Dad threatens to disown son if he digs into family history

November 3, 2018 2:00 AM

Dear Abby:

I am a 22-year-old, single male who recently graduated from college. I received lots of congratulations in person and by phone, text and social media.

One of them came from a woman my age named “Bree.” When I responded, I didn’t recall ever having friended her but learned she’s a cousin who lives back east. Apparently, her mother and my father are siblings. When I asked my father about it, he got very defensive and told me whoever it was I spoke to is a complete and total liar. Ordinarily, I might have agreed, but his reaction tells me there’s a lot more to this.

I want to find out more. Neither of my parents will say a word about it, and I don’t know why. Continue Reading


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