... is online here. I was rather pleased with this one, in which I advised a mother-of-the-bride who is bothered by the mother-of-the-groom's more distant emotional style (also, I wish English had a term for people whose children are married to each other):
You come across as a warm, articulate, generous person eager to expand her family to include these intriguing new members. I bet you enjoy picking out gifts for people, and that when you discover yourself alone at a party, you quickly find a conversation to join, a neglected child or elder to draw in, or a helpful chore to accomplish. Here's my challenge: Use your considerable empathetic abilities to imagine this situation from the perspective of someone whose emotional style may be more cautious and self-conscious than your own.
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