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OUR ADVICE FOR GROSSED OUT:
  A:  Forget about it. Just wash it from your mind, girl.        31%
  B:  Ask your mom about it. Maybe your dad was watching ...        24%
  C:  Program the TV so you can't access any adult progr ...        21%
  D:  Accept that your parents are sexual beings with pr ...        23%
Total Votes: 1500

Dear Anyone,

My mother passed away in September, 2004. I have had a hard time with it. Holidays and birthdays are particularly hard. On Mothers Day, my 25 year-old niece started making nasty comments about me having a "bad day" missing my mother on Mothers Day, saying, "What's the big deal? You wouldn't spend the whole day with her anyway." I let her know I heard her nasty comment. Then my brother asked me if I would go to her grave with him. My niece said, "Is she there, is she not there?" This was said with attitude.

She always seemed to have great respect for her Nana when she was alive. Why would it go away now that she is dead? I've let the comments slide so far, but on Saturday the whole family will be together to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday. Should I take advantage of this opportunity to let my niece have it and tell her that her disrespect not only for me but for her Nana (my mother) was inappropriate? I don't want to do this over the phone and e-mail can be so misunderstood.

Hurtin' Badly

WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE?

Vote for Option A   
A:  Tell your niece exactly what you feel about her, but take her aside and do it quietly.
Vote for Option B   
B:  Just keep things light with her and don't get involved with her in the future.
Vote for Option C   
C:  Confront her in front of others. Your niece won't see the light unless others take your side and back you up.
Vote for Option D   
D:  Talk to your sibling (who is the parent of the niece), and tell them to be the messenger. They should be responsible for straightening her out.

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