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by Abigail Van Buren

Mom's Constant Demands Will Eventually Fall on Deaf Ears

DEAR ABBY: I was married a little more than a year ago, and now my husband and I are getting a friendly divorce. We have told our families and close friends, but my parents are pressuring me to tell all our relatives. I rarely see most of them. How do I go about telling people I see only at holiday and family get-togethers? Please do not use my name. -- ALMOST A DIVORCEE

DEAR ALMOST: Send your relatives a short personal note advising them of your mutual decision to divorce. Also, give them your new address and telephone number if you have moved. It isn't necessary to provide any details about the reason you are divorcing.