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by Abigail Van Buren

Mom Wants To Protect Children From Their Uncle

DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law is a registered sex offender. I am uncomfortable having him stay at our house with my husband and me and our children. My mother-in-law insists we need to forgive him and let him stay. I hate putting my husband in the middle (it is his sister's husband), but I do not want him under our roof overnight.

Am I right to refuse, or do I let him stay and be on major guard? -- MOMMY IN MEMPHIS

DEAR MOMMY: As a mother, it is your job to protect your children. Because you feel your brother-in-law might be a danger to them, he should sleep elsewhere -- and "forgiveness" has nothing to do with it.

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