DEAR ABBY: I need advice badly. A close family member has been living with a woman who sexually assaults people by grabbing their genitalia, kissing them forcibly on the mouth and touching their buttocks. She's completely without boundaries.
We have an important family event coming up and have decided not to invite her because we don't feel safe around her. The close family member is incensed with us, furious even. He chalks his girlfriend's transgressions up to "medical events."
Abby, are we right to not allow her to be part of situations where she will undoubtedly behave like this? Or must we "just accept it and move on," as our family member insists, in spite of being well aware of her pattern of behavior? -- ANONYMOUS IN THE EAST
DEAR ANONYMOUS: Do not allow yourselves to be forced into anything that would make any of you uncomfortable. Unless this family member can guarantee that his "lady" friend will not disrupt the festivities by acting out, she should not be invited.