Dear Annie: "Cranky Canadian" was upset that his stepdaughter, "Justine," parks herself at their home for two weeks at a time and doesn't lift a finger. Given that "Cranky" and his wife of six years are both in their late 60s, a change in the family dynamic is unlikely.
I suggest a vacation alone for "Cranky" during Justine's visits. It may make everyone at least partially happy. - Retired Psychologist
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