THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I've been married to my husband for ten years. We were both married before as well. He has adult children and I do as well. I just found out that my husband has been sending his daughter money every month for the last five years. We have never talked about this. I only found out because she called and asked me if he was going to stop by so she could pay her rent. I was a little confused. She said he has paid her rent for half a decade. Meanwhile she is working a part time job and partying most of the time. My kids all have jobs and pay their own way. His son also has a job and pays his own way, at least I think he does, who knows! I'm so upset about this. I feel like he has been lying to me for all this time. I knew he helped her a little, but I thought it was paying for gas so she could come visit and things like that. I had no idea that he was paying for her rent and more. My son needed some help during COVID shutdowns and he helped him do some paperwork to get assistance elsewhere. I was happy that he helped him at the time, but now it looks like a slap in the face compared to his daughter's handouts. How do I deal with this? Do you think it's wrong for me to be upset? What else is he keeping from me? What do you think would be the correct response to this whole thing?
Signed – Mad Wife
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By turning discarded chip bags into blankets, a 12-year-old girl in Wales is helping both people in need and the environment. In the last year, Alyssa has collected almost 10,000 chip bags to make 200 blankets. She says it takes about an hour to finish a blanket. How? “Each packet has to be opened out so it’s flat and then washed…Then you take 4 of them, put them under a piece of baking paper, and iron them together…Finally, you sandwich the … packets between 2 sheets of clear plastic, and you use the iron again to seal that in place.” Chip bags aren’t easy to recycle, so Alyssa is happy to have found another use for them while helping others. She and her mom give the blankets — along with gloves, socks, toothpaste, and other essentials — to local organizations that distribute them to the homeless. Alyssa says of the waterproof blankets: “When you put the blanket around your body, the heat reflects back off the silver part of the packet.”