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I’m a single dad with two kids and my nephew also lives with us. I get three weeks off a year. Now it’s being cut down to two. Am I right to panic? Ask Lisi

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Advice columnist Lisi Tesher.

Q: I鈥檓 a single dad with two kids and my nephew lives with me during the school year. It鈥檚 a busy life with all three in two different schools and focuses in three different competitive sports. I am dependent on the help of carpools and other parents; my sister is also helpful, especially with our nephew, and the neighbourhood has taken us under their wing.

But by the time June rolls around, I am exhausted and in desperate need of a break. My nephew leaves for the summer (it鈥檚 a long and complicated story) and my own two children also go away for several weeks of the summer. I鈥檓 so tired I don鈥檛 even have the energy to miss them.

Lisi Tesher

Ellie Tesher and Lisi Tesher are advice columnists for the Star and based in B次元官网网址. Send your relationship questions via email: ellie@thestar.ca or lisi@thestar.ca.


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