Data breach, inheritance decisions and unhealthy humor

In this Ask Amy article:

  • A reader gets scammed when a friend shares their private disagreements on TikTok, asking for advice on whether his response was reasonable.
  • A family member reconsiders estate planning, taking into account the behavior of various relatives during the pandemic.
  • A reader expresses regret for tolerating sarcasm and defamation in their marriage and acknowledges it as abusive.

Dear Amy:

My girlfriend “Cynthia” and I have become much closer lately as we both got divorced and shared our experiences (I’m a man).

Cynthia recently moved back to the area after living a few states away and we’ve been able to go out a few times.

I’m enjoying finally being on my own after a mentally and emotionally draining divorce.

I’ve been very forthcoming that I won’t be sleeping around and I’ve stated that I’m interested in a long-term relationship with the idea that we can start moving in together sometime next year.

I recently came across a Cynthia “TikTok” page that’s (basically) full of videos bringing up every little disagreement we’ve ever had, not to mention me as a Being portrayed as a guy who “doesn’t commit” because I want to. I’m taking the time to work towards moving in together.

These videos get thousands of views and some of the comments (mostly very negative at my expense) relate to the specific apartment complex I am currently staying in. These comments are from friends of hers. This is a hard line for me and I have asked her to remove these videos if she wants to pursue a long term relationship. She then made another video of this conversation and after seeing this video I abruptly ended any form of relationship with her.

I wonder: was it unreasonable for me to ask that our in-person conversations not be broadcast on social media?

– unreasonable

Dear unreasonable:


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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