Dear Abby: Our niece “Bonnie” has severe attachment problems. She still lives in her parents’ home and is well into her 50s. Her father passed away several years ago, and her mother seems to be her only friend.
Bonnie has never had a serious relationship and has spent her life at one job and with her parents. Vacations and holidays have been spent with them only. Bonnie rarely accepts an invitation unless her mom is invited, does not communicate unless we reach out to her first and is very private about the smallest details in her life.