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Dear Abby: Hardworking couple reluctant to help freeloading relative

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Dear Abby: My spouse and I, after many long years of school, advanced degrees and work in the corporate world, are now retired. We are (we hope) financially secure.

Both of us have siblings who were less successful for various reasons. What obligation do hardworking people have toward their less successful siblings, especially one who has been a freeloader his entire life?

“Rusty” sponged off his aging parents to keep from having to earn a decent living. We feel sorry…

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