DEAR AMY: Our son and his wife are separating and soon to divorce after 10 years of marriage. Our daughter-in-law has a child by a previous marriage, and they had another child together. We have a good relationship with his wife, but we are only fairly close to our step-grandchild, because we’ve lived far apart and rarely saw that child. Christmas is coming and my husband and I are not sure how to handle presents now and in the future regarding the mother and her child. What do you think?.
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