Dear Annie: A year ago, I had an argument, mostly via text, with my 37-year-old son. He was threatening to leave his bride of two weeks. I tried to get him to understand that he had made a serious commitment and shouldn't throw it away so easily. Unfortunately, things escalated to include more personal feelings on both sides.
Despite a rocky first year, he recently celebrated his first anniversary. However, since the disagreement, he has refused to speak to me. I emailed, texted and called, apologizing and begging him to talk this out. I acknowledged his birthday and Christmas with gifts, but received no response. I then ceased attempts to contact him for several months, hoping to give him some space. Still nothing.