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Dear Abby: My darling mother-in-law passed away recently. She was a wonderful woman. In her will she left a diamond ring to her daughter, “Mimi,” a diamond ring to me, and the remainder of her jewelry to her grandchildren.

My children received a box from Mimi filled with Mom’s costume jewelry. Her expensive jewelry was missing. When I asked about the missing items, Mimi said they were in the box, and she had taken photos to prove it. Recently my daughter and I ran into my sister-in-law and saw she was wearing one of the pieces of jewelry that had been intended for my children. When I asked Mimi to please give it to my daughter, she replied that she couldn’t because she was “still grieving.” Any advice?

– Heartbroken In Washington

Dear Heartbroken: Who was the executor of your mother-in-law’s will? That person should have been overseeing the disposition of her property, and that is the person you should contact now. If Mimi WAS the executor, your next step should be to contact an attorney.

He’s still a virgin

Dear Abby: I am a 25-year-old male who is still a virgin. It bugs me knowing that uglier, less intelligent guys are having sex, while I – smart, educated and good-looking – am not. What is the secret to finally losing my virginity? This has been bothering me because I have lost a lot of weight and feel better about myself, but it still isn’t happening. I used to be extremely shy, but the confidence I gained from the weight loss has helped me in talking to strangers.

Please give me some advice.

– Ready For More

Dear Ready: Please reread the second sentence of your letter. If you do, you will realize that while you have lost the weight, you have not lost the anger you must have felt when, for years, you went unnoticed. The chances of losing your virginity – and more important, having a RELATIONSHIP – will improve if you talk to a psychologist. Unless you do, the “vibe” you emit may continue to repel women. Please give my advice serious consideration.