DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: My girlfriend went to be with her parents, a five-hour drive away, when the pandemic started last year. I sort of blame her parents, who were never happy their little girl was living with someone they did not especially love themselves. LEFT BEHINDDEAR LEFT BEHIND: Whether disapproving parents were a factor or not, there may be many valid considerations your girlfriend’s taking into account while making her decision. Painful as the new development is, taking it personally will only harm you. A lot of people have ended up in completely different circumstances than they thought they’d be in this time last year.