One of the kids never brings a gift to exchange

DEAR AMY: My ex-husband, “T,” and I have a 12-year-old son, “James.”

One reason we got divorced is because T would not contribute financially. He feels entitled and expects others to take care of him and/or bail him out. I pay him child support.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

On Christmas Eve, T takes James to visit his side of the family, where they give James presents. It’s supposed to be an exchange, but T doesn’t bring anything for James to give to his cousins. James just collects gifts.

When we were married, I bought the gifts for the cousins, but now that we’re divorced, T brings James, always empty-handed.

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