Worried mother

Dear Queenie,

  My son has been dating a woman for over a year but when he tries to break up with her she tells him if that happens she will kill herself.

  Queenie, what can I tell him about how to deal with this?—Worried mother

Dear Mother,

  What this manipulative woman does to your son is emotional blackmail. He should tell her that she alone is responsible for her welfare and it is not up to him to guarantee her happiness. He should also tell her family about her behaviour so they can get her the psychological help she apparently needs.