Dear Amy: I was close to some friends my age growing up, but I haven't seen or talked to them in a long time. Life got in the way.
A few years ago, their mother ("Jane") accused their father ("John") and my mother of having an affair, solely on the grounds that they had to work together on some church functions.
This accusation had no basis in reality. They never met outside of the church environment and only shared the occasional phone call to coordinate on church events.
Since then, John has stopped talking to my mother, and both Jane and John have been spreading nasty rumors about my family.
I'm getting married next year, and...