A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

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Nobody’s Retirement Husband

NOBODY’S RETIREMENT HUSBAND writes into DEAR ABBY saying that at 53 he’s had two failed marriages that cost him emotionally and financially, and he’s unwilling to get married again. He has a … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wife’s Wild Past

CONFOUNDED IN THE SOUTH writes into DEAR ABBY sharing that his wife was much more sexually active than she led him to believe. He feels “betrayed” and “embarrassed” as mutual … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Young woman should be proactive

TORN IN OHIO is 19 years old and her boyfriend of 2 years, NED, is talking about marriage. She is worried that the relationship progressed too fast and says she … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Coming Out and Keeping a Secret

An ANONYMOUS Mom writes DEAR ABBY saying that her son came out to her in a private conversation.  He asks his Mom not to tell anyone as it would “hurt so … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

When one parent becomes stay-at-home

STAY-AT-HOME MOM writes DEAR ABBY saying that she has been married to her husband for nine years and then quit three years ago to care for their two small children.  There is some tension in … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Origin of a Column

This column originated several years ago when, over the course of a couple of months, I read several women writing in on the theme of contemplating divorce and not wanting to … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment