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This sneaky bird is into secretive monkey business

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DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS: I flew home Friday from a business trip three days earlier than expected, cancelling my Monday morning meeting so I could be back. Why? Because I missed my girlfriend of six months so much and wanted to surprise her by being home for the weekend with her. When I got back she was nowhere to be found -- she wasn't at her apartment all weekend and her best friend sounded embarrassed when I phoned. She claimed to know nothing.

On Sunday night my girlfriend's car was back in its parking spot, but she wasn't answering my calls or her buzzer downstairs. So I waited. About two hours later she came out and I approached her by the bushes where she couldn't get away. I said, "Where the hell have you been?" and she said, "None of your business. Get away from me or I'll call the cops." I have a good job and am a law-abiding citizen, so I got in my car, and we both took off. I found out this morning from a friend at the gym that he saw her at the airport Sunday night. Now what? -- Broken Heart, Fort Garry

Dear Broken: She's not being truthful and was not nearly as invested in you as you were in her. It seems she used your time away for work business as a time to slip away for some monkey business. You had every right to be upset, but sitting in a car waiting for her to come out of her house is creepy behaviour. No more of that nonsense! Lying in wait is stalking.

On the positive side, you were lucky to find out this woman is a sneak so soon. She may never talk to you again, and you might not ever get the whole story, but whatever she did was not above-board. That's not the kind of woman you give your heart to, mister. Get some counselling so you can get past the unanswered questions that have the power to torture a person, and let that sneaky bird fly out of your head. You can do better than this.

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I'm a Scorpio and my new boyfriend is a non-believer in astrological signs and what they mean. He won't tell me his birthdate so I don't know if we're a good match or not. Scorpios are passionate, reliable, secretive and have great courage. He seems a little unreliable and he spends money like water -- on me, though. What if we aren't a true match? -- True Believer, Osborne Village

Dear Believer: Your boyfriend is smart not to tell you his birthdate and sign if you're going to judge your fledgling relationship on these things. Enjoy everything as it unfolds and see how you feel about each other without a bunch of predictions on paper prejudicing everything you think from the start. Look at his outside personality and his internal character. How high is the passion meter? Test his reliability factor in small ways. You know who you are and what you want and need so you do the investigation. Don't put too much stock in the predicted compatibility of your two sun signs. Even astrologers will tell you they believe there's much more to a mating guided by astrology than a combination of two sun signs.

Please send your questions or comments c/o or mail letters to Miss Lonelyhearts c/o Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 6, 2013 C4

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