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Girlfriend's secret holiday something to worry about

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 8/2/2018 (193 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My love is a little liar. I know about her local lover she has when I’m out of town. I don’t care because he is so far down the ladder in terms of what she loves in men that I’m not threatened.

The guy’s also a little light in the loafers and if anything should worry me, it should be contracting something he has.

But I don’t let it worry me too much because I’m not true blue myself. I try to keep away from the kind of sex where you could contract something, but nothing’s 100 per cent, is it?

I’m upset now because she went on a holiday to Mexico and didn’t leave me much for details. I recognize this tactic as I’ve used it myself when travelling with a band. I really have no way of contacting her unless I lean on her mom for details, and I don’t want to do that. Her mother is no fool and doesn’t like musicians.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 8/2/2018 (193 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My love is a little liar. I know about her local lover she has when I’m out of town. I don’t care because he is so far down the ladder in terms of what she loves in men that I’m not threatened.

The guy’s also a little light in the loafers and if anything should worry me, it should be contracting something he has.

But I don’t let it worry me too much because I’m not true blue myself. I try to keep away from the kind of sex where you could contract something, but nothing’s 100 per cent, is it?

I’m upset now because she went on a holiday to Mexico and didn’t leave me much for details. I recognize this tactic as I’ve used it myself when travelling with a band. I really have no way of contacting her unless I lean on her mom for details, and I don’t want to do that. Her mother is no fool and doesn’t like musicians.

Anyway, I have to recognize I feel the green-eyed monster twisting in my gut. I know she’s not down there with her girlfriends because I’ve checked. So who’s she with? How can I find out without looking like I’m a...

Jealous Man, Manitoba

 

Dear Jealous Man: Do you really want to know? Consider this: if you find out she’s with the local boyfriend, what would you do? Nothing. If you found out she was with a new, more dangerous boyfriend, would you go to Mexico and try to get her back?

You just have to sit it out, like she sits it out when you have a new lust interest and go underground for awhile. Fair is fair. That’s the only dignified thing for you to do. After she comes back, you can have a talk with her about what’s ahead for you as a couple.

Until then, you keep yourself busy or look like a jealous idiot bothering her family and friends. If you need to write her something, simply email a message that says, "Who are you with? Should I be jealous?" Sign off with the word "love" and your name.

That would be smarter than a message that shows you’re furious and jealous, and calling her out.

 

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My husband wants to buy a new house that’s better than his older brother’s new house. He doesn’t phrase it that way, but that’s the real truth, as they are always competing.

Our four-bedroom house is just fine and we can afford it, even if I don’t work and continue to stay home with the kids. His brother is such a show-off, he drives my husband nuts. How can I stop my man from making a dumb and unnecessary move? 

His Worried Wife, Steinbach

Dear His Worried Wife: If your husband wants to outrank his brother in status, he could plan a glamorous and exciting holiday for your family and your husband’s brother would take notice.

The money spent won’t be as upsetting to the budget for nearly as long, and it may get up his brother’s nose just the same.

Miss Lonelyhearts

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Each year, the Free Press publishes more than 1,000 letters to Miss Lonelyhearts and her responses to the life and relationship questions that come her way.

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