The advice columnist "Dear Abby" replies to three letters about spouses who continue to lie

A trinity of advice columnists: 
(clockwise from top)
Eppie Lederer (Ann Landers), 
 Pauline Phillips (Abigail Van Buren), 
and Jeanne Phillips (the current Dear Abby.)

Dear Abby: my son-in-law won't stop his bad behavior...

How can you gain some perspective on spouses who lie and cheat and deceive? Just read these three Dear Abby columns from a bizarre parallel universe where Abby receives letters in triplicate:
DEAR ABBY: My 24-year-old daughter married her high school sweetheart whom she has been with for nine years. She is a vegetarian. He said he was also a vegetarian, but he ate meat while they were dating. They have been married a year now, and he has eaten meat several more times during their married life.

She has left him twice. The second time she filed for divorce, but he talked her into taking him back. He promises to never eat meat again.

They are so young and healthy, and I hate to see her live a life with a man who lies to her. There are no children, and my daughter has a college education. Abby, my question is: After repeatedly lying, do men ever stop lying about their diet to their wives? – SICK WITH WORRY IN MONTANA

DEAR SICK WITH WORRY: Because your son-in-law continued eating meat more than once, I seriously doubt that he’s going to quit. When a man – or woman – gets set on a certain way of eating, it rarely stops. I hope your daughter understands that BEFORE having children, because she will have children with a man who cannot stop eating meat.
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DEAR ABBY: My 24-year-old daughter married her high school sweetheart whom she has been with for nine years. He was unfaithful to her while they were dating. They have been married a year now, and he has been unfaithful several more times during their married life.

She has left him twice. The second time she filed for divorce, but he talked her into taking him back. He promises to be faithful to her now.

They are so young, and I hate to see her live a life with a man who is a cheater. There are no children, and my daughter has a college education. Abby, my question is: After repeated cheating, do men ever become faithful husbands? – SICK WITH WORRY IN MONTANA

DEAR SICK WITH WORRY: Because your son-in-law continued being unfaithful to your daughter more than once, I seriously doubt that he’s going to quit. When a man – or woman – forms a pattern of cheating, it rarely stops. I hope your daughter understands that BEFORE having children.
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DEAR ABBY: My 24-year-old daughter married her high school sweetheart whom she has been with for nine years. He had killed his previous girlfriend. They have been married a year now, and he has killed several other people during their married life.

She has left him twice. The second time she filed for divorce, but he talked her into taking him back. He promises to stop killing people.

They are so young, and I hate to see her live a life with a man who is a murderer. There are no children, and my daughter has a college education. Abby, my question is: After repeatedly killing people, do murderers ever become law-abiding citizens? – SICK WITH WORRY IN MONTANA

DEAR SICK WITH WORRY: Because your son-in-law has murdered more than once, I seriously doubt that he’s going to quit. When a man – or woman – repeatedly murders people, it rarely stops. I hope your daughter understands that BEFORE having children. She might also consider calling the police.
Dear Abby column from November 29, 20120, at uexpress>>

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