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You appear to be an intelligent and responsible young man. The first thing you should do is thank your higher power that there wasn’t an “accident” and your girlfriend didn’t become pregnant.
The next thing you should do is find out why Allison would stop taking her birth control pills without telling you. If there was a medical reason, there are other methods she could have used in their place. (If you are planning to attend college, she may have been thinking a baby would “anchor” you to her.)
And last, recognize that if you resume having sex with her — which I emphatically DON’T recommend — that you won’t be able to trust her as far as birth control is concerned, and you will be the one totally responsible for preventing a pregnancy.
The saying, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on ME,” applies here.
The only rational reason I can think of for “trashing” a wedding dress would be if the marriage was a disaster and the bride was doing it as a way of venting her anger. I can’t speak for all young women, but I am willing to bet that many would be thrilled to wear the gown their mother wore. And for those who aren’t interested or can’t fit into it, your idea of recycling is compassionate, generous and sensible.Cover your sneeze, please DEAR ABBY: My husband refuses to cover his mouth when he sneezes. He thinks that by “stifling” his sneeze he doesn’t expel any particles. Besides being unhealthy, I feel it is gross for the rest of us. Is it possible to sneeze and not spray? — Ducking for Shelter in Ohio DEAR DUCKING:
No. Some sneezes can travel up to a distance of 5 feet, expelling thousands of droplets into the air and onto surfaces. “Stifle” or not, your husband should cover his mouth.© Universal Uclick 7/31