Tell her sooner rather than later, so she can cancel her trip to the convention. If she’s willing to do that and work on repairing your marriage, there is a chance that your problems are fixable. If she isn’t, then face it: Your stressed marriage is over. Photos from a private investigator are beside the point. The email you read is proof enough.
The story, titled “Keep Your Fork,” has been widely shared on the Internet. It appeared in “A Third Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul” and was authored by Roger William Thomas.
It concerns a young woman who had been given only a short time to live, and who instructed her pastor that she would like to be buried with a fork in her right hand. She went on to say, “In all my years of attending church potluck dinners, when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would say, ‘Keep your fork.’
She said the main course was her favorite part of the meal because she knew “something better was coming something wonderful, and with substance.” What she wanted was to convey to her loved ones at her funeral was her belief that something better was to come.Keeping ex’s name DEAR ABBY:
I think her reason for wanting to retain her married name (and probably hyphenate it with yours) is a valid one. It will prevent confusion for her children at school.
However, one line in your letter concerns me. It’s the one in which you say it upsets you, “but she doesn’t care.” If she didn’t care about you, she wouldn’t be marrying you. But her children MUST come first, and unless you can accept that fact, you shouldn’t marry her.© Universal Uclick 2/28