DEAR ABBY: My wife and I both served in the military. When she returned from Egypt 19 months ago, she dropped a bomb on me, saying she didn’t want to be married anymore. She said she had settled for second best all her life and that’s what she had done with me. She went on to say she knows there’s someone better than me out there, and she’s going to find him.
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Please accept my sympathy. Your marriage is over, and you have to accept it.
If you haven’t consulted a lawyer, you should do it NOW to figure out what your responsibility — and HERS — will be to the children once your divorce is final. They should be cared for by the parent who is willing and able to give them stability, and the lawyer can help you determine this.
From your description of your wife, that would be you, while she searches for someone she “deserves.” Personally, I hope she finds him, because the way she has treated you has been brutal.Toddler disrupting college class DEAR ABBY: I’m a student in a community college. I enjoy the diversity of the students here; many are adults who are changing careers or getting the education they’ve always wanted.
I wholeheartedly agree with you that toddlers do not belong in college lectures where they distract the students. This is something that should be discussed with whomever is conducting the class, and if that doesn’t fix the problem, with the dean.
P.S. Some colleges have baby-sitting facilities on campus.© Universal Uclick 5/2