Protestations and Explanations

Dear Robin:

My husband Claude and I have been together a long time.  We have had some ups and downs but for many reasons the past couple years have been especially rough.  As bad as things were they got worse.

I began to hear some rumors that my husband was having an affair with a woman named Gertrude who is single (sort of; that’s another story) and who has a very bad reputation around our small city.  

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Am I Jealous of My Kid?

Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage. 

― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

Dear Robin:

Ever since we had our son 2 1/2 years ago my wife Trina treats me like a business partner and not like a husband.  We used to have a happy marriage but now she is totally focused on our son to the point I’m not sure she’d notice if I weren’t around.

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My Wife Wants Me to Choose Sides in Divorce


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My wife and I are having the same general argument we always have but on a different topic.  Our main problem always seems to boil down to loyalty.  For example, this week’s fight is over her best friend’s ex-husband James, who I am friends with and have been for over 15 years.  

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