Computer Addiction Is Ruining My Marriage

Computer Addiction is Ruining My Marriage


I’m so excited!  I received a follow-up email yesterday from someone who wrote me almost a year ago.  

I LOVE IT when this happens so if you’ve written to me and want to share whether you took my advice and how things are going, please do.  

Email me at and I will write a followup if you like or keep it private if that’s your choice.

Here’s the original column:

Dear Robin:

I’ve been married for 31 years, most of them pretty damn good, but things started to go south about 12-15 years ago when my wife started spending time on the computer.

She mostly went online for email when the kids were in school but then at some point it just became a constant thing and she is always on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and eBay and all sorts of other sites where she interacts with everyone except me.

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The Nest

The Nest

Dear Readers:

Tomorrow I’ll address a great question regarding social media, when to ignore or avoid people, and when to cut your losses.

While I would have never thought a few years ago I’d end relationships over political beliefs, something has shifted.  The time has come when I can no longer sit by and interact with those who espouse hatred, ignorance, xenophobia, and intolerance.

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Is Divorce Worth the Cost?

Dear Robin:

I found your blog after hearing you on the air in Palm Springs. I notice you have a passion for alimony reform and assume you pay alimony. I retired almost a year ago and my wife and I split our time between the Northwest and the desert.

I am miserable in my marriage. I will spare you the details but I haven’t been happy for a long time. I don’t think she is happy either but I also don’t think she cares.

She spends most of her time with her friends shopping and playing tennis and going on walks.  She barely even speaks to me and won’t go to counseling but then again, I don’t think it’s worth the time.

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