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The 'kids' reject Dad's new marriage. What now?

By Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Of course, I get them all right, quite quickly!

At first, she was kind of amazed. Now it's getting serious.

Some of my friends back home know what I'm doing, and I'm sure someone will tell her.

How can I get out of this situation before she finds out from someone else? She will be "PO'd."

-- Hooked on the Wheel

Dear Hooked: Here's your clue: Two Words, 12 letters.

(Stop cheating!)

You might want to taper down slowly, and gradually decline from savant status to mere mortal.

And come clean with your wife. Do so over a nice dinner, present your confession in clue form and attach a prize for her correct guess.

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Dear Amy: Regarding healing from "emotional affairs," my husband and I both had them. We confessed our indiscretions and started marriage counseling. I secretly kept in contact with my affair partner for another year. By doing this, I was wasting all we were investing in the counseling and our marriage.

It wasn't until I became honest with myself and completely ended my friendship and affair that my marriage could begin to heal.

We are about to celebrate 23 years of marriage and although it was painful and a hard lesson to learn, it brought us closer together in the long run.

-- Happy Now

Dear Happy: Congratulations!


(You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: Readers may send postal mail to Amy Dickinson, c/o Tribune Content Agency, 16650 Westgrove Drive, Suite 175, Addison, Texas, 75001. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or "like" her on Facebook.)



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