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Ask Amy: Husband’s secret could make for awkward vacation

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I just found out (from reading an exchange of text messages) that my husband of 40 years has reconnected with an old girlfriend.

They have been actively corresponding for about a year. Both are in their 70s.

Their relationship is far more than a happy re-connection between old friends, catching up and sharing their news. They act like they are in love.

They text, email, and FaceTime. He hasn’t talked to me at all about her.

He has been very agitated toward me, snaps at me, and gets upset over nothing.

Unbeknownst to me, he invited her to join us on our overseas vacation.


He told her that I like her and that I will be a good friend to her. (Keep in mind that I am not supposed to know any of this.)

I am very distraught about this, but I haven’t said anything yet.

Should I confront him?

How do I go about it?


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