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Ask Amy: New wife ruminates on drunk-scrolling

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

He has stopped drinking and smoking, and is a responsible, hardworking man who says he has everything he has ever wanted in life.

But I need help moving past his past.

I've read self-help books and talked to close friends, but I still have this nagging feeling.

Is it my gut telling me that something isn't right? After all, a tiger can’t change its stripes.

– Tortured by the Past

Dear Tortured: I don’t know what these books and friends told you, but my main question is: Are you capable of change?


I believe that you are.

Your husband has changed.

And now it’s your turn.

Your choice to dig into his social media history seems to have triggered extreme self-esteem issues. He has told you: “That was drunk-me. This is sober-me.”


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