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Ask Amy: Wife can’t mourn until she forgives

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: My husband died a few months ago. He was very well respected. Everyone thought very highly of him.

We were married for over 50 years.

About 40 years ago he had been working with a woman who lived in another city. He and other co-workers would travel to her city for work.

We had been married for 10 years and had three children.

I went to an award dinner held in their honor.

The morning of the dinner, he was in the shower and the phone rang in our hotel room. When I answered it, the person on the other end used her name, instead of mine.


My husband said that the person knew that they worked together and assumed she was there before leaving for the dinner.

Shortly after that, there were a couple of other incidents that made me suspicious.

A few weeks passed, and he said he wasn't going to work with her anymore because he was starting to have feelings for her.

I brought up all my suspicions and accused him of having an affair.


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