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Ask Amy: Woman’s sexuality becomes factor in breakup

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I have been in a 20-year relationship with a wonderful man who has been there for me — through thick and thin.

We raised my children together and are now enjoying our grandchildren.

I have been very unhappy in the relationship for the last few years because I've fallen out of love with him.

I don't want to have the grandbabies lose out on a wonderful grandfather because he will leave the country if we split up, but I want to be happy, too.

I've always liked women, but I didn't want my mother to take my children away from me if I lived my true self, so when I met him, and we decided to get together, I honestly wanted to grow old with him.

Now my children are grown, and I feel like I deserve to be happy. I just don't want to break a good man's heart.

 

How can I have both things that I want?

– Lost in the Closet

Dear Lost: You may not be able to have everything you want.

Because of your life experience, you already know this, but the only way to find out what you can have is to start living your truth by being honest with your partner.

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