Ask Amy: Social media brings a honey into the house
Dear Amy: I was married for 46 years to a man who probably shouldn’t have been married at all. He was not affectionate, even during sex, cheated on me at least once, and when I asked why he married me, he said, “Because it was the thing to do.”
He passed away in 2021, disabled and bedridden. I was his sole caregiver for 10 years.
About four years ago, I casually friended a man on social media. We are both in our 60s. He has shared that he is in an unhappy marriage. He says he stays with her because there’s a slim chance he could come into some money.
His financial situation is bad, and he knows mine is.
He lives about three hours away.
We message several times a week. He started out calling me “hon” or “honey” and on occasion “sweetheart.”
He ends each message with a heart emoji.
He has told me that if he was financially stable, he’d race to meet me.
He mentioned recently that when he was between marriages, he’d met a woman online and had traveled to meet her.
That’s when a bell went off.