Life Advice



Ask Amy: Woman is hurt, lonely, and far from home

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: I am 50, and my husband of 28 years is 62.

We recently moved to a new country for his job. Our kids are attending university in another country. This has been a huge change for me as I have no kids at home to look after. For legal reasons I can't work here, but I do volunteer at the local homeless shelter.

My husband recently started reaching out to all of his ex-girlfriends, and when I asked why he said he can't explain it.

I am hurt, menopausal, lonely, and sad. I honestly don't know what to do.

Should I return to my home country and start my life over?

I can't speak to him or look him in the eyes because it hurts me so much.


To add to the misery, we are having his sisters visit soon for a two-week stay.

I feel like my spirit is crushed.

– Crushed Woman

Dear Crushed: Your husband can explain his actions – he just doesn’t want to. And now you two are engaged in a silent and lonely battle.


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