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Dating success unequal for open marriage couple

Dear Annie: My hus- en later in the evening and band and I have been hap- is often used interchangepily married for 15 years ably with tea. The word and recently decided to try dinner also is used when an open-marriage lifestyle. referring to a formal meal We are doing this with full or banquet (hence the presihonesty and respect for each dents dinners), and supother. per is always a less formal The main problem is that affair. We hope that answers the dating success is not your question. Thanks for equal. I found it easier to get the change of pace. a date. Whereas, my husband Dear Annie: In response is having a treto Wife of the mendous degree Plumber, I have of difficulty. He only one thing to has online dating say: Get out while profiles, but no the gettin is good! luck. I am seeing Her husband is a someone who is total narcissist, and a wonderful pernothing is going to son, but I want my change him. Narhusband to expericissists are superb ence new things at conning people, along with me. especially those Open marriage who love them. We is still consid- Annies Mailbox are the ones they ered taboo, and treat the worst, it is extremely important to because we have that unremy husband and me that we alistic hope that given time are honest about our marital things will improve. status with any prospective After almost half a centudate. Even though he is hap- ry, I can attest to the fact that py for me, I feel compelled no matter how many chancto help him. But Im not sure es you give, no matter how how to do it without over- many promises they make stepping unspoken boundar- and no matter how much you ies. Open but Lost love them or how hard you Dear Open: Are you work, it will never change. sure your husband wants They see nothing wrong with this as much as you do? He themselves. It is always the may have agreed to the ar- other persons fault. They rangement only to please will not seek help. you. We think you need to I urge her not to throw her have this discussion again life away on someone who and let your commitment to will never be there for her. honesty lead the way. Ask I hoped too much and loved your husband whether he too strongly, and although is truly happy with the idea still legally married, I have of an open marriage and, if finally reached the point of so, what you can do to make emotionally withdrawing things easier for him. Mar- from my self-made prison. riage, open or otherwise, If leaving is not feasible, requires the ability to com- she needs to protect herself municate. and her children from the Dear Annie: Would you extreme damage that is done please address the distinc- by living with this type of tion between dinner and person. And get counseling. supper? Ive heard many Been There, Done That people refer to the evening and Escaped meal as dinner, but the definition of an evening meal is supper. I even heard a prominent newscaster refer to the president as sitting down with a guest at the White House for dinner tonight, but if they are sitting down at night, it is clearly supper. Stickler in the South Dear Stickler: In most parts of the U.S. and Canada, these words are used interchangeably. However, there are regional distinctions, which might explain why this bothers you so much. According to most definitions, dinner refers to the main meal of the day. Back in the Middle Ages, people often ate the main meal at lunchtime. Now we tend to eat it much later, but it is still called dinner regardless of the time. Supper refers to a lighter meal tak-

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013 You should be able to notice some steady improvement in several matters of considerable importance. Be content with the speed of your progress instead of trying to rush things along. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Although your prospects for personal gain look good, dont expect to become a millionaire overnight. Be grateful for the profitable developments that come your way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Be logical and practical about your financial dealings, but by the same token, dont discount any of your hunches. Your intuition might be sensing something youre missing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- A surefire way to guarantee that your friends will speak well of you is to speak highly of them. However, make sure what you say is sincere, not just flattery. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The race will go to the smart and not necessarily to the swift in careerrelated matters. Be sure you use your head wisely, so that you can be numbered among the winners. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Those that arent tuned into your wavelength will prove to be a big bore. Try to associate with companions whose likes and dislikes parallel yours. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Timing is important when you are trying to promote something that could be financially beneficial. Wait to make your pitch until you have your prospects full attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- If you have to make a critical decision, get as much feedback from others as you can. Some of their input could reveal important aspects that youve overlooked. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- This is a good day to talk to the boss about some changes that you feel would help the operation. If it makes sense, your superior will be interested. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- When dealing with others on a one-on-one basis, Judge not lest ye be judged is a good adage to keep in mind. Your associates will emulate your behavior. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- When in conversation about critical decision, the debate wont be won by the person who has the last word. Go for quality, not quantity. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Youre an extremely effective communicator, so dont waste your time on idle chatter. Use your skills to charm people who can help advance your interests. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Someone with your interests at heart will show you a procedure that could strengthen your financial position. It would be smart to follow his or her suggestions. COPYRIGHT 2013 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


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