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February 27, 2013

Dear Abby: Man’s online porn addiction robs marriage of its passion

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:By the Clock in Connecticut

:Dear By the Clock: Tell your therapist exactly how this is affecting you and ask what HER problem is. She owes you an explanation.

I agree that being late for your appointment is disrespectful if it happens regularly. You may need to find another therapist. If that’s the case, be sure to tell her why you are leaving. It takes courage to be assertive, but it will help you in your personal growth.

Dear Abby: Please help me with a delicate situation between me and my husband of seven years.

For our 20th anniversary, my first husband gave me a diamond anniversary ring. After running across it again, I have recently started wearing it.

My husband is very offended that I have chosen to do this. I wear it on the middle finger of my left hand. (The knuckle on my right hand was broken when I was a teen, and it won’t fit on that hand.)

I have tried explaining that there is no sentimental reason for wearing the ring. It’s just a beautiful piece of jewelry. He doesn’t want me to wear it at all, but I do. Do you have any advice?

:Likes the Sparkle in Wisconsin

:Dear Likes the Sparkle: While the ring may be just a beautiful piece of jewelry to you, to your husband it may symbolize the 20-plus years you spent with someone else. Ask if he would mind if you had the stones in the ring remounted into something you could wear on your right hand — or consider selling it and using the money to buy another piece of jewelry that would be less threatening to your current spouse.

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Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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