The economy tanked, I lost my job and I have become a housewife. I feel like I’m serving a life sentence in a prison of my own making. I tried to persuade my husband to move so I could find a job and hire a maid. No luck. He decided that since we didn’t need as much money, he would work less. Now he works part-time, and I want out.
Living in Hell in New Jersey
Dear Living in Hell: Tell your husband that you didn’t sign up for the role he has assigned to you. I’m sure he already knows you’re not happy with the situation. If he is unwilling to resume working full time, then it will be up to you to find some kind of job that will enable you to save enough money to leave.
Dear Abby: Election Day will soon be here, when we go to the polls and elect a Democrat or Republican to the White House.
Afterward, why not stop at your local animal shelter and elect a DemoCAT or a RePUPlican to YOUR house?
No matter whom you choose for the White House, you can’t go wrong with a furry friend.
They don’t make promises they don’t keep. They can’t reduce the deficit or improve the economy, but what they can do is give unconditional love.
Independent Animal Advocate
Dear Independent: I agree that pets give unconditional love — and without “term limits.”
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.