Dear Annie: I've been with my husband for 15 years. ...The writer wants her husband to work two jobs so she can stay home and play with the toddler. So Annie suspects ADD? This is wacky advice. Dads who work two jobs don't get to see their kids much. Maybe he wants to see their child also.
We are both in our mid-30s and recently had our first baby. I am resentful and angry that I had to return to work and put the baby in day care. I missed my baby's first steps and first word. I feel robbed of time with my child.
I never wanted to be "Mrs. Career," and now I feel trapped. ...
My father worked two jobs, and he says there's something wrong with a man who can't provide for his family. ... — Sad Wife
Dear Sad: ... Please insist that your husband be evaluated for adult ADD, and also that he get some career counseling as well as therapy to work on his negative, self-defeating attitude.
If there is a chance she has contracted an STD from her philandering husband, she should be told. Otherwise, please stay out of it. ...I guess I knew that Ann Landers and Dear Abby were Jewish twin sisters, but I did not know that this was a Jewish advice column. Passover did start on Friday, but that was also Good Friday and today is Easter. Surely there are many more readers who celebrate Good Friday and Easter.
To our Jewish readers: A happy and healthy Passover.
Perhaps I should have guessed from the amorality of the advice given. They act as if marital infidelity is simply a matter of STD risk. I guess the reader is supposed to do her own investigation of condom use, and choose to meddle in the marriage accordingly.
Oops, I see today's column says "Happy Easter to all our Christian readers." So I guess I jumped to a faulty conclusion, and it is not a Jewish advice column.
For my readers, Happy Easter, Spring Break, Passover, March Madness, or whatever else you are celebrating.