Dear Abby: My wife left our bedroom. Is this normal?

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for 45 years. When she moved out of our bedroom, I was shocked. I thought she didn’t love me anymore. Then I realized that both our sleeping habits have changed over the years.

Jeanne Phillips

She snores, and I toss and turn. She needs the room dark, while I like a night light so I can see while I walk to the bathroom.

I wasn’t around when my parents got old, so I didn’t realize our sleeping arrangement was going to change. We still love each other but just sleep in different rooms. Is this normal?


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DEAR WONDERING: The reason for the change is what’s important. In your case, it’s not because of discord or lack of love.

While I would have suggested your wife try various kinds of sleep masks to block out your night light, your new arrangement is not an indication that there is trouble in your relationship. Many couples do this. So stop worrying about whether this is normal and be glad you have a solution that works.

DEAR ABBY: My brother and sister-in-law own a golden retriever. “Cookie” is their baby. The problem is, I live in a place where I can’t have pets, plus I don’t have a car. I’m disabled, so it’s harder for me to get around.

I would love for my brother and sister-in-law to visit me for a couple of days. We live 2½ hours apart. Well, my brother won’t come and stay with me at all. He does visit, but only for about an hour or so

Source:: East Bay – Lifestyle


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