I sent my phone number to all my childhood friends, none responded

DEAR ABBY: I often don’t let issues trouble me, however I despatched my cellphone quantity a few week in the past (by way of Messenger) to a number of mates I’ve recognized most, if not all, of my life. As a consequence of numerous circumstances, till not too long ago I hadn’t seen them in a very long time. Everybody acquired it; not a single one despatched me again theirs. I assumed our reconnecting went properly. I do know a number of of them keep in contact with one another. I’m undecided easy methods to really feel about this apart from a bit rejected. — WONDERING IN TEXAS

DEAR WONDERING: When you have been separated from these mates (because of numerous circumstances) it’s attainable that circumstances could have modified of their lives, too. Reasonably than conclude their lack of response is rejection, think about that their lives could have gone in several instructions, and so they could also be too busy to rekindle your relationship on the idea that it was earlier than. As a result of you may’t change the best way they behave, change the best way you react to it and focus on the current.

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been in a long-term relationship with my boyfriend, “Mack,” for about 25 years. Eleven years in the past we grew to become extra like roommates. I requested him to go to {couples} counseling, however he adamantly refused. He mentioned, “Should you don’t prefer it, discover another person.” 

Lengthy story brief, I started an affair with an acquaintance of ours. After a short while, the affair got here to gentle and Mack agreed to {couples} counseling, which was very useful. I lower off all contact with the opposite man and any social contacts he and his spouse have been concerned with. Mack and I slowly made new mates, and our relationship is stronger than ever. 

The issue is, we’ve been invited to a marriage of the son of some very pricey mates (who got here to my son’s marriage ceremony final month), BUT the opposite man and his spouse may even be attending. Mack refuses to go to the marriage or permit me to go. What do you assume? — BACK ON TRACK IN NEW YORK

DEAR BACK: I believe it’s regrettable that your companion is unwilling or unable to face your former lover and his spouse, be cordial for a few hours and focus on the celebration. However that’s the best way it’s. Ship a present for the bride and groom and keep house. 

DEAR ABBY: I dream about many issues. I’ve goals about college, by which I’m both a scholar or the mum or dad of 1 (and in some circumstances, each concurrently). I’ve recurring goals about sure homes, shops and areas. I additionally dream about my kids once they have been rising up or different individuals from my previous. The one individual I by no means dream about is my husband of 43 years. Ought to I be involved about this? — IN DREAMLAND OUT WEST

DEAR IN DREAMLAND: No. From what you have got written, your goals seem like centered on the previous. Your husband remains to be within the current. Get pleasure from your sleep and be pleased about it.

Pricey Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, often known as Jeanne Phillips, and was based by her mom, Pauline Phillips. Contact Pricey Abby at or P.O. Field 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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