My partner would rather sleep with his dogs than with me

DEAR ABBY: A few yr in the past, I began a long-distance relationship with a widower. His spouse died 4 years in the past. He informed me he slept on the sofa a very long time and bought little or no sleep after her loss of life, as a result of he couldn’t stand sleeping alone. He has two canines and had by no means allowed them on the mattress. He lastly determined to attempt sleeping within the mattress with the canines, and was then in a position to sleep. 

I’ve visited him a number of occasions, and he doesn’t wish to sleep with me. We’ve got mentioned marriage. After I informed him I need us to sleep collectively, he mentioned he needs us to proceed sleeping in separate rooms/beds after we’re married. I don’t need that. We’ve got an important relationship apart from this. 

Am I being unreasonable? I really feel like I’d be taking second place to his canines, and I’m damage that he would quite sleep with them. I informed him how I really feel, however he doesn’t wish to compromise. I don’t know if I’m losing my time with him or not. I’m afraid if I insist on it, he’ll suppose I’m being too pushy and break off our relationship. — GOING TO THE DOGS

DEAR GOING: May it’s that he doesn’t need one other lady sleeping within the mattress he shared together with his late spouse? Ask him that query. If that’s his downside, shopping for a brand new mattress would clear up it. Nonetheless, if it isn’t and being compelled to sleep individually would really feel personally demeaning, then this isn’t the person for you.

P.S. When a pair is discussing marriage, NO query must be thought of “too pushy.”

DEAR ABBY: I’ve two stunning grownup daughters. The older one is who I’m having points with. She treats me like somebody she needs she didn’t know. She and her husband plan holidays together with his household and by no means consider together with me. After I requested her why, her response was, “Mother, you’re all the time broke and also you embarrass me.” I’m on incapacity and sure I’m loud, however that’s as a result of I’m onerous of listening to. 

I like my daughter with all my coronary heart, and it kills me how she treats me. She lives on the West Coast, whereas I stay in South Carolina. I can’t even get her to come back go to me. She and her husband desire visiting his household, who stay on the Northeast coast. I don’t know what to do. My youthful daughter doesn’t deal with me that manner. Please assist. — HEARTBROKEN DOWN SOUTH

DEAR HEARTBROKEN: Your older daughter not solely lacks compassion, however her values are severely out of whack. That she would blame you for having restricted funds or being onerous of listening to is shameful. In keeping with the NIH, 15% of adults over the age of 18 have some listening to bother. Almost 25% of these between 65 and 74 have it as properly. In case you are 75 or over, it’s 50%. So, please dry your tears and focus on the kid who loves and treats you properly, as a result of the daughter about whom you may have written isn’t prone to change. You’ll have a happier life in the event you settle for that truth and transfer ahead.

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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