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by Abigail Van Buren

Getting Out of Marriage Is Harder Than Getting In

DEAR ABBY: I have never written to you before, but after reading about the old gentleman who is still making love often at the age of 85, I took the newspaper out of the trash can three times to make sure I had read it correctly.

I would sure like to hear his wife's side of this story. I'll bet she is sick to death of it. Or maybe she is like me, going through the motions and faking it.

I am a 65-year-old woman married to the most wonderful man in the world, and I have been faking it for years. How many letters have you gotten on this one? I would love to know. -- "B" IN DALLAS

DEAR "B": Thus far, only a few, but I would welcome letters or postcards (unsigned, of course) from other females who have been "faking it" for years.