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by Abigail Van Buren

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DEAR ABBY: My husband "John" and I are in our 60s. We were friends with a couple we loved being with -- sharing many dinners and vacations together. A few years ago they said we could no longer socialize together because they couldn't stand John, and they dumped us. I was hurt and blamed my husband.

They recently showed up at our doorstep and invited us to go out with them. I thought everything was going great, but it seems that everything my husband does is wrong in their eyes. They have dumped us -- again.

This couple certainly wasn't perfect, but my husband and I overlooked a lot because we were friends. John may have his faults, but what they did is wrong. What do you think we should do? -- FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS IN NEW YORK

DEAR F.W.F.: Allow me to be direct. I think it's time you and John crossed this couple off your list once and for all, don't you? What they did to your husband was insulting the first time and should not have been allowed to happen twice.