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by Abigail Van Buren

Man Seeks Words of Comfort for Sister Unlucky in Love

DEAR ABBY: Please tell me how to tell my husband of 25 years, who has different political views than mine, to shut up during news shows and comedies and mysteries I watch on my TV -- not his -- within earshot of his office. He insists on coming in while I'm trying to concentrate and blasting his views whether I want to hear them or not. -- FRUSTRATED IN DAYTON, OHIO

DEAR FRUSTRATED: You can't completely ignore your husband's rants -- but when you're trying to devote your attention to one of your favorite TV shows, some headphones might lessen the distraction. Contact your local electronics store for suggestions.