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by Abigail Van Buren

Trash Talking Creates a Stink After Warring Couple Reconciles

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are the parents of three young boys -- ages 11, 8 and 3. My wife often walks around our bedroom and bathroom naked, or topless with lacy underpants. I feel it is inappropriate for her to walk around in this manner and that she should take care to cover up, especially in front of the older boys. What do you think? -- BLUSHING IN SAN JOSE, CALIF.

DEAR BLUSHING: Although families have different standards regarding nudity, I think a touch of modesty is the best policy. If your wife enjoys being nude or topless in the confines of your bedroom and bathroom, she should keep the door shut, and ask that the boys knock and ask permission before entering.