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by Abigail Van Buren

Wife Takes a Back Seat to Man's Video Game

DEAR ABBY: My husband plays a video golf game most of the time while we watch TV together. If I ask him an occasional question or want to show him something, he says I am interrupting him and I need to wait until he takes his golf shot.

It's very frustrating to always be put on hold when we are together. I think communication is more important than a game. I'm tired of always having to wait, so I just say, "Never mind." Any suggestions? -- OUT OF THE GAME

DEAR OUT: Just saying "never mind" doesn't get your message across. The next time it happens, tell your husband how you feel about coming in second place behind his toy, because you don't "interrupt" often and you are more important than his video golf game.

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