DEAR ABBY: I have been going with the same man for three years, and we are talking about marriage in the future. My only problem is that he wants to marry me only if he has a million dollars in the bank.
I met him like he is, and I truly love him for himself, but all he cares about is money, money, money!
Abby, is he giving me excuses? Or does he really want to give me a better life than the one we share now?
I wish I could read his mind and his heart. -- DETROIT NEWS READER
DEAR READER: Never mind his mind and his heart. Ask to read his bank statement to find out how close to a million dollars he is. If he's almost there, then I would say he has good intentions, but if he's in the neighborhood of $985,000 short, he's making excuses.