DEAR ABBY: We hear so much about "the other woman" and how slim her chances are for getting her lover to leave his wife. But I have never seen my problem in your column. My son is the "other man." Abby, what do you think the chances are that a beautiful girl will leave a very wealthy husband, even though they fight and she professes to truly love my son?
He makes very little money compared to his girlfriend's husband.
I'd like to know if many men out there have ever been in this situation and how they resolved it.
Please don't sign my name or mention the name of my city. My son would "kill" me if he knew he was being discussed in "Dear Abby." But I hate seeing him constantly depressed because he can't marry the girl of his dreams. -- CONCERNED MOTHER
DEAR MOTHER: I have no reliable figures on the number of women who have left rich husbands to pursue true love. One thing is certain, however. If a woman leaves the comforts of wealth for a man of modest means, she must truly love him.
If your son had asked me, I would have given him the same advice that I give to all "other women": "Get on with your life and find an available person to love; the cards are stacked against you." Waiting for a married lover to leave his (or her) spouse, can be the longest wait in the world.