DEAR ABBY: My husband is a CEO of a large company. He does business with many other companies and travels all over the country. We are both 65 years old.
He has made it a practice to hug and kiss -- on the mouth -- all the female CEOs and associates he does business with. I'm not comfortable with this because I think it is unprofessional. (He's had several affairs in the past.)
He calls them "honey," "darling," etc. -- they are the age of our daughter (40).
I want him to stop this practice. Do you think I am being small and narrow-minded at this stage of the "game"? -- CONCERNED IN THE SOUTHWEST
DEAR CONCERNED: Considering his past infidelities, I don't think you are being small and narrow-minded.
Calling these women "honey" and "darling" may seem affectionate to him, but it indicates a lack of respect for them as adult women.
Tell him that as the CEO, he is in a position of power, and if he makes inappropriate remarks or advances to women, he could be slapped with a sexual harassment lawsuit -- or just slapped, period.