DEAR ABBY: "Homer" and I have been married for more than 40 years. Last year he started sneaking around with "Mary," his girlfriend from high school who lives out of town. She came into town for a visit last year. This year, on the very same weekend, he went there.
Last year Mary told Homer he should divorce me and marry her. (She has buried two husbands already.) I spoke with Mary, and she told me that what the two of them have is "Untouchable! No one can touch it!" But he's still living here.
Homer keeps saying he's going to leave because Mary is a Christian woman. Abby, Homer doesn't even go to church. I do! It doesn't seem Christian to me to run around with a married man. Mary is promising him a lot of material things, like a big-screen TV, a recliner and two cars. He keeps coming home with things Mary has bought him: a watch, cuff links, a pair of shoes, a wallet, sweater and pants.
Is she trying to buy his love? -- LOYAL WIFE, MIAMI GARDENS, FLA.
DEAR LOYAL WIFE: It certainly appears that way. It's not so much that every day is Valentine's Day with Mary; it's more like every day is Christmas. "Good Christian women" obey the 10 Commandments. Your husband's girlfriend has broken at least three of them: Thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not commit adultery, and thou shalt not steal. A saint she ain't. It says in Romans 6:23 that "The wages of sin is death." Please point that out to Homer. It could be the reason his girlfriend has buried two husbands.