DEAR ABBY: I have been married to "Scott" for several years. He's a wonderful man. It's the second marriage for me, the third for Scott. We are in our 40s and attend a lot of school sporting events for his youngest sons. We live in a small town. Scott grew up here and knows everyone.
My problem is the mother of one of the team members. She is married but seems to have issues. She's obnoxiously flirtatious with Scott. Her husband has not accompanied her to many of the games, and her behavior is escalating.
I am not usually a jealous person, but this is getting annoying. I have, until this point, always been nice to her. I finally spoke with Scott about it, and he does try to avoid her some. I feel like the other parents have noticed, and it is embarrassing.
Scott is trustworthy, and I don't want to take this out on him. But it has been getting to me lately, and I find myself being mad at him. I don't want to make a scene. What do you suggest? -- ANNOYED IN OAK GROVE, MO.
DEAR ANNOYED: This isn't something you can handle alone. You and your husband must confront this woman together in order to effectively put an end to it. The next time the flirt comes on to Scott, she needs to be told, "You are embarrassing both of us and yourself when you act this way -- so stop it!"