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(Slate)   "Dear Prudence: My husband's is having an affair with his dying best friend's wife and acting as a father to their children. When the friend dies, he will divorce me and marry his mistress. Should I try to save the marriage or just let it go?"   ( slate.com) divider line
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2017-08-22 07:23:47 AM  
At least she doesn't want to tell the dying friend. But you know he knows.
 
2017-08-22 07:52:05 AM  
Let me guess. This was actually written by the guilt-feeling and wishful mistress?
 
2017-08-22 07:54:42 AM  
If true, the marriage is already gone.
 
2017-08-22 08:00:56 AM  
Let It go?
 Is she frozen with indecision?
 
2017-08-22 08:06:57 AM  
She could play the "did you know I'm poly-curious?" card.  But really, its over
 
2017-08-22 08:29:22 AM  

Resident Muslim: Let me guess. This was actually written by the guilt-feeling and wishful mistress?


It was written by some bored pranksters or Prudence herself
 
2017-08-22 08:30:34 AM  
The second story annoys me more because it seems much more realistic.  

And Prudence can go to hell for acting like anything in that argument holds any water.  If you have a wedding out in a public place, guess what?  People are going to look at you.  

If I dropped trou in an alley by a busy street, do I get to be upset that people are watching me ass-blast the wall behind me?  No.  I have to deal with people pointing, laughing, and vomiting.  Yeah, it's uncomfortable, but I knew that would be the case when I decided to squeeze out a melty fudgecicle in a public area.
 
2017-08-22 08:57:50 AM  
The story about the woman worried about having kids blows my mind, it's a medical question and she writes and advice columnist? WTF? Lady see your doctor, Dear Prudence didn't go to medical school.
 
2017-08-22 09:19:13 AM  
That question is a grammatical nightmare.

"My husband's best friend is dying. He's been having an affair with his wife and acting as a father to the children. When the friend dies, he will divorce me and marry his mistress. Should I try to save the marriage or just let it go?"

The subject is "my husband's best friend". I was mystified how he could be having an affair with his wife.

Then we get here:
"When the friend dies, he will divorce me and marry his mistress."

This suggests three things.
1. Husband's dying best friend is also married to the author.
2. Husband's dying best friend is mormon.
3. Husband's dying best friend is a zombie.
or
1. Husband's dying best friend is a zombie mormon married to the author.

He also has a mistress on the side. (Zombie mormons get a lot of action, it seems)

So the question is whether the marriage is worth saving. This entirely depends on the law regarding ongoing property claims by zombified claimants. Do they have an ongoing interest in their living estate?

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This should sound familiar. iZombie was written by a mormon. Unclear if he has a mistress.
 
2017-08-22 09:42:46 AM  
I dont know about y'all but I have been having an affair with my wife for years, and my wife is OK with it.  I can have as many affairs as I want as long as it is with her.
 
2017-08-22 09:50:19 AM  
Yeah, the headline makes no sense.
 
2017-08-22 09:57:43 AM  
After reading the headline, I facepalmed so hard it scared the cats.
 
2017-08-22 10:22:28 AM  
Margaret Mitchell called -- she wants her novel back.
 
2017-08-22 10:24:06 AM  
...although, kudos on the gender reversal.

/Oh Ashley!
 
2017-08-22 10:33:56 AM  
Butt stuff.  The answer is always butt stuff.
 
2017-08-22 10:36:09 AM  
I'm having trouble understanding the headline, I'm not sure why. Wait a minute...

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"My husband's best friend is dying. He's (the best friend) been having an affair with his (the best friend) wife (which wouldn't be an affair, since it's his wife) and acting as a father to the children. When the friend dies, he (the best friend will divorce after death?) will divorce me (the best friend isn't married to you) and marry his mistress (also a nice trick after death). Should I try to save the marriage or just let it go?"

Let's try it this way, Subby:
"My husband's best friend is dying. He'sMy husband has been having an affair with his best friend'swife and acting as a father to the their children. When the friend dies, he my husband will divorce me and marry his mistress the friend's widow. Should I try to save the marriage or just let it go?"
 
2017-08-22 10:46:34 AM  
She should have a baby with him, that will fix the marriage.
 
2017-08-22 11:15:52 AM  
<cracks knuckes, spins up sarcasm center of the brain>

1) The hell? Your husband is an utter shiat. He's not only cheating on his wife (which is bad enough), he's banging the wife of his best friend (which is truly low), and that best friend is terminally ill (holy hell, was your husband born without a soul?)! And you're wondering if this guy is worth fighting for? I am not sure who's more pathetic. The words "murder-suicide" come to mind, but you might think I'm actually serious. Settle for squirreling away all your combined wealth and get yourself a particularly nasty STD you can give the guy as a parting gift.

2) That's the thing about being married in public. It's PUBLIC. If your special special bride doesn't want all these ruffians intruding on her special special day, she should have found a nice private location. What's more, this is a great example of something that isn't your problem. You did the ceremony, you got paid, done. Her photos are her problem, it's not like she'll look at them more than twice anyway (once when they're finished, once when the divorce is final and she's following a quart of Haagen-Dazs with a full box of Franzia).

3) Tell him his art sucks. If it were better he wouldn't need to impose upon his reluctant friends to pay inflated prices for his feces-smeared canvases.

4) WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR? There's no better reason to have kids than feeling like your biological alarm clock is about to trigger! Wait, there is one- trying to save a failing relationship. Nothing will help things get better like infants.

5) What, you think he drank that swill? One swig is what convinced him to get clean! Anybody willing to drink that pisswater you call wine is clearly at rock bottom.

6) Yes, you're sure to be the one exception to the rule of "never shiat where you eat." You're young, you have your entire life to recover from screwing up your first job. Corner the person in the closet and go for it.

7) Who the hell cares if kids are involved? His happiness is all that matters. ALL THAT MATTERS.

8) Is it really that hard to say FARK OFF YOU ANNOYING AND SUPERCRITICAL BIATCH? I wouldn't think so, that's what all my boyfriends said to me. Why can't you say it?

9) Sheesh. If she was blowing ANYTHING this wouldn't have happened.

10) YES. Don't forget to bring a snack of paint chips.
 
2017-08-22 11:41:09 AM  

akula: <cracks knuckes, spins up sarcasm center of the brain>

1) The hell? Your husband is an utter shiat. He's not only cheating on his wife (which is bad enough), he's banging the wife of his best friend (which is truly low), and that best friend is terminally ill (holy hell, was your husband born without a soul?)! And you're wondering if this guy is worth fighting for? I am not sure who's more pathetic. The words "murder-suicide" come to mind, but you might think I'm actually serious. Settle for squirreling away all your combined wealth and get yourself a particularly nasty STD you can give the guy as a parting gift.

2) That's the thing about being married in public. It's PUBLIC. If your special special bride doesn't want all these ruffians intruding on her special special day, she should have found a nice private location. What's more, this is a great example of something that isn't your problem. You did the ceremony, you got paid, done. Her photos are her problem, it's not like she'll look at them more than twice anyway (once when they're finished, once when the divorce is final and she's following a quart of Haagen-Dazs with a full box of Franzia).

3) Tell him his art sucks. If it were better he wouldn't need to impose upon his reluctant friends to pay inflated prices for his feces-smeared canvases.

4) WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR? There's no better reason to have kids than feeling like your biological alarm clock is about to trigger! Wait, there is one- trying to save a failing relationship. Nothing will help things get better like infants.

5) What, you think he drank that swill? One swig is what convinced him to get clean! Anybody willing to drink that pisswater you call wine is clearly at rock bottom.

6) Yes, you're sure to be the one exception to the rule of "never shiat where you eat." You're young, you have your entire life to recover from screwing up your first job. Corner the person in the closet and go for it.

7) Who the hell cares if kids ...


You're getting really good at this.

/Applaud
 
2017-08-22 11:45:28 AM  

Carousel Beast: You're getting really good at this.

/Applaud


*takes bow*

You know what they say- practice makes, well, maybe not perfect, but at least more entertaining.
 
2017-08-22 12:03:29 PM  
That sounds like the fakest fake story prudie ever faked.
 
2017-08-22 12:04:51 PM  
Nothing like a woman with insanely low self-esteem. Stupid biatch needs to start her exit plan before she gets absolutely trampled in the divorce. I absolutely hate the "but I love him!" shiat. Get a firm grasp on your lady-balls, and gtfo before you get more farked.
 
2017-08-22 12:08:32 PM  
You got the credit cards, gir'fren'?
 
2017-08-22 12:37:18 PM  
Once he dies, the affair won't be fun anymore and both if them will look for excitement elsewhere. Anyway, if your husbands best friend has a son, fark him to cheer him up about his dying dad and whore mom.
 
2017-08-22 01:11:29 PM  
Wow. The fact that this woman is talking about "saving" her marriage made me facepalm ... hard. If your husband is banging his best friend's wife... while said best friend is quickly dying... he doesn't give a snottin' lot about you (his wife), his best friend, or the "kids he's acting like a parent to." She should walk away, with the kids. Nothing says she has to tell everyone WHY they are divorcing.
 
2017-08-22 01:27:09 PM  

akula: <cracks knuckes, spins up sarcasm center of the brain>

1) The hell? Your husband is an utter shiat. He's not only cheating on his wife (which is bad enough), he's banging the wife of his best friend (which is truly low), and that best friend is terminally ill (holy hell, was your husband born without a soul?)! And you're wondering if this guy is worth fighting for? I am not sure who's more pathetic. The words "murder-suicide" come to mind, but you might think I'm actually serious. Settle for squirreling away all your combined wealth and get yourself a particularly nasty STD you can give the guy as a parting gift.

2) That's the thing about being married in public. It's PUBLIC. If your special special bride doesn't want all these ruffians intruding on her special special day, she should have found a nice private location. What's more, this is a great example of something that isn't your problem. You did the ceremony, you got paid, done. Her photos are her problem, it's not like she'll look at them more than twice anyway (once when they're finished, once when the divorce is final and she's following a quart of Haagen-Dazs with a full box of Franzia).

3) Tell him his art sucks. If it were better he wouldn't need to impose upon his reluctant friends to pay inflated prices for his feces-smeared canvases.

4) WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR? There's no better reason to have kids than feeling like your biological alarm clock is about to trigger! Wait, there is one- trying to save a failing relationship. Nothing will help things get better like infants.

5) What, you think he drank that swill? One swig is what convinced him to get clean! Anybody willing to drink that pisswater you call wine is clearly at rock bottom.

6) Yes, you're sure to be the one exception to the rule of "never shiat where you eat." You're young, you have your entire life to recover from screwing up your first job. Corner the person in the closet and go for it.

7) Who the hell cares if kids ...


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2017-08-22 03:22:57 PM  
a pair of cut brakes a the right time and the situation takes care of itself.  Spare the kids of course, just get rid of the trollop and the guy who was going to die anyway.  adopt the kids just before divorcing the asshole husband and move to the tropics. That's the directon I'd take this ridiculous piece of fiction if i were writing it, anyway.
 
2017-08-22 03:39:22 PM  
The one about weddings in public parks really bugs me. The reason you do a wedding in public is for people to watch. If you don't want it in public then get the hell out of public. Also, women are physically incapable of not stopping to watch a wedding in progress. They could be late for their kid's open heart surgery and they'd still stop to watch.
 
2017-08-22 03:52:39 PM  

Russ1642: The one about weddings in public parks really bugs me. The reason you do a wedding in public is for people to watch. If you don't want it in public then get the hell out of public. Also, women are physically incapable of not stopping to watch a wedding in progress. They could be late for their kid's open heart surgery and they'd still stop to watch.


No no no no no. The reason you get married in public isn't so people can watch, it's so people can pass by, wonder at your beauty and good fortune, and then slink off into their ugly, pathetic, and lonely lives. They can see how wonderful you must be because you're being wed in such an idyllic setting. They can see how beautiful you are in your dress. They can see how desirable you are because someone is pledging himself to you. They can see how popular you are because of the number of people who dressed way up to sit out in the heat and humidity just to express their well wishes for your future and to shower gifts upon you. They can see all that and know, down in their heart of hearts, that they are not that wonderful, beautiful, desirable, or popular. They are left alone with their own thoughts of inadequacy and should go away and be detestable somewhere else so as to not taint your special day. This is YOUR DAY, dammit, not theirs.
 
2017-08-22 04:08:46 PM  
The advice from Dan Savage would be simple:  DTMFA (Dump The MotherFarker Already)

I agree.
 
2017-08-22 04:12:10 PM  

machoprogrammer: Resident Muslim: Let me guess. This was actually written by the guilt-feeling and wishful mistress?

It was written by some bored pranksters or Prudence herself


Well, yeah, that too.

/knew a lady who in her teens used to sit around with friends and write such letters
//probably gave them creative writing ability
///their stories were probably just as improbable and done for shock factor.
 
2017-08-22 04:27:59 PM  

akula: <cracks knuckes, spins up sarcasm center of the brain>

1) The hell? Your husband is an utter shiat. He's not only cheating on his wife (which is bad enough), he's
...
7) Who the hell cares if kids ...


All of those are in Dear Prudie [skims through TFA], and you read the whole thing?
Get this farker some booze, stat!  No ammount of sarcasm can ward off that much derp.
 
2017-08-22 05:25:09 PM  

Saiga410: I dont know about y'all but I have been having an affair with my wife for years, and my wife is OK with it.  I can have as many affairs as I want as long as it is with her.


As in: "Now dress up like Annabelle at Arby's!" or are you being poetic about being in love with your wife?
 
2017-08-22 05:42:27 PM  
if by 'let it go' you mean take him to the cleaners in the divorce then yes, 'let it go'.
 
2017-08-22 07:50:21 PM  
Swim out to the ocean and watch the world die
 
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