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Walk Away Immediately!

Hi Dr. Laura, 

Thank you for setting a recent caller straight on her relationship with her boyfriend. She had a problem with him looking at bikini-clad babes online. When she let him know it upset her, his response was that she was too sensitive, etc. Otherwise, the caller said, they had a "great relationship". Of course your advice was to walk away immediately. As you so wonderfully put it, "A bank robber doesn't rob a bank every day. A wife beater doesn't beat his wife every day!" 

I was that woman 25 years ago, and, unfortunately, I didn't have you for advice then. I married that type of man, made two babies with him, and after 23 years of marriage, we finally divorced. In those years, I put up with him flirting, ogling, and extremely inappropriate behavior when other women were around. I complained, ignored it, tried being the best wife I could, but he would never stop. Now I'm dealing with the fallout of divorce on my children. Through listening to you, I realize that I am ultimately the one who is to be blamed for being stupid and silly enough to marry a man like the caller described. So thank you Dr. Laura for trying to keep other young women from making a very bad mistake. 

Tags: Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Divorce, Personal Responsibility, Regarding Dr. Laura, Response to a Call
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