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Friday, December 16, 2005
   
"Listen To Bubby" | Session #6

Dear Bubby,

I feel so foolish for telling you this but before I met my wife, I went out with a divorced woman with a 3 year old daughter. I absolutely loved them both and our relationship was exciting. At the time I didn't have much money and wasn't exactly husband material in terms of financial stability.

The relationship failed mainly for these reasons. This woman didn't have much money either. Although I believe that this woman really loved me, she needed something beyond a loving man with a lot of promise. Eight years later I am happily married to another woman. I am now 45 and have been married 6 years. I consider myself extremely lucky to have met my wife. She is beautiful and intelligent, rich... and gives me everything. I am very successful now too.

For some reason, as much as I love my wife, I feel the girl with the kid was my soul mate. I still love them to this very day and find myself pining for them. I feel guilty for my feelings because I didn't have very much before and now I have everything because of my wife. I feel selfish but love can be weird. I also get the feeling that she thinks of me. I might be projecting but I think more like telepathic. I miss her a lot.

Don't get me wrong, I really love my wife and our marriage is good and strong. But what do you think? This other woman is now remarried. But like I said, I think she felt it too. I mean the love between us. But she had to think of her daughter.

Tell me I am a shmuck and to get with the program.

Sincerely,
Heart of it all



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Whether Bubby is reminding us that boyfriends do not substitute for warm jackets in the winter, or that it's better to receive a compliment than a brick, she always has something to say to her granddaughters.

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