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Dear Dr. Hedda     After twenty years of marriage, my husband left me for another woman.   I didn’t know anything about this until he told me. He said they have been in love for over a year. She is about my age, not any prettier or smarter than me.  What did I do wrong.? My heart is broken and I am crying all the time.    My friends and family have all been telling me bad things about him that I didn’t know before, but I still want him back.    What can I do to make this better?   Carrol.   Dear Carrol :   Abandonment...

photo credit: The PIX-JOCKEY (photo manipulation) From: Sara   Dear Dr. Hedda,   My girlfriend Nicole called me this week to tell me that she was getting a divorce. She’s been married to Rick for 10 years but she found out that for 5 of those years, he was having an affair.   Nicole asked me to recommend a good divorce attorney and while I have some names I can suggest to her, I hesitate...

Dear Dr. Hedda: I’ve been having an affair with a wonderful man for three years. He is married but tells me that his wife is an invalid in a wheelchair for quite some time and they haven’t had a sexual relationship for over ten years. He won’t leave her because she is so ill. I can’t call him, email or write to him because she may find out about us. And in a strange way I admire his feelings for her. Yet we only get to see each other a few hours a week. And they are wonderful hours. I recently joined a professional...

photo credit: Adam Foster | Codefor Dear Dr. Hedda,   I’ve been living with the same man for the past 24 years.  I think we have a great relationship and many of our friends think we are married, but we’re not.  I’m 54 and Edward is 61.  I’ve been thinking that it might be a good idea for us to marry but I’m hesitant to bring up the subject because Edward has always...