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(NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn:

I am about to go out of my mind. This is the problem: My husband is a true fan of sports. His favorite is football, then basketball. I work six days a week from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. When I get home, I cook and after we eat, I clean the kitchen and the bathrooms. While I am exhausted, he is on the couch relaxing and watching a game or on the computer. If he doesn’t start helping with the chores, our marriage is going to end. My women friends say I should insist on having at least one night for “date night.”—Jean


Dear Jean:

Don’t listen to those silly women. When a woman goes to work, the man in her life should clean the kitchen after dinner, clean the bathrooms, wash the car, empty the trash, and mop the floor while she does the laundry.

Women did a bad thing when they allowed their husbands or significant other to agree to take them out one night a week for “date night.” Something is wrong with that picture. No man is worth working yourself into poor health while he relaxes. The sad part being she thinks she has something special. Think about it. “Date Night” should be every night of the week. You don’t have to leave home to be romantic.

Jean, any man who likes sports to an extreme is a man who does not like being married. Staying glued to the television is an escape. I want you to monitor his computer. Corrupt women search for men on-line. I think he is doing you wrong with the sports gimmick and his computer interest. He’s doing something. Stop working so hard with chores and try to—catch this rat in action.

(Got a problem, email Gwen at: gwenbaines@hotmail.com or write to her at P.O. Box 10066, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-0066. To receive a reply, send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Visit her website at: http://www.gwenbaines.com.)

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