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I tried to convince my wife that my ex-girlfriend and I are just friends, but she does not want to listen. She just wants me to stop my involvement with her completely, but this is not what I want to do. Please help me to resolve this situation.

Monkey in the Middle

Dear MITM:

I can tell you from experience, if you want to keep your wife happy, you better cut off all communications with your ex ASAP, unless of course a child is involved — which I assume isn't the case, since you didn't mention one.

Cutting off your ex is easier said than done. If there were reconciliation and you learned to be friends and love each other again, albeit platonically. You can't blame your wife for being suspicious. You and your ex were attracted to each other once, so who's to say it won't happen again? How would you feel if the shoe were on the other foot?

I don't think you're going to be able to give up your friendship with your ex. So you have to ask yourself: What's more important, the relationship you share with your old girlfriend or the one you have with your wife?

Your honest answer to that question and subsequent actions may prevent you from being crushed by that rock and a hard place.

Ask Willie D anything at askwillied.com, and see Rocks Off Thursday mornings for more of his best answers.

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