Lady sug­gests keep­ing your ex around as your handy­man saves costs

The China Post - - TV & COMICS -

DEAR AN­NIE: Your col­umn gets me started ev­ery morn­ing. Here’s a good one in re­sponse to the let­ter from “Daisy” about a mar­riage tune- up.

Af­ter 20 years of mar­riage, my hus­band de­cided he needed to get away and start a new life with a new wife — es­pe­cially since he had al­ready found one. He told me I had been a per­fect wife and mother, so he wanted me to have the house, the car and money to live on. Af­ter re­cov­er­ing from the shock and get­ting a good job, life went on for me.

Af­ter two years, he came knock­ing on my door with a toi­let un­der his arm, say­ing he heard I needed a new one. So I let him do the re­pair job, and he pro­ceeded to tell me about his un­happy mar­ried life and that he was get­ting a di­vorce.

He was a good re­pair­man and an ex­cel­lent me­chanic, so I sug­gested he come back home to be my live- in handy­man. It worked out great for an­other 20 years, and I saved a lot of money on re­pairs. Good things al­ways hap­pen if you wait.

— Sat­is­fied

Dear Sat­is­fied: We love it! Your hus­band ap­par­ently had a clas­sic midlife cri­sis. You were wise, not only to be pa­tient, but to move on with your life with­out bit­ter­ness. Not ev­ery ex- hus­band turns out to be a good handy­man.

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