Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - YOUR DAILY BREAK - Dear Abby

Aries (March 21-April 19): As for the one you’ve put so much thought into lately: This per­son makes you happy, but also makes you feel vul­ner­a­ble. Old fears are sur­fac­ing through this re­la­tion­ship. Tau­rus (April 20-May 20): What can you do that you haven’t be­fore? The events of the day will seem to rhyme, as though ev­ery­thing is echo­ing parts of some­thing else. There’s a beauty and a com­fort in this, also an an­noy­ance. Gem­ini (May 21-June 21): Time and ac­tion will seem to play out in a very ana­log fash­ion. Un­like what oc­curs when you send a text or an email, you’ll be able to fin­ish an ac­tion, change your mind, take it back and redo it be­fore it mat­ters. Cancer (June 22-July 22): The feel­ing of the day is one of un­lim­ited po­ten­tial. The idea that your best work is still out there will keep you reach­ing, try­ing, learn­ing and com­mit­ting your­self over and over to the prom­ise. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): The day’s work will thrust you into un­usual so­cial cir­cum­stances. You’ll be sort­ing through the friv­o­lous and the earnest to­day, find­ing value in both and en­joy­ing the task of han­dling th­ese sorts of things. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Over time you could grow to re­sent those who seem to only add to the rather mun­dane as­pects of the day, even as you cher­ish those who grace your ex­is­tence with a spark of the un­ex­pected. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): No mat­ter what pes­simism may abound in some around you to­day, your en­thu­si­asm will be dif­fi­cult to kill, be­cause it is in­vis­i­ble and con­ta­gious and moves fast. Stay buoy­ant. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You like to make peo­ple laugh, and you’re good at it. The star of your day will be an Ed McMa­hon-es­que side­kick — some­one who sup­ports you, sets you up and gets a good deal of plea­sure from your wit, too. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The big­ger vic­to­ries will get a party or some kind of epic ad­ver­tise­ment; it will be easy to lose your­self in their pro­nounce­ment. All the more rea­son to raise a toast to small vic­to­ries such as the one this evening. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You need the love and af­fec­tion, but some­how it doesn’t seem right to you if you have to ask for it. The prob­lem is reme­died by giv­ing out the sort of thing that you want them to give to you. Don’t worry; in time, they’ll learn. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Just be­cause it’s the best an­swer doesn’t make it right. You’ll be in­spired to ask more, go deeper and ex­per­i­ment. This could bother the type of per­son who likes to leave well-enough alone, but don’t let that dis­suade you. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): There’s some­thing you used to try and hide or dis­guise. You’re start­ing to re­al­ize that this cir­cum­stance or trait that you once deemed un­ac­cept­able may very well be the best op­por­tu­nity you have to cel­e­brate who you are.

To write to Hol­i­day Mathis, visit www.cre­ators.com/au­thor/ hol­i­day-mathis and click “Con­tact.” DEAR ABBY >> I’m a 25-year-old lesbian from a sub­ur­ban area out­side the Twin Cities. It’s not easy find­ing other gay women in this area, un­less I visit Min­neapo­lis, which I don’t en­joy. I al­ways seem to fall for straight girls or girls who have al­ways been straight but are bi-cu­ri­ous, which never ends well for me.

My cur­rent sit­u­a­tion has me stumped. The girl I’m in­ter­ested in is in a re­la­tion­ship with a man. They have been to­gether for a long time and have kids to­gether. I have kept my dis­tance for the most part be­cause I don’t want to be pushy or seem like a home-wrecker.

As we have grown closer over the past cou­ple of months, she has told me she doesn’t want to be with him any­more. She said she isn’t in love with him and she’s tired of pre­tend­ing. Re­cently, she con­fided that she can’t reach sex­ual sat­is­fac­tion un­less she thinks about women and she isn’t sure what that means. She made a move on me once. A few weeks ago she kissed me, but noth­ing has hap­pened since. I’m not sure what to say or do — if any­thing at all. Help? — No home-wrecker

DEAR NO HOME-WRECKER >> What you should say to this woman is that she’s send­ing you sig­nals that she’s in­ter­ested in start­ing a ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship, and ask her if it’s true. If she says that it is, ask what she plans to do about her boyfriend. If she’s un­sure, you will then have to de­cide how you feel about be­com­ing part of a tri­an­gle, be­cause it could get messy. Very messy.

Be­tween us, you would be bet­ter off if you fo­cused on find­ing some­one who is avail­able and clear about her ori­en­ta­tion. And if it means forc­ing your­self to go to Min­neapo­lis, then that’s what you should do.

DEAR ABBY >> I have al­ways made it a habit to keep my home neat and tidy. I’m not ob­ses­sive; we just make it a point to pick up af­ter our­selves daily, in­stead of leav­ing ev­ery­thing a mess and then try­ing to tackle it all once ev­ery week or two. I sup­pose it also helps that I am child-free.

On more than one oc­ca­sion, friends who visit my home have com­mented on how neat and clean I keep it. Some of them have asked if they could pay me to come and clean their homes. I guess a small part of me should be flat­tered, but I’m also of­fended. I feel it’s the equiv­a­lent of invit­ing me to a party just to serve the drinks. I have no de­sire to be­come an in­den­tured ser­vant to my friends. Am I be­ing too sen­si­tive?

— Not ob­ses­sive in New York

DEAR NOT OB­SES­SIVE >> If you are not ob­ses­sive, then why are you ob­sess­ing over a com­pli­ment th­ese friends were try­ing to pay you? I sin­cerely doubt they were se­ri­ous, un­less they be­gan ne­go­ti­at­ing your weekly rate.

DEAR ABBY >> My wife and I are in good health and have been mar­ried for more than 50 years. I would like to take our three chil­dren and their spouses on a Caribbean cruise. We all get along well, but my wife re­fuses to go and the kids won’t go with­out their mom. Any sug­ges­tions? — Be­wil­dered hus­band in

Billings, Mont.

DEAR HUS­BAND >> I wish you had shared more in­for­ma­tion about why your wife is re­luc­tant to take the cruise and your chil­dren are back­ing their mother up on this. How­ever, since they are act­ing in lock­step, I sug­gest you come up with an al­ter­na­tive idea for a fam­ily out­ing, or take the cruise alone.

TO MY JEWISH READ­ERS: Yom Kip­pur, the Day of Atone­ment, be­gins at sun­down. Dur­ing this 24-hour pe­riod, ob­ser­vant Jewish peo­ple fast, en­gage in re­flec­tion and prayer, and for­mally re­pent for any sin that might have been com­mit­ted dur­ing the pre­vi­ous He­brew year. To all of you — may your fast be an easy one.

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