Show Notes for Thursday January 30, 2020

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Dear John,

I lost my husband to cancer five years ago. I stayed single until my girls graduated. My youngest left for college last fall and I decided to start dating. First of all, this is awful. I sure do miss the old days of dating before the internet. It was so much better. I recently met a guy that I thought was going to be a great fit for me. We have so many similar interests. I truly enjoy being with him. He's divorced and his kids are also older. We spend time with both families together around Christmas and it went very well, but he's asking me to remove photos of my husband. I'm just not ready to do that. The family photo with my kids and my husband is prominent in my home because they mean the world to me. He has erased every trace of his ex-wife, but they were divorced. My husband withered away in my arms. I can't just move on. I'm thinking it's time for me to find someone who understands this, possibly a widower. My daughter told me to stop and think this over. She said it was wonderful to see me happy again and she wants me to try to work things out. Should I remove my husband's photo and move on with the boyfriend? Or should I move on and find someone who understands what I'm going through?

Signed – Moving On, But How?

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A Florida (Largo) woman was arrested for misusing 911 by calling and texting the number to make non-criminal complaints about her husband. Police said 69-year-old Sylvia Shumaker used 911 multiple times to ask for things like a counselor and how to file for divorce.

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