THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My brother has been married seven times. He was divorced again last summer. Now he's getting married again. This time he's going to re-marry his third wife. They have two kids together. His only kids and her only kids. I'm actually very happy for him and for her, but he wants to have a big wedding. His kids are adults now and he wants to have the wedding to make them happy, since he's marrying their mom again. I'm several states away and their wedding is on a date that will not work well for me without causing issues in my life. I told him I'd miss the wedding and he's giving me a guilt trip. He was my best man and I've been his best man a few times. He wants me to be the best man again. His wife's sister will be the maid of honor again (like their wedding back in the 90s) so I'm really thinking about making this work, but it's gonna be tough. What do I do?
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16. Marvin Gaye – ‘Let’s Get It On’ (11)
17. The Temptations – ‘My Girl’ (11)
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