Widower can still find love he needs
Published: Monday, January 22, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 10:27 p.m.
Dear Abby: I lost my wife, "Vicki," six months ago. She was the love of my life, and it was unexpected. I am raising our two children, ages 5 and 8, by myself. I now understand why so many women say they have a hard time finding someone special.
What does a widower have to do to find someone special when he has kids?
Mr. Lonely in Detroit
Dear Mr. Lonely: Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife. I'm sure she won't be easily replaced. The first thing to do is start from square one and remember that dating is a hit-and-miss proposition, and few people hit the jackpot the first time.
You will find a special someone in places where nice people congregate. In your case, it might be during kids' activities at school and church, or the PTA. There is also an organization called Parents Without Partners that has been around for a long time. The membership is largely female. Contact it by logging onto www.parentswithoutpart ners.org, or by calling the toll-free phone number, (800) 637-7974, for the location of a chapter near you.
Dear Abby: I see my hairdresser every four weeks to have my hair colored. I used to be a chestnut brunette, but time has taken its toll. My problem is, she doesn't always take the dark color off my face around the hairline. I always thought it was done when the color was shampooed out, but today I had to go back to work after my appointment and one of my co-workers pointed it out.
I don't want to change hairdressers because she gives me a great cut and style. Isn't taking the hair color off the skin a normal part of this procedure?
Ring Around the Face
Dear Ring: It certainly is. I don't know whether your hairdresser was rushed, ran out of tint-remover or was having a bad day, but part of the service is to make sure the customer leaves without any telltale traces of "work" having been done. You should definitely speak to her about it, because her work was substandard.
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