Phables by Brad J. Guigar - 2009-12-04

strip for December / 04 / 2009

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POLL: Indecision may or may not be his problem...

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: I am a 50-year-old male who still loves his junior high school sweetheart. She married someone else, but we have kept in contact off and on; at times I've been her lover. Two years ago, she got divorced. I thought this was our chance to be together. We began seeing each other, but she seemed to be holding back. Then she told me that she's not the person that I used to know. I felt we didn't have a true relationship because there were times when she just wasn't around. Eventually, I began a friendship with a new woman. But my sweetheart wanted me back, so now I am seeing both. My sweetheart gives me what I need in the bedroom. My new friend gives me what I want outside the bedroom. I am ashamed. My heart is still for my ex-sweetheart, while my head says that I should be with the new woman -- a good woman who is relationship-oriented like me.

POLL: You have to choose between two potential life partners. One is amazing sexually, but hard to live with. The other is wonderful to be in a relationship with, but lukewarm in the sack. Which do you choose?
 
3% (52) I'm a man and I say: The sexual tiger. Life will always be exciting.
 
53% (704) I'm a man and I say: The solid relationship. Bedroom skills can be taught.
 
0% (7) I'm a woman and I say: The sexual tiger. Life will always be exciting.
 
9% (124) I'm a woman and I say: The solid relationship. Bedroom skills can be taught.
 
32% (428) Neither. You need both in a partner
1315 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

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POLL: In the Stars...?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: I dated an astronomy lover for a while. We've not been a couple for a little more than a year, but we're still friends. Emotionally, we've both moved on. . . although she's hinted she'd be open to getting back together (not interested--we make better friends).

While dating, she gave me a telescope for a birthday gift one year. She's an astronomy buff and I think she wanted to give me something we'd both use. Thing is, I'm not that into it, so it's been sitting in my closet this whole time. I know she doesn't have one of her own.

I'm considering giving it back to her, the premise being she'd actually use it. However, I'm afraid it'll hurt her feelings. I suppose I could sell it, but in my mind at least, it seems better to give it to someone who'd use it (her).

Your thoughts?

POLL: Should he give his ex-girlfriend the telescope?
 
73% (344) Yes. She'd appreciate it.
 
26% (122) No. It would hurt her feelings.
466 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

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POLL: What About Me?!

Friday, December 04, 2009 - 12:00 AM

A reader writes... Q: I've been dating a very nice man for about four months now. He is honest, loyal and a gentleman. He has three kids (17 to 21) who stay with him on the weekends, when I don't usually hear from him. He also went out of state for the holidays with the kids. I received one phone call that lasted a few minutes. My question is, is it normal that I haven't met his kids yet? I just feel like I'm a girlfriend through the week only. Will he fit me into the rest of his life eventually? P.S. I think it's great he is such a good dad. I also know there is no other woman on the weekend.

POLL: What should this woman do?
 
1% (29) She needs to put her foot down with her man.
 
10% (167) Be patient. He'll come around
 
42% (658) She's only been dating a few weeks! Respect him for being a good dad.
 
43% (664) Be more understanding. His kids are a priority on the weekends. She gets the rest.
 
1% (19) Find a new man. One who can focus full-time on her needs.
1537 people have voted in this poll. (This poll is not active.)

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