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Dear Ann Landers,
That letter from "Jack Sprat II" really irked me. He said his wife's extra poundage turned him off. If this guy hasn't made love to his wife in four years, there's more wrong with him than diabetes and an obese wife. I am also diabetic, and my wife is 100 pounds heavier than she should be, but I love her with all my heart. Does Jack seriously think HE is as attractive as he was when they married? I'll bet he isn't. I know I'm not. His wife may need counseling to curb her overeating, but Jack could use some counseling to improve his lousy attitude and learn to appreciate the woman he has. A good woman, of any size, is hard to find. I am profoundly grateful for mine. -- Tom in Miami

Dear Tom,
Beautifully said. And now, I hope your wife appreciates YOU.

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Sorry, 100 extra pounds is a lot of weight, whether it is a male or female. It is unfair to your spouse to let yourself become this heavy. Attractive? Absolutely not.
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