Tell Me About It
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By Carolyn Hax
Friday, April 25, 2008

Dear Carolyn:

My husband is a bodybuilder with a really hot body. He is also good-looking, a nice dresser and quite charismatic. We have a very good relationship. My problem is that many women literally throw themselves at him with me standing right beside him.

At a function for our teenage son, a female acquaintance of ours screamed my husband's name, ran to him, then gave him a full-frontal body hug. During the course of a dinner with board members, the woman sitting next to my husband touched his arm, leaned into him and whispered into his ear about 50 times. On another occasion, another woman who had just met my husband became a bit intoxicated and not once, not twice, but three times squeezed behind him, supplying my husband with a very obvious, very sensual full-frontal body rub each time.

This kind of behavior not only makes me uncomfortable but is starting to make me very angry. What can I say to these women, without causing a big scene, to get them to stop treating my husband like their very own personal boy toy?

Ready to Blow in Buffalo

Fabulously built women will always draw catcalls.

Fabulously wealthy, famous or powerful people will always have to be wary of opportunists posing as friends.

And those married to the fabulous will always have the pleasure of watching tipsy partygoers lunge full-frontally at their spouses.

If you're about to accuse me of being bitter: I could just as easily argue that shy people will always get to watch their more outgoing friends suck up most of the attention, or that scrawny kids will always attract playground bullies.

Some things just are.

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