Lonely wife

Dear Queenie,

  My husband is so far gone with Alzheimer’s that he doesn’t talk to anyone. All he does is stare around blankly without reacting to anything. He doesn’t even know who I am anymore.

  Queenie, is it wrong for me to have a romantic relationship with another (unmarried) man?—Lonely wife

 

Dear Wife,

  Technically, of course, you would be cheating on your husband – committing adultery if the relationship goes that far. However, your husband is incapable of functioning in that capacity and never will be again, and meanwhile you have your life to live.

  As long as your husband is properly cared for, I cannot fault you for finding happiness wherever you can.