Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Date with Destiny.(Sage)

Byline: Story by Miriam Sagan * Illustration by Carol Cooperrider

STRATEGIES

During dinner with this bad ex-boyfriend I realized he had become someone else's perfectly good husband

Twenty-five years after my boyfriend walked out on me, he showed up in town on business and asked to take me to dinner.

Of course I had mixed feelings. I had adored him. It was the only serious relationship I'd ever had in which I'd been dumped. On the other hand, I'd been married twice since then and was very happy at the moment, thank you. So I said yes.

Naturally, I had the usual neurosis about seeing an old boyfriend. I soon gave up on the idea that I could lose 20 pounds in five days and decided to concentrate on my outfit. …

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