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Husband upset with nude wife
Dear Annie: My wife and I are
recently married, and we moved to
a new town a year ago. Our neigh-
bor is an art professor at a commu-
nity college. He is a kind gentle-
man, and we spend a fair amount
of time together, having each other
over for dinners, cookouts, etc.
Last summer, he asked my wife
to would work as a model for two
of his drawing classes. He has
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day, and she is a homemaker. She
agreed. Well, she recently brought
home one of the professor’s sketch-
es from class and I was shocked
to see that she posed in the nude.
She assumed I knew what kind of
models work for college art classes,
but I was really upset. She said she
enjoys the work and would like to
keep doing it.
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able when the three of us are to-
gether, knowing that he sees her na-
ked on a regular basis. If the class
were taught by a stranger, I would
have less of a problem with it. He
has already asked her back for next
semester, and I’d like her to say no.
She says I am being unreasonably
jealous. Is she right? — The Hus-
Dear Husband: Art class mod-
els are not objects of sexual desire.
They are simply a way to help stu-
dents draw the human form. We
doubt the professor thinks about
your wife in any way other than as
a friend and colleague. Here’s our
recommendation: Attend the class
a few times to see exactly what’s
going on. If you still feel that the
professor or the students have a
prurient interest in your wife, or if
you believe your wife is doing this
because she wants to be seductive,
you should ask her to stop for the
health of your marriage.
Dear Annie: I am concerned
about a friend who consumes large
quantities of alcohol every night.
Since his liver tests come back OK,
he thinks it isn’t a problem, and that
he can drink a lot because he’s a big
Would you be able to elaborate
with factual information on what
harm may be done to the body oth-
er than the liver? Most discussions
about alcohol refer to the damage it
does to relationships and job, and
ence. But I think there’s more than
temporary impairment. I want him
to make a more informed decision
on how to deal with stress. I love
him and would like to see him have
a long life. — Hoping for a Change
Dear Hoping: We doubt this
knowledge will change his atti-
tude about drinking, but accord-
ing to the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,
alcohol interferes with the brain’s
communication pathways, and can
affect the way the brain looks and
works. While moderate drinking
can prevent coronary heart disease,
drinking a lot over a long time, or
too much on a single occasion can
cause cardiomyopathy, arrhyth-
mias, stroke and high blood pres-
sure. Alcohol causes the pancreas
to produce toxic substances that can
lead to pancreatitis. Too much alco-
hol can increase your risk of devel-
oping cancer of the mouth, esoph-
agus, throat, liver and breast, and
can weaken your immune system.
This is in addition to liver damage,
which you already know about. By
the time his liver tests aren’t “OK,”
it may be too late.
THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
By Holiday Mathis, Creators Syndicate Inc.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If your entire
identity is based on your success in one
area of life, you’re lessening your chances
of having a great day. What else do you
have going on with high-five potential? Add
new projects and activities to the list.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The dating
world is a complicated place. It’s a good
thing your natural instincts kick in to help
you navigate it either for yourself or your
loved ones. If you give advice, it will be bril-
liant. If you take advice, take your own.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Laughing is
what helps you make it through. Don’t wait
until you’re feeing bad to look for the funny.
Stock up so you’re ready when the weird
days hit. Today will bring comic treasures.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ve be-
come what you once envied and, strange-
ly, that fact alone brings little satisfaction.
It was the way it pushed you to grow that
really mattered all along. Don’t let that stop
you from envying something new.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s a simple fact
of human nature: Nobody likes things being
crammed down their throat. You’re adept in
the art of persuasion today, which will in-
clude leading by example so you don’t have
to launch into the hard sell.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Regarding
the sort of change that happens today:
Give it time to sink in. Let it ruminate for
a few days. Don’t go immediately back to
what you’re familiar with. Live in the tran-
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some secret
thing is distracting you — it’s hiding right
below the surface of your awareness and
nudging you softly. It wants to be uncov-
ered. All you have to do is ask yourself
a few questions and you’ll figure out this
FRANK AND ERNEST
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
WIZARD OF ID
ROSE IS ROSE
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). From Pen-
icillin to Velcro, many important and useful
discoveries were made by chance instead
of contemplation. However, when you con-
template, chance will favor you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It’s not
that you’re unhappy with the way things are.
You just happen to be fascinated by the po-
tential of things. It’s how your mind is work-
ing today, leaping into an imaginary future
and carrying reality along with it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you
feel slightly tense walking into the room it’s
only because you have an agenda beyond
what others in the room have. Relax into
the prevalent mood and it will be easier to
get this agenda across.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Do you re-
ally make the world better by following your
bliss? Of course! Though you should be
warned: These days it will take a lot more
courage and planning to devote yourself to
your own enjoyment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re ex-
cellent at drawing boundaries now. You’re
so clear on what you will and won’t do
that you can say it fast and with a light
touch, getting the message across instan-
TUESDAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 5). Your
heart is elastic and boundless. There are
many who will need your love. Don’t wor-
ry about whether you know enough to get
started on the exciting project of the next 10
weeks. Travel in March will feed your soul.
This will be a fast-mutating endeavor, and
you just need to get involved and take your
part of the May prize! Gemini and Taurus
adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 16,
29, 33 and 40.