Ask Amy: Friend ponders marriage intervention

DEAR AMY: “Curt” and I have been friends for about 15 years. I admire him as a great volunteer for a group we both belong to. He has a bit of a challenging personality (he can be self-centered, and too talkative), but he is a nice guy and a good friend.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune) 

I recently met his wife for the first time. My problem is that, once the wife figured out that I knew “Curt,” she wasted no time launching into a diatribe about him. She cited chapter and verse, with examples, of what a horrible guy he is and how much she hates him.

In the moment, I tried not to register my shock (remember, I had just met her). Maybe she just needed to confide in another woman, and would have done the same with anyone.

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