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Worried ex-wife

Dear Queenie,

My husband and I got divorced last year. It wasn’t what you’d call friendly because he cheated on me and now he doesn’t pay the alimony and child support he agreed to so I had to get my lawyer and the court after him.

For spite he has started spreading nasty stories about me that I cheated on him and that I ran up a lot of bills on our credit cards, none of which is true, but I’m afraid people will believe him and it will ruin my reputation.

Queenie, what can I do to protect myself?—Worried ex-wife

 

Dear Worried ex-wife,

You might consult your lawyer to see whether there are legal measures you can take and whether it would be worth the trouble and expense.

However, this is a small island and although such stories do get around, the people who know you will not believe them – and hopefully will defend you – so hold up your head and let the people who do not know you so well see for themselves what kind of woman you are.

Remember, what goes around comes around. In the end your ex-husband will make himself look a lot worse than he is trying to make you look.

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