: When I married my husband, "Mason," 30 years ago, I was the only girl he could get. He was a great catch by my standards - and still is. But back then nobody else wanted him but me, which was fine with me. I don't like competition.
We have had a great life together up until the last 10 years or so. Mason is aging gracefully, and there's something about him now that every woman is suddenly interested in.
I used to think I wanted to go out more, but now I just want to stay home and hide my husband inside. The real problem is, Mason loves the attention. I don't know how to handle this without getting my feelings hurt, pouting and being incredibly jealous. He gives me no reason to think he'll be unfaithful, but I can't help but worry.
- Wife of a Late Bloomer
DEAR WIFE: Congratulations. You are now a member of a "club" composed of spouses living in the shadows of actors, politicians, moguls, etc. However, your self-esteem issues could create real problems for you and your husband if you don't learn to deal with them.