There will be a formal and a semi-formal night on the ship.I really want to go, but my husband says it's his vacation, too, and he doesn't want to dress up. If not, what can he wear that is not a suit and tie but will be acceptable?If a coat and tie are required on the cruise you chose, you both might be happier if you select a more casual ship next time because some are less formal than others. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
Just so you know, he said if he has to go, it will be in a tux T-shirt and his Disney top hat.-- GETTING AWAY IN OHIODear Getting Away: You and your husband are not joined at the hip.Dear Abby: My husband of 26 years passed away unexpectedly at age 46. I have not yet started dating; however, I finally feel like I'd like to.I have an old friend from high school whom I have never dated, but I would like to explore the possibility. Would that let him know I want to sort of have a date? -- SHY STARTERDear Shy: Approach it this way: Call or message him that you plan to be in town to collect some documents, and ask if he'd "like to get together and catch up." That can hardly be considered aggressive.
He lives in another town and we occasionally message on Facebook. If he's interested, he can then ask you if you'd like to meet for coffee or a beer -- or even go all out and share a meal together.I need to pick up some papers from a former doctor of mine in that town, and I would like to see my friend. Dear Abby: My husband and I are going on a seven-night cruise.