Winning lottery ticket with a 1 in 2 chance


Dear Hillary,

People write to you and it is always the same. “Should I trust a bar girl?” A number of these have had their fingers burnt, so really they know the answer already. But like Chris this week, he shows that in the relationship roulette, you have a 1 in 2 chance of good luck, which is also a 1 in 2 chance of failure! Take me for example. I did take a risk for happiness, and my ex bargirl and I are happily married after 10 years together and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. Her bar friends are like her, one is married and pregnant in the UK, one settled in Australia, a third living in Chiang Mai with her Swedish partner and the fourth still working in the bar and waiting for Mr. Right.


Dear Geoff,

If a relationship fails, unless you have been particularly stupid, what have you lost? A scar left on your heart and lost a bit of cash, but time spent in the company of a lovely, sexy young Thai woman and a million happy times. Sorry for going on, but the constant negativity does grate after a time, happy couples don’t normally talk about it much to newspapers or on the internet, so the whole subject is often distorted and the damaged egos have the field to themselves. It’s just not that bad!

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