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Love Letters

Should we have a baby?

Q. I’m a never-married 34-year-old. I’ve had a few serious long-term relationships, but I’m currently single.

I’ve recently started dating an ex-boyfriend (early 40s) who I’ve been off and on with (more off) for the past seven years. We know each other very well. He’s ambitious, successful, handsome, smart, and kind . . . everything that I’ve always wanted. We have a strong and intense physical connection even after all of these years. The problem is that he’s afraid to commit. He has deeper issues regarding this that I won’t get into. Let’s just say his dad abandoned him and leave it at that.

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