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Viva Las Vegas

Why a husband’s upcoming bachelor-party weekend may be a better thing than one anxious wife expects.

I am happily married 32 years. My husband’s younger brother is getting married for the second time and is planning a long bachelor-party weekend in Vegas. I’m not OK with this. Why do men have to have these lavish bachelor parties? And why do they need to go across the country? I cannot help but think it’s because they want to get in trouble in the “city of sin”! My husband asks if I trust him. I do, but I also know that two things are likely:

1) He will be dared into doing things or, being the “Vegas Virgin,” will be set up on a lot of stuff, or 2) he will drink so much that his otherwise good judgment will go out the window and ensure he gets into trouble.

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