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Dear Wilhemina

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By Wilhemina   November 2010

I’VE LIED ABOUT MY AGE TO MY BOYFRIEND

Dear Wilhemina

I’m in a ridiculous yet worrying pickle. When I met my boyfriend four years ago, I lied about my age. He was a few years younger than me and I wanted us to be the same age. Now he wants to throw us both a big 50th birthday party—but the trouble is that I’m actually turning 56! I never intended the lie to get this far, but one cover-up led to another. Should I tell him? If so, how?

Soon to be 56

Dear Soon to be 56

I’m…

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