DEAR ABBY: I have lived with my boyfriend for five years. “Brian” is a good man and a decent boyfriend. I get along well with his family and particularly his mom. Brian is sweet, sensitive and, for the most part, very laid-back.
My problem is Brian’s temper. Although he has never physically abused me, when he gets angry, he completely loses control. He breaks things like phones, radios, doors and anything else around him. It is terrifying to watch. During those times, saying anything to him only makes it worse. Once I tried going out when it happened, and he broke the phone. After these episodes he’s always terribly sorry and feels horrible. —Dear Abby… (Yahoo! News (will expire))
I expected this to be signed “Stella from A Streetcar Named Desire.” (Scroll down to the second letter.)