Dear Miss Emily:

A couple months ago, my ex girlfriend/ high school sweetheart contacted me. We've been emailing each other on facebook, since. The problem I face is that I'm married. I have been for the last 2 years. My wife and I have only known each other for 3 years. I am in love with my wife, but these feeling I had for my ex are coming back to me. I don't know what I should do. I can't talk to anyone else about this because it would tear my wife's heart out if it got back to her and I don't want to do that. How should I handle this? Should I cut ties from the ex? Should I tell my wife? Should I keep going on and see where this situation leads? Please, I need advice.

------------------------------Miss Emily's advice---------------------------

This would be the smart thing to do: If indeed you are in love with your wife, and you know this would tear her heart out if she were to be privy to these feelings, you should cut all ties with your ex high school girlfriend. She is your past (remember the saying, "You can't go home, again"), and your wife is your future. Do not tell her about this correspondence unless you really want to open up a Pandora's Box. The temptation is not worth the risk, in my humble opinion, but relationships are damaged daily by decisions to continue down this path. Oh, and do keep your lip zipped about this, because as you know "loose lips, sink ships!" I'll be here if you need to chat.