Clipped From The Belleville Telescope
THE Ann Landers Valium Addictions Many According to Drug Group Dear Readers: This Mallgram will be of Interest to the thousands who have written to say they are hooked on Vallum. It Is very reassuring. Dear Ann Landers: Your syndicated column brought international attention to the Valium problem. An avalanche of letters has been received from people throughout the United States and other countries pleading for help. . These letters more than substantiate the statement of the National Consumer's League In Washington, D.C., that the consumption of Valium has reached epidemic proportions. Thousands of victims tell us they have tried everything without success. Many say their doctors have put them on Valium but can't get them off. Countless numbers are pinning their hopes on our group, Valium Anonymous. Thank you for telling them about us, Ann. Every letter will be answered. Please ask those who wrote to bear with us.—Leland Ahern, Box 404, Altoona, Iowa S0009 Dear Ann Landers: This is a second marriage for both my husband and me (We are in our 50s) . I was aware from the start that he had a low sex drive but was certain he'd perk up when the pressures of premarital sex no longer existed. I was wrong. At my suggestion we have gone twice (10 days each time) to one of the best- known (and most expensive) sex therapy clincs in the country. Not much was gained. We then went to see the foremost sex therapists in Canada (six trips in all). Still no results. My husband is a wonderful person with many fine qualties, but the sad truth is he has very little interest in sex. I've tried being seductive, aggressive, shy, playful- nothing works. He is definitely NOT a homosexual, in case you are wondering. I've asked myself your question, "Would I be better off without him?" The answer is NO. So, dear Ann, how do I deal with the devastating fact that my husband does not care for me sexually and I am "undesirable"?. Self Esteem Zero In Toronto Dear S. E. Z: A husband who would agree to let his wife schlep him eight times for sex therapy cnnot be accused of Indifference. So get It through your head that he would love to please you sexually but he just can't hack It. —When you accept the fact that the problem is HIS, not yours, you will no longer feel "undesirable."