DEAR ABBY: I married "Linda" 22 years ago. Three years later, the marriage was over.
After our divorce, I came out as gay. I met a wonderful man in 1996, and we were married in Iowa in 2009.
Over the years, I have wondered how Linda was getting along. I'd like to get back in touch with her.
At one time we lived only a few miles from her. I drove by her home, but lost my nerve when I saw her father standing outside. Family members discouraged me from attempting to contact her after our split.