Find a better man, Lucy

Lucy Ellman's advice to couples going on holiday ("How to save a marriage (and holiday)", 23 August) amused me, but there is always an element of truth in humour. Have relationships deteriorated to the extent that we need pre-holiday contracts?

My partner and I are hoping soon to spend two blissful weeks together, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. After all, he is the person I have chosen to spend the past seven years with. The pace of our lives, our work and family commitments lead us both to regret that for the rest of the year we don't spend enough time together.

My advice to Ellman is to get divorced and go on holiday with someone she actually likes.

Jo Davies
Leeds

This article first appeared in the 30 August 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Gordon Brown, the great feminist