ASK REX Rex is half-man, half-Siberian Rex is half-man, half-Siberian Huskie. An unlicensed, practicing therapist, he will answer your questions regarding love, relationships and career. Email him at Sorry, no personal replies.

Tabby? Fido? Or call the whole thing off?

Dear Rex: I have fallen in love with a wonderful man I'll call Peter. We're talking about getting married but I'm a bit worried that we might prove incompatible in the long run.I was born and raised in Georgia, he's a city boy from Brooklyn. I'm a staunch Republican, he's a loyal Democrat. I'm a Southern Baptist, he's an Orthodox Jew. I have always loved cats while he is strictly a dog person. Do you think we can overcome these differences and find happiness together? -- Anxious in Athens.

Dear Anxious: I'm a great believer in diversity in relationships. Certainly my wife and I are from different backgrounds, as you might expect. As l perused the list of differences you detailed, I saw nothing that couldn't be overcome. Until the last item. I wonder how your saintly significant other, an admirer of the canine set, managed to fall for the sort of woman who can abide those vile mice-eating, sandbox-defiling, livingroom- furniture-scratching, dark-pants-rubbing, tree-climbing felines. My aduice for you? Seek intensive therapy right away. And Peter? He should drop you like a hot potato.

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