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Relationship kept secret from mom

Dear Abby: I’m in high school. My boyfriend lives across the country. He is a teenager, too. I have asked people for advice about this before and mostly gotten the same answer. They say, “Wait...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Heartbreak about dad awaits sons

Dear Abby: Three years ago, I found out my husband had sexually abused one of his nieces. He took a lie detector test, failed it and confessed. Learning the truth was devastating, and I felt like...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s wife feels threatened by his ex

Dear Abby: I have a daughter-in-law I love to pieces and would never intentionally hurt in any way. I recently had contact with my son’s ex-girlfriend, “Kayley.” She had seen me at church with...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Neighbor stunned by unseemly request

Dear Abby: I’m a 60-year-old woman. My house is on a corner lot. Just about every time I walk outside, a male neighbor of mine stares at me. He looks like a hobo. I felt bad for him, so when he...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband’s behavior causing gossip

Dear Abby: My husband of 43 years, an alcoholic, has started going to the local grill/bar in our small town. He spends three to four hours there, six days a week. He would go more often if they...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s moodiness may signal trouble

Dear Abby: I have a question about my daughter’s new husband, “Brad.” I haven’t interfered with their marriage and don’t want to, but he seems very moody and barely speaks to me. Just when I think...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s mental health clouds vision

Dear Abby: I recently started dating again after ending a very difficult marriage. To say I am guarding my heart for fear of getting hurt would be an understatement. I have met someone I can see...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Women’s attraction to man complicated

Dear Abby: My friend “Lauren” and her husband separated for a few months last summer. During the separation, she had a short fling with my friend “Zack,” whom she met at my house. Lauren decided...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife stunned to discover fetish

Dear Abby: My husband and I married two years ago. A year later, we welcomed our first child. I never imagined I would ever want a divorce. Well, I found out early this year that my husband has a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Granddaughter wants quiet wedding

Dear Abby: Our first granddaughter is getting married in six months and has told her parents that no one from either family is invited to the wedding. They want to get married by themselves...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man keeps granddaughter a secret

Dear Abby: I divorced my wife 20 years ago, leaving behind two daughters. My older girl was 5 when I left, and because of my ex’s lies, I wasn’t able to see them. When my older daughter turned...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom fears history will repeat itself

Dear Abby: I have been divorced for 18 years. The main reason for my divorce was that I married too young and wasn’t ready to be a wife and mother. My daughter has just announced her engagement to...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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