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Mom fears history will repeat for daughter

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 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Changing identities bring up questions

Dear Abby: My 13-year-old son and I recently had a discussion that maybe you can help clarify. We are seeing more about trans people these days, and I’m not sure how to address them. I don’t...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen in quarantine worries about beau

Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for a little over five months. We have enjoyed spending time with each other, but we never have deep, meaningful conversations, and I...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s health issues dominate marriage

DEAR ABBY: I married my husband 40 years ago. A few years later, he was diagnosed with diabetes. He refused to take care of himself and ended up with double leg amputations 13 years ago. He had...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents try to heal son’s broken heart

Dear Abby: My son, a high school senior, was in a relationship with a young woman who broke up with him and began dating his best friend. He was heartbroken. She played him into being friends and...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man wants to know his family

Dear Abby: I recently found out who my biological father is/was. Apparently, my mother and this man had an affair more than 50 years ago. There’s only speculation as to why. What bothers me is,...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Focus on fitness hard for friend

Dear Abby: I’ve been friends with “Lorraine” for 30 years. Actually, the friendship is kind of one-sided because she bugs the hell out of me. She’s a super-skinny health nut who constantly posts...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend unsure of her place

Dear Abby: I have been dating this guy for about a year. We are both 30. He lives at home. At first I thought it was to take care of his elderly father, but I soon realized it wasn’t the case. ...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife resists husband’s plan to cut ties

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is the worst. She has no respect for me. She has stolen, lied and gossiped about me numerous times. Each time, I chose to forgive and move on. Recently, my husband...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Baked beans recipe wins smiles

Dear Abby: I love your column. Some years ago, you printed a recipe for baked beans. I believe they were called St. James’ Baked Beans. I have lost my copy. I would get lots of compliments about...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Question leaves mom speechless

Dear Abby: My daughter unexpectedly died very recently. A “friend” called today asking how I was doing (quarantine, food, pet food, etc.). Then she asked me the most unnerving question: “Do you...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Reconnecting makes divorcee giddy

Dear Abby: I just divorced my husband. We were together for 13 years. The last three weren’t great. After my divorce – which was grueling – I reconnected with my son’s father, and we are in love....

DATE: May 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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