Dear Abby

Distraction more than forgetfulness?

Dear Abby: I’m responding to the letter from “Open-and-Shut Case in Virginia” (Oct. 20), who complained her son-in-law was “disrespectful” because he didn’t close cupboard doors, cereal boxes,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Nurse fears consequences of speaking up

Dear Abby: I have been a nurse for 10 years and love taking care of my patients. I have worked at a mid-size hospital for 2½years. Since I started working here, we have been assigned six or...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Communication a one-way street

Dear Abby: A friend of mine from college (I graduated four years ago) is incredibly kind but terrible at keeping in touch. She has never been good at responding to texts, but now that we no longer...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple endures marriage without intimacy

Dear Abby: My husband and I are both enlisted Army (he – 20 years, two Iraq deployments; me – 15 years, one Iraq deployment). We met in the service and have been married 10 years. Three years...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Busy mom fights to hold temper

Dear Abby: I’m a 24-year-old woman who has been married for four years. My husband, “Jerry,” and I have two young boys. Jerry is military. I stay at home with the kids and work part time online on...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family makes little effort to stay in touch

Dear Abby: I am a 72-year-old divorcee. I live alone in a 55-and-older community where I have many friends and an active life. My three adult children are ages 37 to 43. The eldest lives out of...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Togetherness strains relationship

Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship with a wonderful man, “Andy,” for two years. I couldn’t ask for a better partner. We are both divorced with children, and they get along like brothers and...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife grapples with family’s history

Dear Abby: When my husband and I were first married, I had no idea why his mother and sisters were so hostile. When they started treating our children the same way, my husband finally addressed...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman hurt being kept at arm’s length

Dear Abby: I have spent years trying to have a close relationship with my older sister, but it is clearly not a priority for her. We are very different people, but I was hoping our shared history...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New start brings hope for better days

Dear Readers: Welcome to 2021! The new year has arrived, and most of us are beyond grateful to leave the last one behind. The worldwide pandemic has sadly touched all of our lives. But this new...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man plays with woman’s emotions

Dear Abby: I’m someone who doesn’t get noticed often by the opposite sex. So when I do receive attention, it’s a very nice feeling. The problem is, I am getting that attention from a man who is...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Fiancee loses sleep over mementos

Dear Abby: In three months, I will be marrying a wonderful man I’ll call Harold. We are in our 60s and widowed, me for more than 30 years and him just under two years. At first, I thought he had...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

click here to add your event
Area Events