Dear Abby

Mother-daughter fight leads to threats

Dear Abby: My best friend (since we were babies) and I are having a disagreement. She had two kids when she was 16 and 17 who are now in their early 20s. One of them still lives rent-free under...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man calls out middle-aged women

Dear Abby: I have something to say about “Still Fun in the South” (Jan. 4) and her complaint that single middle-aged men only look for younger women, instead of women their age. I am a 53-year-old...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man weighed down by sadness

Dear Abby: I’ve been separated from my wife for about four years, at her request. It was justified. I wasn’t the best husband. I wasn’t abusive, but I was sad and feeling sorry for myself, like...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Relationship stops short of intimacy

Dear Abby: I recently met a man, and I have fallen in love with him. He says he feels the same way and tells me often that I treat him better than anybody ever has. Unfortunately, when the time...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband won’t put will in writing

Dear Abby: I have been married to my husband for seven years. We are in our 60s. He refuses to make a will. He tells me what he “would” put in his will and asks me if I am OK with his wishes. He...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Moving home comes with questions

Dear Abby: At the age of 30, I recently had to move back with my parents. I am not the tidiest person in the world, but I thrive on the saying, “Dust, not dirt.” I recently went on vacation. I...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife unsettled by man’s obsession

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for six mostly blissful years, but recently, some of his fantasies have started to worry me. About six months ago, he told me he had an attraction to...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New hire wrecked neighbor’s car

Dear Abby: Last year, my across-the-street neighbor backed into my car. At least, that’s what I think happened. My car was parked legally on the street, and there was a huge dent in it. I called...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Fortunes change for homeless woman

Dear Abby: I used to be a successful working woman until I lost my husband of 30 years. After I became homeless, I met “Tom.” We’ve been good friends for the last five years, hanging out in the...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen swears stepmom to secrecy

Dear Abby: My 17-year-old stepdaughter, “Amelia,” recently became sexually active. She’s in a “serious” relationship with the boy she had sex with. They have been together for six months, and from...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Past cruelties linger in relationship

Dear Abby: For more than four decades, my stepmother, “Vera,” and I never got along. We tolerated each other for the sake of my father, who has now passed away. I’m a 60-year-old male reader and...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Happy host declines help in kitchen

Dear Abby: I have seen letters in your column from people upset that their guests don’t help them after dinner. I am the opposite. I held onto a poem you printed years ago and had it perma-plaqued...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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