Dear Abby

Unwitting comments from dad cause childless daughter pain

DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-year-old childless single woman. I spent several years doing various day care jobs and have great love for children, but due to female health issues, I am unable to have my...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man puts out a welcome mat only for his side of the family

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 10 years, and he treats my family and friends very different compared to how he treats his own. A few months ago, my sister called me at 9 p.m. She...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New job in new state tests strength of men’s relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am a gay man who has been dating a divorced man for nine months. I’m 25 and he is 50. He was married to a woman for more than 20 years and has three children. (I am the age between...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Lawyer’s petition to help friend study is dismissed

DEAR ABBY: I have a close friend, “Samantha,” whom I met in law school four years ago. We both graduated in 2014. I have passed the bar exam, and so have all our friends from school, but Samantha...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman worries lazy fiance will also be lazy husband

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “David,” and I are getting married soon. We have been living together and engaged for a year, and together eight years. It takes him forever to get things done around the...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Name-calling mom attempts to disrupt son’s marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to “Amanda” for four years. During that time, my parents, especially my mother, have called her and her family “trashy” because they live in a rural area in Texas. ...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Old friend’s sudden withdrawal causes a crisis of confidence

DEAR ABBY: My best friend, “Ann,” abruptly ended our friendship seven years ago and I still can’t get over it. We were friends from the time we were in first grade until we were 48. We were...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Reluctant grandparents veto couple’s plan to start a family

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost five years, and my husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby. I am really excited about the possibility of being a mom. My problem is, my...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom weighs telling her son truth about dad’s ‘time away’

DEAR ABBY: My son, “Jimmy,” is 8. His father and I are divorced, and he is facing jail time. Jimmy sees him every other weekend. I’m planning on telling Jimmy the truth, although I’m sure his dad...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Classic meatloaf is comfort food that warms generations

DEAR ABBY: My stepmother had a recipe for meatloaf that she found in your column years ago. She made it for us often when we visited and we all loved it. However, we have been unable to locate...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

When man is ready to talk, his wife can’t stay awake

DEAR ABBY: As the only income earner in our household of five, I work long hours. Sometimes I would enjoy talking about my day with my wife of 18 years. While she has no problem staying awake to...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ex-friend cast out of social circle dreams of vengeance

DEAR ABBY: My friend has decided she can no longer tolerate my husband. She feels he doesn’t “respect” her. This is far from the truth, in my mind. We have supported her emotionally and...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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