Dad’s new love news to daughter

DEAR ABBY: My father began dating four years after my mother passed away from a terrible bout with cancer. He and I have always been close; in fact, I have always considered him to be one of my...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grandmother waiting for thank yous

DEAR ABBY: It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers. My two teenage grandchildren have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New employee want gastric surgery kept secret

DEAR ABBY: I had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) five months ago. I left my previous job because the way I was treated by my employer and co-workers changed drastically after my procedure. I...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Best friends are drifting apart

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year, I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, “Amelia.” We did...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Stepmom discovers son’s secret

DEAR ABBY: My stepson “Arnold” recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I’d use. Inside was a journal entry he had made last year about someone he loved. The...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Overbearing dad aggravating son

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I’m currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house. I believe...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teacher weighs reaching out to former student behind bars

DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, I taught a boy I’ll call Brandon in my first-grade class. I was very fond of him, and we had a strong connection. I knew Brandon had a tough home life and did my best...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s death leads to war over house

DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night. I took charge of her medical care and finances after Dad died 10 years ago. ...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend’s loyalty may be shifting

DEAR ABBY: I’m in middle school. “Jill” has been my best friend for 11 years. She has always been shy, while I am outgoing. Recently, she has been hanging out with the class “ho,” “Kelly,” and I’m...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Tattoo lover gets birthday criticism

DEAR ABBY: My daughter recently celebrated her 20th birthday. She’s a good kid with a decent job who happens to like tattoos. For her birthday, my in-laws sent her a birthday card. Usually their...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Cleaner takes stab at interior design

DEAR ABBY: I am wondering if anyone else has ever asked about this. I have had the same cleaning woman for three years. She does an excellent job and works hard. I got her the last six or seven of...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife’s close friend gets too close for husband’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Grace,” and I have been happily married for 48 years. We’re retired and enjoy an active sex life. Grace has a female friend, “Ricky,” we have known more than 45 years. She’s a...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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