Wife is blindsided by news of husband’s past romance

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Bill,” and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team for the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Single mom’s frustrations, pain boil to the surface

DEAR ABBY: About 20 months ago, after I found out I was pregnant, I was abandoned by the father of my child. My mother had passed away a month before. So I was grieving, shocked to discover I was...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grandparent feels family slowly drifting apart

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, my son and his family moved a couple of hours away. He’s my only child. I know he’s busy with his wife, two children and his job, but I would like to hear from him more...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s anxieties prolong loneliness

DEAR ABBY: When I was a teenager, there were many times when I made things awkward. It continues today. I try to have normal conversations with people, but when I do, I have nothing to say. My...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter tired of religious talk

DEAR ABBY: There’s this woman I’ve known since I was a child. She’s a Jehovah’s Witness I’ll call Beatrice. She comes by my house every so often to share pamphlets and talk about her religion. She...

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

Daughter drives mother to tears

DEAR ABBY: I recently traveled to Germany to help my 19-year-old daughter settle in for her semester of study abroad. I was in tears the entire trip home, not because I was sad to leave her, but...

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

Woman wants equal relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am in a long-distance relationship. I live in Kansas; he’s in Michigan. Because we are 720 miles apart, phone calls, text messages and Skype are vital to the health of our...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend continues to make bad choices

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who’s 22 and has two children, which I helped her to deliver. She is also my neighbor. Since she moved in and divorced her husband, my husband and I have watched her...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family alarmed when boy hurts animals

DEAR ABBY: My 3-year-old grandson hurts animals. He’s intelligent and articulate. He understands many concepts about all kinds of things. Frankly, I’m scared. It’s because he is so intelligent and...

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

Fiancée wants group chat to end

DEAR ABBY: My fiancée is in a group chat with a dozen of his friends. They are all professional men in their 30s with families. They regularly send each other pornographic images. This includes...

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

Retiree wants wife to join adventures

DEAR ABBY: The wife of “Headed for the Open Road” (June 25) will never forgive herself if she doesn’t accompany her newly retired husband on his open-road adventures. After working for 40 years...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend hesitant about implants

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with a very special man who is five years younger. We met on an online dating site and have been seeing each other for several years. We are well suited...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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