New hire disappointed to be gofer

Dear Abby: I recently landed a new job and was excited about doing work that would be directly in line with my education and background. I left a job of more than a decade to pursue this field. My...

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

Wife of cheater plans for his funeral

Dear Abby: I have been married for 37 years. During that time, my husband has cheated on me and fathered several children. As we have grown older, I have begun to think about final arrangements....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Birthday bouquet arrives in shambles

Dear Abby: Is there a delicate way for me to tell my boyfriend not to use the same online floral delivery service again? The birthday bouquet he had delivered to me arrived with limp, wilted, torn...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man in no hurry to file for divorce

Dear Abby: I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year. I love him, and we have an undeniable connection I have never had with anyone else. The problem is, he’s separated but not yet...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s explosive anger concerns fiancée

Dear Abby: I’m engaged to a wonderful guy. He is very sweet, and I’m beyond thankful for him. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. But he has a character flaw that’s hard to ignore. When he gets...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Absence from guest list hurts friend

Dear Abby: I have had a friend, “Kimberly,” for 52 years, ever since first grade. We went all through school together. Teachers described her as a “social butterfly.” My dad described her as a...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ashes waited decades to be scattered

Dear Abby: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband’s roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sister gets more of husband’s time

Dear Abby: I don’t know how to handle this. My husband of 29 years spends more time with his sister and her family than he does with me and our children. If I say anything about it, he jumps all...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bride’s choice brings back bad memories

Dear Abby: I am a 37-year-old man who is getting married for the first time. My fiancee, “Holly,” and I went to middle school and high school together but never really got to know each other until...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New decade brings positive resolutions

Dear Readers: Welcome to 2020! The New Year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning. Today, we have an opportunity to discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones, and with...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Groom’s mother creates drama

Dear Abby: My sister was married recently. At the reception, her new mother-in-law was seen by multiple guests gesturing with her two middle fingers while the father of the bride was giving his...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Conversations ruined by questions

Dear Abby: I am a big fan and read your column daily. I am writing because I have a very hard time making conversation. I read your mother’s booklet that suggests asking people questions about...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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