Dear Abby

Trust issues are remnants of past

Dear Abby: Marriage is considered to be imperative in my religion and culture. I’m 29 and still not married. I have commitment and trust issues with guys. I have been in only three relationships...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Prenup becomes wedding roadblock

Dear Abby: I have a delightful, caring, loving man in my life. We knew each other years ago when we were married to other people. Three years ago, after a couple of years of courtship, he asked me...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gift is more curse than blessing

Dear Abby: Every year for the last 15 years or so, my husband’s sister has sent us a huge box of homemade cookies for Christmas. My husband is from a large family, and she does this for each...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter dishes it out but can’t take it

Dear Abby: Recently, I kindly and lovingly gave my daughter some feedback about how she berates her husband in front of my 8-year-old grandson. I told her I didn’t want him to grow up thinking...

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

Engagement ring unhappy surprise

Dear Abby: When my then-boyfriend asked me to marry him, he didn’t have a ring ready, but I happily accepted his proposal. We were in our late 20s and had been dating for almost 10 years. He then...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Habit pushes friendship to limit

Dear Abby: I have a good friend I’ll call Josie. She’s kind, generous and always willing to help. There is only one problem – she lies. The lies she tells are ridiculous. I find myself getting...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Cheating confession devastates wife

Dear Abby: Two years ago, my husband of 50 years confessed that 46 years ago, shortly after our son was born, he had a one-night stand with a total stranger he gave a ride to. She offered sex to...

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

Masks challenge deaf citizens

Dear Abby: As we return to work, businesses and expanded health care are opening up after the pandemic shutdown. We all are pretty much required to wear masks anywhere we go these days. I am a...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Letter-writing fades when needed

Dear Abby: Would you please address again the importance of expressing gratitude with a handwritten note when a generous gift has been given? We grandparents would love it to be acknowledged by...

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

Woman’s relationship on the rocks

Dear Abby: My man of three years and I are at a crossroads. He has gone from my boyfriend, to fiancé, back to boyfriend, to friend, to “I don’t know what he is now.” He showers me with gifts and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New retiree has advice for others

Dear Abby: I retired a year ago from a stressful job because I couldn’t take what it was doing to my health. Despite a divorce after a 35-year marriage 10 years ago, I had recovered financially. I...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman can’t stand husband’s negativity

Dear Abby: I am a 39-year-old woman who has been in a relationship for five years and married for two. Abby, I am consumed with regret for marrying this man. He’s loyal and has a good job, but he...

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

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