Dear Abby

Transgender playmate poses challenge

Dear Abby: My 7-year-old granddaughter, “Leyla,” has a playmate who is a transgender girl. My fear is that she may find out the truth and feel betrayed by her playmate as well as me. Should I...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sober mom regrets pain she caused

Dear Abby: After smoking marijuana for 20 years, I quit two days ago. My head is starting to clear now, and things are coming into focus. I missed so much, and I feel terrible about it. How many...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Early lesson helps overcome shyness

Dear Abby: When I was a young adult, I had difficulty speaking with strangers. I recall, some years later, attending a party in honor of someone I truly admired. Most of the people there didn’t...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Surprise changes strain friendship

Dear Abby: I have a serious issue with my best girlfriend. We make plans together, adult plans, and then at the last minute, her kids drop the young grandkids off for her to babysit, curtailing...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dealing with ex-girlfriends tough

Dear Abby: What is acceptable after a breakup occurs? Several years ago, I reached out to an ex-girlfriend. We had dated for six months but she broke up with me to take a job in another state. A...

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

Attention paid to ex still angers wife

Dear Abby: My wife and I were married 30 years when we ran into an old girlfriend (and ex-fiancee) of mine. I spent a good part of the evening dancing with her and ignoring my wife. My wife says I...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Years apart stretch marriage thin

Dear Abby: I have been married to my husband for 12 years. He retired from the Army before I met him, and I currently serve, stationed overseas. When we first met, I thought we had an...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl uses swears she learned from dad

Dear Abby: Although he has never hit me, my husband has been emotionally and verbally abusive ever since our wedding five years ago. One of his favorite names for me when he’s angry is “F----n’...

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

Can family member skip gatherings?

Dear Abby: Something has been bothering me for a long time. When I attend family functions, I become extremely bored. Whether they are birthday parties or Christmas Eve celebrations, they bore me...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Father-in-law has religious expectations

Dear Abby: My husband and I are trying to have children. He was raised Catholic, but is now agnostic. I’m also agnostic. My deeply religious father-in-law insists that our future children be...

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

Man debates merits of keeping virginity

Dear Abby: I’m a 28-year-old male who is still a virgin. I always wanted to be intimate with a virgin female for my first time, but I have never met one. I’ve had opportunities for sex but...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Confession rocks relationship

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of four years recently admitted that he cheated on me six months ago. I was blindsided. Until the day he told me, I thought we shared everything. The hollowness and...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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