Man can’t let go of marriage

DEAR ABBY: I was divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife, “Annie,” and I were married almost seven years and had what I thought was a great relationship. Then we bit off more than we could chew...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter sees mom’s bleak future

DEAR ABBY: My mother is a narcissist and a user. She has never held down a job and blames everyone else. We rarely get along for more than 15 minutes at a time. I used to blame myself, but have...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter annoyed by bedroom noises

DEAR ABBY: I’m 54. My 28-year-old daughter, Sarah, lives with me. Our issue is my sex life. I have a long-term live-in boyfriend, and we enjoy each other in many ways. We try to be quiet while...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man fulfills his vows to dying wife

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing in response to “Requires Companionship” from Feb. 7, whose husband has atypical Parkinson’s and she’s considering dating. My wife was diagnosed nine years ago, and she, too,...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Arm-wrestle failure changes couple

DEAR ABBY: I’m average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying a coffee...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family can’t follow wedding RSVP

DEAR ABBY: I belong to a family that doesn’t RSVP for weddings or wedding showers. They often arrive late, leave weddings early and sometimes don’t stay to eat at the reception even when it has...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Public overlooks woman’s anxiety

DEAR ABBY: I can’t drive. It’s not because I don’t want to, but whenever I sit behind the wheel, I have panic attacks. I’m currently attending therapy for it, and progress is being made, albeit...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Neighbor has tanning dilemma

DEAR ABBY: I have really nice neighbors, and we are always pleasant to each other. We put up a large above-ground pool in our backyard, and they put up a trampoline. I would like to enjoy our...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom too tired to help kids

DEAR ABBY: I am a working mother of three who may be battling postpartum depression. I feel like I am parenting alone. I get the kids out of the house by myself in the morning before my husband...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wants to replace lost recipes

DEAR ABBY: Due to some unfortunate family circumstances, I was devastated to discover that nearly all of my boxes of cherished recipes had been destroyed. I’m now starting over from scratch to...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom at end with son’s outbursts

DEAR ABBY: I’m a mother of two boys, 13 and 12. My oldest son has become very abusive, both physically and emotionally. He has been arrested for hitting me and hitting his little brother. He was...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend keeps teen up late

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is 19 and lives with me. She is seeing a 26-year-old man who has a child with another woman he didn’t marry. When my daughter goes out with him, he keeps her out until...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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