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Husband fathers child during separation

Dear Abby: My husband and I separated last year and reconciled several months later. When we decided to get back together, he broke it off with his girlfriend. A month later, she contacted him to...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friends in time of need pull away after mom sobers up

Dear Abby: I am a single mother of two young children. I decided to have gastric bypass surgery several years ago. Nine months after the procedure, I began drinking alcohol. The drinking became...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband pulls about-face on adoption

Dear Abby: When I first started dating my boyfriend seven years ago, I told him that I wanted to someday adopt a child. He said he would like his own children first, but adoption would be “cool.” ...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

‘Keepers’ covers many timeless topics

Dear Abby: I am writing about your “Keepers” booklet, the collection of your most popular essays, poems and letters. I would like to purchase a copy, but first, I have a question. Is there a...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Pen pal worries from a distance

Dear Abby: I am in my 30s and correspond with a pen pal. She is over 65 and lives several states away. We have never met in person. We have been writing each other for seven years. Recently, she...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend is shy to pursue romance

Dear Abby: About a year ago, I confessed to one of my close guy friends that I liked him. He said he wasn’t looking for a relationship. I haven’t brought it up since. I have now found out his...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ex-boyfriend wants woman back

Dear Abby: I was involved with a man (“Mike”) I cared deeply about. One day, he came to me saying he had a “secret” he needed to share. He explained that he was in love with another woman, and...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Disagreement may end friendship

DEAR ABBY: How do you break up with a friend? “Jenny” and I have known each other since high school, more than 30 years. Over the years, we’ve both moved far apart and see each other every couple...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boss is in love with secretary

DEAR ABBY: My secretary has worked for me for six years, and I have fallen in love with her. Neither of us is married. There are a couple of problems, however. The first is, she’s half my age....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Plans stall after affair discovered

DEAR ABBY: I just found out that my husband of 37 years is having an affair. I have supported him in every way I could – raising our daughters, taking care of the household and holding a full-time...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wants men to look deeper

DEAR ABBY: I have been reading your advice and your mother’s for decades. I am an attractive 65-year-old woman. I have no problem meeting men. I have been told numerous times I look 20 years...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family members struggle to reunite

DEAR ABBY: A year ago, my sister “Jan” started dating this guy, “Miles,” who soon moved in with her. Everyone in our family was welcoming until she started telling us their problems. We thought...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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