Mom uses wedding as spotlight

BRIDE ACCUSES MOM OF USING WEDDING TO SPOTLIGHT HERSELF DEAR ABBY: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. My weight has always been an...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend steps in after dad leaves

DEAR ABBY: My husband’s brother split from his wife, “Charlotte,” five years ago and now works and lives in another country. The brothers are still quite close. His school-age daughters live...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Internships stifle job search

DEAR ABBY: My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus job experience. Because he hasn’t had much luck applying online,...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gamer girl gets no respect

DEAR ABBY: I’m an avid video game player. My husband and I bond over playing games, reading and talking about them. In fact, in my spare time, I just earned a master’s degree in video game...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl guilty about partying

DEAR ABBY: I am a 17-year-old senior and have been dating the same boy for two years. A month ago, he told me he wanted to break up “because he needed some time to figure out what he wanted.” I...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen struggles with alcoholic mom

DEAR ABBY: My mom is a recovering alcoholic. Her alcoholism has caused emotional distress and damaged our relationship to the point that I am aloof and terse toward her. She’s six months sober...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son’s cross-dressing startles mom

DEAR ABBY: My son’s girlfriend confided to me that my son, age 35, is cross-dressing. I knew his life was in flux and that his appearance had changed, but it stunned me. He hasn’t mentioned...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple splits after acting class

DEAR ABBY: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do). My wife was against it and insisted that because none of our friends or relatives were doing it, neither should...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl debates college location

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is graduating from high school and will be starting college. It was always her plan to go to a school away from our small town, and I supported that decision. However, six...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teacher dreads taking road trip

DEAR ABBY: I’m the youngest of four sisters. The oldest sister is the only one who has children – three girls younger than 12. I’m a high school teacher who works about 60 hours a week during the...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Virgin fears she waited too long

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 29-year-old female and still a virgin. This decision is mostly based on my religious beliefs, but also because I haven’t met the right guy. I have been struggling with this for...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Father rejects kitchen’s food too often

DEAR ABBY: I am in my 30s and moved out of my parents’ home 10 years ago. Last week I decided to visit them, and we went out to eat. Dad has a habit of sending his food back to the kitchen – “My...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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