Racy photo no longer laughing matter

DEAR ABBY: I don’t like my stepsister, and when she stays with us, I’m forced to share a room with her. The last time she was here I got so mad at her I pretended to send a text message on my cell...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man reconsiders life after friend’s death

DEAR ABBY: A lifelong friend of mine has died unexpectedly. Because he was my age, this brought up issues of my own mortality. We’d had our ups and downs over 25 years, but he moved cross-country...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family abuse should remain hidden

DEAR ABBY: As a child, I suffered a lot of abuse from my parents until I finally, at 13, opened up to a teacher. I was removed from my house and spent the remainder of my youth in various foster...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend’s husband, kids unwanted on vacation

DEAR ABBY: “Charlotte” and I have been friends for 16 years, ever since we met in college. She lives several states away, so we see each other only once a year when she and her family come to town...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman unsure about forgiving friend

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, someone I thought was my best friend betrayed me. I had developed a relationship with a married mutual friend. My best friend felt it was her “right and duty” to out us...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Video games threaten relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am tired of taking a backseat to my boyfriend’s video game addiction. He comes home from work, sits on the couch and gets lost in his video games. It has gotten to the point where he...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Widow struggles to start dating

DEAR ABBY: I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering. It had been a mentally and physically abusive marriage for 30 years. We were complete...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grandson asks about dating

DEAR ABBY: I have guardianship of my 12-year-old grandson. He has recently fallen head over heels for a girl in his class and wants to date her. I am out of touch with the younger generation, and...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family dismisses special diet

DEAR ABBY: I am a diagnosed narcoleptic. Medication helps with the symptoms, but not entirely. I looked into alternative options and found a fantastic diet. I recently went on it with amazing...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friends turn their backs on girl

DEAR ABBY: My daughter has graduated from high school. She had been in a residential treatment program for depression the year and a half prior to returning to this school. Her old friends had...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby

Love Is the Best Present to Give Grandson With Down Syndrome DEAR ABBY: We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy to plan for, and we have...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

College student wants to be organized

DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I struggle...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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