Dear Abby

Time, technology change communication

Dear Abby: My twin sister moved to another state years ago. We always kept in close contact through telephone calls. But since the invention of caller ID, call waiting, cellphones, texting, etc.,...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mother longs to reunite her family

Dear Abby: I recently got into a huge fight with my boyfriend, which caused us to break up and me to move two hours away to stay with my mom. We have a beautiful 6-month-old daughter, and I still...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Brother alarmed by sister’s choices

Dear Abby: A few weeks ago, my 14-year-old sister snuck out and had sex with a boy she met on Snapchat. I know this because my distraught mother decided to tell me. My sister lied to my parents...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife in awkward position with friends

Dear Abby: I’m married to the most patient, loving and wonderful husband in the world. Recently, I had a falling-out with his friend group. I admit I was not a good friend because of mental...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Relationship is more off than on

Dear Abby: I have been on and off with a man for two years. In all this time, he has never spent a holiday or Valentine’s Day with me, or introduced me to his family or friends. He told me to stay...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bullied student longs for hometown

Dear Abby: I recently moved from the U.S. to Germany. It has been a big change, and I honestly don’t know how to handle it. A lot of the kids at school make fun of me and call me names. My...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boy’s punishment doesn’t fit crime

Dear Abby: When I stopped by my brother’s house a couple of weeks ago, he mentioned that his 9-year-old son was grounded in his bedroom. He was being punished for snooping in his dad’s vintage...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Story shared without permission

Dear Abby: I’m a gay man in my late 40s, partnered with a man in his late 50s. There are a lot of issues from my past that I try hard to move beyond and let go of. I was wrongly accused and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Adult daughter annoyed by dad’s pats

Dear Abby: I am 20-something years old, and my father still hits my behind sometimes. I feel it is inappropriate, but the last time I complained about it, several years ago, it didn’t go over...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Student has trouble getting homework help

Dear Abby: My mom is mad at me. I have been a little bad, but I always do the dishes, sweep, clear the table and take out the trash. Every day when school is finished, I wait for Mom to get off...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman frets about ending relationship

Dear Abby: My now-ex and I had a complicated, four-year on-again, off-again relationship. I finally ended it five months ago, but I’m still not sure whether I made the right choice. Every guy I...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Cameras don’t sit well with sitter

Dear Abby: I enjoy babysitting for the children of family and friends. But while I have nothing to hide, I hate how everyone seems to have inside cameras. I feel like I’m in a fishbowl, like if I...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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