New employee want gastric surgery kept secret

DEAR ABBY: I had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) five months ago. I left my previous job because the way I was treated by my employer and co-workers changed drastically after my procedure. I...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Best friends are drifting apart

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year, I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, “Amelia.” We did...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Stepmom discovers son’s secret

DEAR ABBY: My stepson “Arnold” recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I’d use. Inside was a journal entry he had made last year about someone he loved. The...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Overbearing dad aggravating son

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I’m currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house. I believe...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teacher weighs reaching out to former student behind bars

DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, I taught a boy I’ll call Brandon in my first-grade class. I was very fond of him, and we had a strong connection. I knew Brandon had a tough home life and did my best...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s death leads to war over house

DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night. I took charge of her medical care and finances after Dad died 10 years ago. ...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend’s loyalty may be shifting

DEAR ABBY: I’m in middle school. “Jill” has been my best friend for 11 years. She has always been shy, while I am outgoing. Recently, she has been hanging out with the class “ho,” “Kelly,” and I’m...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Tattoo lover gets birthday criticism

DEAR ABBY: My daughter recently celebrated her 20th birthday. She’s a good kid with a decent job who happens to like tattoos. For her birthday, my in-laws sent her a birthday card. Usually their...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Cleaner takes stab at interior design

DEAR ABBY: I am wondering if anyone else has ever asked about this. I have had the same cleaning woman for three years. She does an excellent job and works hard. I got her the last six or seven of...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife’s close friend gets too close for husband’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Grace,” and I have been happily married for 48 years. We’re retired and enjoy an active sex life. Grace has a female friend, “Ricky,” we have known more than 45 years. She’s a...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Need continues for self-help support for families in crisis

DEAR ABBY: It’s been several years since you have mentioned Because I Love You as a resource for parents in crisis. What is happening to our groups – as well as similar ones – is a decrease in...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend thinks parents dislike her

DEAR ABBY: Recently, something has come up in my life that has pushed the shaky relationship between my girlfriend, “Linnay,” and my parents to the front burner. She insists they do not like her....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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