Hormones could explain mood swings

DEAR ABBY: This is in response to “Crying Myself to Sleep” on June 2, who is suffering from drastic mood swings that involve crying, depression and anger. I experienced these, and it was horrible...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom fearful as daughter leaves for school

DEAR ABBY: I’m the proud mom of a wonderful 21-year-old daughter whom I find myself worrying about more and more lately. She just graduated from our local college and is heading to medical school...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom uses police to discipline child

DEAR ABBY: The media give us stories of racial conflict and the shooting of police officers almost daily, and every reporter and news anchor proposes solutions. As a Hispanic police officer in a...

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

Family torn apart by brother-in-law

DEAR ABBY: A number of years ago, it came out that my brother-in-law had raped and molested his two daughters and two granddaughters. It tore our family apart. Although my sister said she...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Infant plays favorites in day care

DEAR ABBY: I am a child care provider working with infants. Two of us work in the nursery and share responsibilities. One baby has become extremely attached to me, to the point that I can’t take...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife’s travel spoiled by man

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 38 years. We both had long professional careers and saved diligently for our retirement. Our children are on their own and doing well with their...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife overlooks husband’s conspiracies

DEAR ABBY: When I was dating my husband, I gave him a lot of leeway. When he told me he listened to a radio show that is known for unscientific views, I ignored it because I found him so charming...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen-dad relationship gets uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY: My dad has never really been in the picture. He just pops back in and out whenever he wishes and leaves when things get too hard. He has never had a job or a home since he walked out on...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friends add to woman’s grief

DEAR ABBY: I’m a retired woman living in a condo complex that houses mostly seniors. During the eight years I have lived here, I’ve always participated in several monthly social events, and have...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter cries over visiting parents

DEAR ABBY: My parents live a simple life, enjoying their days as retirees. They invite me to join them for special occasions at their house (my childhood home) and although the house is organized...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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

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