Man’s explosive anger concerns fiancée

Dear Abby: I’m engaged to a wonderful guy. He is very sweet, and I’m beyond thankful for him. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. But he has a character flaw that’s hard to ignore. When he gets...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Absence from guest list hurts friend

Dear Abby: I have had a friend, “Kimberly,” for 52 years, ever since first grade. We went all through school together. Teachers described her as a “social butterfly.” My dad described her as a...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ashes waited decades to be scattered

Dear Abby: Thirty years ago, a friend of my husband’s roommate passed away of AIDS and was cremated. His family had ostracized him. I have no idea who they are or where they are. The roommate left...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sister gets more of husband’s time

Dear Abby: I don’t know how to handle this. My husband of 29 years spends more time with his sister and her family than he does with me and our children. If I say anything about it, he jumps all...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bride’s choice brings back bad memories

Dear Abby: I am a 37-year-old man who is getting married for the first time. My fiancee, “Holly,” and I went to middle school and high school together but never really got to know each other until...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New decade brings positive resolutions

Dear Readers: Welcome to 2020! The New Year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning. Today, we have an opportunity to discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones, and with...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Groom’s mother creates drama

Dear Abby: My sister was married recently. At the reception, her new mother-in-law was seen by multiple guests gesturing with her two middle fingers while the father of the bride was giving his...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Conversations ruined by questions

Dear Abby: I am a big fan and read your column daily. I am writing because I have a very hard time making conversation. I read your mother’s booklet that suggests asking people questions about...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband keeps close tabs on wife

Dear Abby: My 47-year-old daughter is an alcoholic. A year ago, she took several benzodiazepine pills along with the booze and overdosed. My son-in-law found her in time and called 911. She spent...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Graduating couple faces breaking up

Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship for more than five years. My girlfriend and I will soon graduate from college. I have accepted a full-time job offer, and she will be going to grad school....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bullied sister can’t wait to leave home

Dear Abby: I have a very toxic relationship with my older sister. I still live at home, although I’ll be leaving for college in a few years. Abby, she has been emotionally abusing me for years....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

For mom-to-be, timing is everything

Dear Abby: My husband and I recently celebrated our first anniversary and have decided we’re ready to start a family. Our first month of trying has not been successful. My newly engaged cousin has...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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