Slovenly lifestyle could be deal-breaker

Dear Abby: I’ve been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. We’re both 30, and we have pretty much decided to tie the knot. The only thing holding me back is his hygiene. When we met, he...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband and son leave woman alone

Dear Abby: My brother-in-law passed away six months ago, and my mother-in-law, “Grace,” is understandably grief-stricken. My husband and son have been very supportive of her. My father-in-law...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend of addict loses self-esteem

Dear Abby: I’ve been with my boyfriend, “Rocko,” for two years, but in the late months of last year, he became distant. He would disappear for days at a time, block my phone number and ignore me....

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man insists on reading messages

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been together for 20 years. I have never cheated on him or given him any reason to believe I have. But he is constantly on my Facebook account. He also reads all...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom has fallen out of love with dad

Dear abby: I’m a mother of two girls, ages 3 and 5. Their father and I are together, but I’m not in love with him anymore. I have felt this way for two years now. I’m not excited to see him come...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman happy to be alone attracts unwanted sympathy

Dear Abby: I’m a middle-aged woman who has survived a 30-year toxic relationship with a covert narcissist. I am now blessed to be able to divorce him and get therapy for his emotional abuse. I...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Attraction stymied by age difference

Dear Abby: I have been seeing a woman who is 21 years younger than I am. She says she loves me, but I am hesitant because of our age difference. We have known each other for years. She had a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Attendee wants to stay out of picture

Dear Abby: I’m going to a professional conference, which has the usual presentations, vendors and activities. Every time I go, there’s always a photographer. It’s annoying. When a photographer...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sisters puzzle parents’ secret bankruptcy

Dear Abby: My sister and I recently found out (through the internet) that my mother and stepfather have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A few months ago, Mom approached my sister (who’s an...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend may not be able to support herself

Dear Abby: I’ve been best friends with “Mary” since we were 13. We’re 23 now. We tell each other everything and are as close as sisters. We went to high school together, but I graduated and Mary...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Free spirit feels like wings clipped

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly two years. He would literally do anything for me. He’s incredibly affectionate and supportive, and a lot of women would love to have...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sisters plan to leave husband behind

Dear Abby: My son just got a job in Europe and has invited me to visit when he and his family are settled. I have never traveled out of the country, and I’m excited to go. I suggested staying at...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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