Shy addict flounders in dating pool

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 28-year-old male who has never had a girlfriend or a meaningful relationship. I’m well-educated, nice-looking and have a good sense of humor. But I get shy and nervous around the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Kiss puts marriage on shakier ground

DEAR ABBY: I may be having a midlife crisis. I’m not happy in my marriage and haven’t been for quite some time. I pray every night that my husband will find someone else so he will leave our...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son mired in grief after dad’s death

DEAR ABBY: It has been a little over two years since I lost my father to leukemia. The progression of his illness and death was rapid and unforeseen. It has been a tremendous emotional strain on...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wedding planning causes rift

DEAR ABBY: My 38-year-old daughter is being married this summer. This is her first marriage, and we are planning the wedding. She has never planned a big event like this before, and every...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen lets her temper spoil fun

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl. I’m a fun person to be with, and I love spending time with my friends and family. But one thing sometimes ruins it. I have a bit of a temper and some anger...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend doesn’t share same desire

DEAR ABBY: I have been best friends with “Mickey” for about five years. We spend every day together and go out to dinner/movies/events, etc. He sleeps over at my house, and I cook for him almost...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Introvert slow at fitting in at new job

DEAR ABBY: I started a new job a month ago. It’s a well-paying job at a great company. My problem is I’m an insecure introvert. Making friends has always been hard for me. At this new job, my desk...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife finds extra lingerie in bed

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 31 years. We have four lovely children and seven grandchildren. I went to visit a friend out of state for a week. After I returned home, I went to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Homebody would rather skip plans

DEAR ABBY: I’m struggling with a situation with my friends and colleagues. I have a routine I stick to that keeps my priorities in check. I get done with work, go home, have dinner, work out and...

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

A practical approach to dating?

DEAR ABBY: I am writing you about dating in these modern times. Lately, I have become perplexed at the vanity and immoral behavior now associated with the task of dating. I’m a single man living...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man refuses to talk about marriages

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 34 good years. He’s a little older than I am and was married twice before we met while in our 20s. (They were very brief marriages.) When we...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband takes expenses to extremes

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for seven years and have two young boys. My husband, “Cliff,” and I earn approximately the same amount and contribute equally to our household expenses. It bothers...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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