Broken ankle changes Euro trip

DEAR ABBY: I had planned a trip to Europe with my friend “Elizabeth,” a friend of hers and Elizabeth’s daughter. The plan was I would share rooms with Elizabeth. We paid for the hotels in advance....

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sexual assault brings up trauma

DEAR ABBY: I am estranged from my sister, whom I love dearly. The reason goes back many years. When I was 13, her husband got me drunk and molested me. While I never forgot, I did repress it –...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Affair involves husband, brother

DEAR ABBY: A year ago, my husband confessed that he was having an affair at work. Before it started, he tried setting “Velma” up with his twin brother, but she said she wasn’t interested. Their...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Karaoke is not about talent

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Karen,” loves to sing karaoke along with many others, most of whom are vocally challenged. Listening to some of them can be grueling when we go out. Karen knows many of these...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter worries about mom

DEAR ABBY: My parents have been divorced for 15 years. Dad is remarried; my mother lives alone. My brother and I alternate holidays every year, and this year he was supposed to host our mother....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad obsessed with inheritance

DEAR ABBY: My father – aged 68, active and in good health – has become increasingly obsessed with deciding who will get which of his belongings when he passes. Almost every conversation now...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Stepson left out of gift-giving

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were together for eight years before we married a year ago. He has a kid from a previous marriage who just turned 11. The boy has been a part of my life since he was 3....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mental illness worries father

DEAR ABBY: I have a 14-year-old daughter I raised alone. Her father has never been in her life, nor has he been in the lives of his other children with other women. He has a long history of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Christmas babies share stories

DEAR ABBY: This letter is in response to “Blessed in New York” (Aug. 4), the mom who gave birth to her precious daughter on Christmas Day and wondered if maybe she should have timed her pregnancy...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife uneasy of ‘business partner’

DEAR ABBY: My husband met a gal 33 years younger than he is at a doctor’s office. It seems they “became close,” so they went off and bought real estate together in another state. They spend weeks...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Tech-savvy wife is fed up

HUSBAND’S LUDDITE ATTITUDE PUTS A HEAVY BURDEN ON WIFE DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 40 years. Like most people, we’ve had our good times and bad, but we’ve both been...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sister continues into debt

DEAR ABBY: My only sister has been “borrowing” money from me every month for years. She has a ton of credit card debt and cannot afford to meet her monthly financial obligations. Last year my...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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