Plain Jane becomes vain Jane

DEAR ABBY: When I was in my teens, and even into my 20s and 30s, I was a Plain Jane. I had little self-confidence. But strangely, I’m one of those people who has gotten better looking as I’ve...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gamer is low scorer with mom

DEAR ABBY: My daughter and her boyfriend have been together for four years. Despite being almost 30, he is very immature and constantly distracted by either his phone or his video games. Abby,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man lies about last name

DEAR ABBY: I’ve recently started seeing someone, and we have shared a wealth of information about ourselves with each other. When I asked him his last name, he said it was “Erickson.” When I asked...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend’s income emasculating

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Hal,” and I have been dating for a year and a half, living together for six months. I’m afraid he feels emasculated. Because I make more money than he does, a lot of the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man struggles with new wedding

DEAR ABBY: My wife passed away two years ago at age 40 after a long bout with cancer. We had three children, ages 7 to 12. I am 44 and engaged now to a wonderful woman. We are planning to have a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple celebrates 50 years

DEAR ABBY: When I was 16 and wanted to get married, my father suggested I write to Dear Abby (your mom was writing the column back then) and ask her opinion. He said he would agree with what she...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife loses attraction to husband

DEAR ABBY: I’m not attracted to my husband. I love him and don’t want to live without him, but I do not want to be physically intimate with him. I know it is unfair to him, and I have tried...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family shuns cannabis user

DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law found out I smoke marijuana. I have a medical card and some mental disabilities. Marijuana helps with my anxiety. Although we live near each other, my in-laws now...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Travelers mooch rides to airport

DEAR ABBY: We have some friends who take a couple of expensive extended vacations each year. They go to Europe and take cruises. For the last four years, they have never once booked ground...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dating stumps young college girl

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 16-year-old girl who has started college early. I love my classes, and I’m glad to be here. The problem is, the dating culture here is huge. People go on dates all the time. I...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Living choice causes family rift

DEAR ABBY: How old does a child have to be before she is able to choose a relative to live with? I’m the one my granddaughter wants to stay with. Her home life is in turmoil because of her...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Car from son becomes burden

DEAR ABBY: My son bought me a car in 2012. I had no idea he was doing it. He traded my car in for this newer car. During the last five years this “gift” has been nothing but a sore spot. If I...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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