Woman worries lazy fiance will also be lazy husband

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “David,” and I are getting married soon. We have been living together and engaged for a year, and together eight years. It takes him forever to get things done around the...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Name-calling mom attempts to disrupt son’s marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to “Amanda” for four years. During that time, my parents, especially my mother, have called her and her family “trashy” because they live in a rural area in Texas. ...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Old friend’s sudden withdrawal causes a crisis of confidence

DEAR ABBY: My best friend, “Ann,” abruptly ended our friendship seven years ago and I still can’t get over it. We were friends from the time we were in first grade until we were 48. We were...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Reluctant grandparents veto couple’s plan to start a family

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for almost five years, and my husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby. I am really excited about the possibility of being a mom. My problem is, my...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom weighs telling her son truth about dad’s ‘time away’

DEAR ABBY: My son, “Jimmy,” is 8. His father and I are divorced, and he is facing jail time. Jimmy sees him every other weekend. I’m planning on telling Jimmy the truth, although I’m sure his dad...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Classic meatloaf is comfort food that warms generations

DEAR ABBY: My stepmother had a recipe for meatloaf that she found in your column years ago. She made it for us often when we visited and we all loved it. However, we have been unable to locate...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

When man is ready to talk, his wife can’t stay awake

DEAR ABBY: As the only income earner in our household of five, I work long hours. Sometimes I would enjoy talking about my day with my wife of 18 years. While she has no problem staying awake to...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ex-friend cast out of social circle dreams of vengeance

DEAR ABBY: My friend has decided she can no longer tolerate my husband. She feels he doesn’t “respect” her. This is far from the truth, in my mind. We have supported her emotionally and...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s long-distance advice isn’t what teen wants to hear

DEAR ABBY: I am 17 and dating a 16-year-old girl. My mother lives a few states away. Every time we talk she tells me to spend less time with my girlfriend. It always seems like she’s trying to...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

With parents gone, truth can be told about brothers’ crimes

DEAR ABBY: I have known for a long time that once both of my parents were gone, I would cease contact with my brothers. My problem is how to explain it to other family members and friends. I don’t...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Emotional intensity of work leaves man drained at home

DEAR ABBY: When I was in my 20s, I chose a career whose long-term effects I hadn’t anticipated. I am charged with telling people they are dying and watching them die on a daily basis. While I know...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents refuse to confront reason their son is bullied

DEAR ABBY: We have some great friends we have known for five years. Our families enjoy time together, and although the friendship started through our kids, I now get together with the other mom...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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