Wife struggles to communicate

DEAR ABBY: My husband is a nice guy, but he’s not particularly good at planning ahead. This means that special events, holidays and birthdays often go unmarked because he doesn’t remember in time...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New engagement ends in divorce

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together 21 years, married for 17. We recently did a short sale on our home and moved to Texas. It was a professional move for my husband. At first I was...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mother angry with runaway dad

DEAR ABBY: Last year I had a baby with one of my college professors. He left me 10 days before our daughter was born and has never met her. I chased him through family court, and he gives me the...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

In-law disapproves of husband

DEAR ABBY: My sister “Eileen” is married to her second husband, a man I’ll call Harry. He’s nice, but some of his choices landed him in jail. I’m polite when we see him, but I don’t trust him. ...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman misjudged for career

DEAR ABBY: I’m a woman who was honorably discharged from the military recently and am now in an electrical construction apprenticeship. I’m starting a great career in a field I love that can give...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sister is not amused by family joke

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my early 20s, and my 18-year-old sister, “Judy,” attends community college. My memories of us include her putting me down. We reconciled as I moved out. Abby, she is dependent...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son left out of mom’s gift giving

DEAR ABBY: My husband, daughter and I all have birthdays in the same month. My mother-in-law sends gifts for me and my daughter, but never to my husband, her son. He tries to shrug it off, but it...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom unsure of girl’s ‘boyfriends’

DEAR ABBY: I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl. When she was 4, I decided there would be no parade of guys coming in and out of my life, or any at all. I have barely dated, and the few...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man considers having an affair

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 60s, fit, sexually able and I desire physical relations. My wife, because of health issues, is no longer interested in sex. In fact, it might be mildly painful to her. I...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad worries about apathetic teen

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced and remarried man with two teenage daughters. My ex-wife has custody of my girls one state away. I see them as often as time and the courts allow: two months during the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend does not want child

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Kevin,” and I have been together for five years and have a 4-year-old son we are crazy about. For the past six months, I have been begging Kevin to have another child....

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

‘Rotten Ron’ odor too strong

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Ron,” and I have been married for 49 years. When we retired, we moved to Florida. Ron is 71 and healthy. He rides his bike 30 to 50 miles every day. He also mows the lawn...

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

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