Man’s drinking gets out of control

DEAR ABBY: I’m a widowed senior who has been dating a very kind man, “Ben,” for three years. He’s retired; I am not. He does things for and with me, and we enjoy traveling together. The problem...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Relative will not fund vacations

DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old niece still lives at home. She works full time and attends college online. She’s a hard worker who doesn’t do drugs or engage in risky behavior. I pay her a bonus for...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Small lies cause rift in marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 22 years. We’ve been together for 26. We’ve had our ups and downs, and were separated for three months in 2008, but we went to marriage counseling...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Reckless sister worries family

DEAR ABBY: My middle-aged younger sister is 12 months into a midlife crisis. She has divorced her husband and abdicated her role as a mother, preferring instead to be a buddy to her teenage sons....

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

Mom rejects daughter’s sexuality

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl and recently came out to my parents, who are stuck in the “it’s just a phase” mindset. I used to be able to talk with my mom about everything, but now when I talk...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mistreated wife concerns friend

DEAR ABBY: I have a good male friend and I have enjoyed his company very much. He’s outgoing and likes many of the same activities I do. Should I ever need anything, I know he would be there for...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Premarital celibacy worries man

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 50-year-old male engaged to be married to my elementary school sweetheart, Marie. This will be the second marriage for both of us. We’ve been dating for six years, three of which...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Guide gives child depression facts

DEAR ABBY: Seeing a child you love struggle with depression is such a helpless feeling. Parents wonder how to talk to them as they withdraw from the people and activities that used to bring them...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Single mom in love with two men

DEAR ABBY: I am a 37-year-old divorced mother of two. I have recently gotten into relationships with two different men. One of them, Steve, has the life I have always wanted, and he says he loves...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s dream career is crushed

DEAR ABBY: I recently was rejected for a job that would have turned into a career. I put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, and told everyone around me during the process that it was looking...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Loans cut grandson’s inheritance

DEAR ABBY: I co-signed a college loan for my grandson. Unfortunately, he didn’t earn passing grades and was kicked out. He frequently misses loan payments, and I end up getting a late payment...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New couple changes friendships

DEAR ABBY: I’m 18 and was best friends with “Sam” for two years until we started dating 10 months ago. It has been so much fun. He is the first person I have truly loved. When we first started...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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