Dear Abby

Moving near family forces a choice

Dear Abby: My wife and I have a dilemma we don’t know how to handle. We both recently retired. Our sons (both married with children) live in other states. Because my wife and I no longer have...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wonders where’s the divorce

Dear Abby: I am a 39-year-old woman, recently separated. I have been seeing a 45-year-old man who is also separated, but not divorced, from his wife. We have been a couple for about a year. I...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Injury alters friend’s personality

Dear Abby: “Stella” and I have been close friends for 25 years. Two years ago, she was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She has since recovered and returned to work. ...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grad seeks ways to boost vocabulary

Dear Abby: I am a 26-year-old college graduate. I immigrated here in 2001, so English is my second language. I have no accent, and I have been doing well in my life overall, except I score low on...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman keeps neighbor up at night

Dear Abby: I live in a densely populated luxury high-rise apartment building in a busy downtown neighborhood that has a diverse mix of residents. I have lived here for four years and have never...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Beau feels like the odd man out

Dear Abby: I have been divorced for three years. I have been dating a woman, “Stephanie,” whom I love and believe can be my next wife. We talk about marriage and have been very good for each...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom fears daughter’s relationship

Dear Abby: Is my daughter headed into an abusive, controlling relationship, or am I imagining the signs because of my own experience with domestic abuse for many years? She is 18 and, of course,...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dieter is criticized for refusing food

Dear Abby: How would you suggest I deal with people who continually want to sabotage my diet? I worked very hard to drop more than 30 pounds. I also have digestive health issues that are no one’s...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman says man should find new home

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of 15 years is in prison. We have two children together. Our relationship has been rough. We had a fight, and he went to jail for it. Another reason he went to prison is he...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grumpy grandpa a stick in the mud

Dear Abby: My husband has a contentious relationship with our grandchildren. He generally is a fun, happy and interesting person. But by nature, he is not “hands on” when it comes to children. ...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Father chooses friend over his family

Dear Abby: My father has been mostly absent from my life. We reconnected when I was an adult. I have always had feelings of abandonment, and because of this, I have constantly tried to build a...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Avoidance could derail romance

Dear Abby: I’ve had an 18-year-old girlfriend for six months (I’m 24). She’s a sweet girl who’s caring, thoughtful and respectful. Every day typically goes well, and we never argue about anything...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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