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‘Sweet Baby’ makes woman cringe

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I are middle-aged. We have been together for 2½ years. I love him, and I’m grateful for such a wonderful man at this point in my life. My problem is, he calls me “Sweet...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man won’t stop driving after seizures

Dear Abby: My son-in-law was diagnosed with epilepsy 25 years ago. He typically has two or three seizures a year. He has seen a neurologist on and off over the years, but he has not been to the...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife frustrated with nice husband

Dear Abby: This may seem strange, but my husband is too nice. His late mother, a domineering woman who always got her way, trained him not to have an opinion. Almost everything he says is crafted...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Neighbor sues neighbor over renovation

Dear Abby: We were friendly with our next-door neighbor, who owned a contracting company, and we hired him to renovate our bathroom. At the time, we thought he did a wonderful job. It looked...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Relationship kept secret from mom

Dear Abby: I’m in high school. My boyfriend lives across the country. He is a teenager, too. I have asked people for advice about this before and mostly gotten the same answer. They say, “Wait...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Heartbreak about dad awaits sons

Dear Abby: Three years ago, I found out my husband had sexually abused one of his nieces. He took a lie detector test, failed it and confessed. Learning the truth was devastating, and I felt like...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s wife feels threatened by his ex

Dear Abby: I have a daughter-in-law I love to pieces and would never intentionally hurt in any way. I recently had contact with my son’s ex-girlfriend, “Kayley.” She had seen me at church with...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Neighbor stunned by unseemly request

Dear Abby: I’m a 60-year-old woman. My house is on a corner lot. Just about every time I walk outside, a male neighbor of mine stares at me. He looks like a hobo. I felt bad for him, so when he...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband’s behavior causing gossip

Dear Abby: My husband of 43 years, an alcoholic, has started going to the local grill/bar in our small town. He spends three to four hours there, six days a week. He would go more often if they...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s moodiness may signal trouble

Dear Abby: I have a question about my daughter’s new husband, “Brad.” I haven’t interfered with their marriage and don’t want to, but he seems very moody and barely speaks to me. Just when I think...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s mental health clouds vision

Dear Abby: I recently started dating again after ending a very difficult marriage. To say I am guarding my heart for fear of getting hurt would be an understatement. I have met someone I can see...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Women’s attraction to man complicated

Dear Abby: My friend “Lauren” and her husband separated for a few months last summer. During the separation, she had a short fling with my friend “Zack,” whom she met at my house. Lauren decided...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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