Living choice causes family rift

DEAR ABBY: How old does a child have to be before she is able to choose a relative to live with? I’m the one my granddaughter wants to stay with. Her home life is in turmoil because of her...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Car from son becomes burden

DEAR ABBY: My son bought me a car in 2012. I had no idea he was doing it. He traded my car in for this newer car. During the last five years this “gift” has been nothing but a sore spot. If I...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife wants to date others

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 72-year-old married woman. My husband has atypical Parkinson’s and can no longer talk or walk. I exercise six days a week, but I need someone to talk to, to share life with. I...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Father’s wife suffering depression

DEAR ABBY: My wife gave birth to our twin girls almost a year ago, and for the most part, things have been great. They are happy and healthy, but I’m not sure how happy my wife is. I’m afraid she...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gender opinions split family

DEAR ABBY: Our daughter, “Joan,” and her husband, “Frank,” have been married 19 years. Their only child will be 4 next month. A year and a half ago, Frank came out as a transgender female. Joan is...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman gets used to not cooking

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 64-year-old woman, divorced for 27 years. A nice guy I’ll call “Ronnie” has taken me out to lunch and dinner several times. He really likes me and I really like him, but I’m...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Second wedding confuses plans

DEAR ABBY: My younger sister is planning a destination wedding this summer. Recently she had a courthouse wedding for health insurance purposes because she’s going back to school full-time. I am...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Pregnant woman fears job loss

DEAR ABBY: A few months ago, I informed my bosses I was pregnant. Within a week, they were trying to fire me and blame it on other things at work that made no sense and hadn’t been issues before....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Graduate strays from family

GRADUATE LONGS TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM FAMILY STRIFE DEAR ABBY: I’m an 18-year-old guy who’s having troubles regarding my family. My parents are divorced, and I moved out of my mom’s house after...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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

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