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

Man feels late to the dating game

DEAR ABBY: At what point does a man finally give up hope of finding a mate and accept that he may end up alone? I’m 29. I never had a chance to date in high school. My family farms, and when I...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man endlessly puts off marriage

DEAR ABBY: I’m 28 and have been dating my boyfriend, “Spencer,” for 2½ years. We have talked a lot about getting married. We know where we want it to be, who will be in our wedding party and what...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman seeks to manage anger

DEAR ABBY: I am 28 and I’m disgusted with myself about how I talk to my mother when I’m stressed out. I know it’s not her. It’s me. My other issue is road rage. When I’m behind the wheel and the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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