Dear Abby

Father’s marriage mystery to son

DEAR ABBY: My elderly father remarried after my mother died two years ago. He married an acquaintance who is 30 years younger at the courthouse with no friends or family in attendance. He told...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman asks about social niceties

DEAR ABBY: Is there a polite way to refuse giving store clerks personal information? It seems like every time I shop, the clerks demand email, phone number, even my date of birth, and they get...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Past abuse hinders new marriage

DEAR ABBY: I’m 42 years old and in my second marriage. My first husband was very abusive. My second loves me, respects me, defends me and has brought out the best in me. But I don’t feel like I do...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man tired of hoping for romance

DEAR ABBY: I have been communicating with this girl I work with who is currently seeing a guy she’s been with for four years. We have a strong connection and physical attraction, and we have both...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife labeled lazy by husband

DEAR ABBY: “Ron” and I have been married 20 years and have two children. Recently, he called me a “freeloader” and described my parenting as lazy. It’s not the first time I’ve heard it from him. ...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family secret surprises new wife

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for a few months and are expecting our first child. His father passed away about a year ago. His parents had been married 33 years when he died. A...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman hesitates to leave mother

DEAR ABBY: I am an only child who has lived at home all her life – 44 years. My father recently passed away, so now it is just Mom and me. She has become extremely clingy. She is jealous of my...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ex-wife treats man like friend

DEAR ABBY: My ex-wife and I were married for 29 years. Then she had an affair with a co-worker’s husband. Now that we’re divorced, she thinks we should be the best of friends! If she has car,...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman surprised by DNA test

DEAR ABBY: I’m hoping you can give me some guidance, as I am a huge fan and read your column regularly. I am a 32-year-old woman whose mother and grandmother told me about our proud Native...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen caretaker gets no adult respect

DEAR ABBY: I’m 18. I started helping to take care of children at the age of 2. I have taken care of them alone since I was 7. Yet every time older people talk about child care, I am rudely...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Miscarriage leaves woman speechless

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law, a mother of four, just had a miscarriage at five months. I have no idea what to say to her or my nieces and nephews. “Sorry” doesn’t seem to suffice. Her 6-year-old...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife longs for life away from house

DEAR ABBY: My husband, Tom, and I have three kids: One is in college, the next is in grade school and the youngest is a baby. I’m a full-time medical student, and he’s a professional athlete. ...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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