Dear Abby

Daughter struggles with divorce

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and my parents are getting a divorce. It is really hard. They put me in the middle a lot in their arguments, like I’m a counselor. I have told them repeatedly I don’t like it,...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wants to end friendship

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who brags nonstop about her boyfriend, her job, her new car, etc. She only comes out of the woodwork every so often to text me things like, “Roy just got a $13 raise at...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Widow gets emotional over fake flower

DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law died a month ago and was cremated by the local affiliate of a prominent funeral home. To make it easier for my sister, I accompanied her to the mortuary to pick up her...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Difficult birth haunts mom

DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It was a difficult pregnancy and delivery due to a medical condition my daughter was diagnosed with in the womb. The doctors let...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Romance returns with same red flags

DEAR ABBY: I have rekindled a romance from my youth. “Jerry” and I were engaged to be married 47 years ago, but I felt he was too worldly and fast for me, so I broke off the engagement. I later...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen cancer survivor struggles with dating

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is 17. When she was 1, she had leukemia. The treatments have left her with chronic pain as well as some disabilities that she deals with. She’s now a senior in high...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman’s mood swings are out of control

DEAR ABBY: I read your letters every chance I get. They remind me that I’m not the only one with problems, but sometimes I just feel so empty. I have random bouts where anything can send me into...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man must choose: Wife or mistress?

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful children. I recently found out that for the last two years, he has been having an affair, and his mistress is now...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Shared misery enables friendship

DEAR ABBY: I lost my husband of 45 years three years ago. My longtime friend, “Grace,” was very supportive and included me in family dinners and outings so I wouldn’t be alone. A year ago, I moved...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend flirts with other women

DEAR ABBY: I have the sweetest boyfriend I’ll call “Earl.” He’s 58. I’m a widow and have been with him for two years. Earl loves me, helps me and goes out with me wherever I want to go. One...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen wants way out of gang

DEAR ABBY: I am 19, and I have been smoking and drinking – a lot – ever since I was 14. I also sneak out and go to parties and hang out with a gang I’m in. We get into a lot of fights. I know I...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man can’t let go of marriage

DEAR ABBY: I was divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife, “Annie,” and I were married almost seven years and had what I thought was a great relationship. Then we bit off more than we could chew...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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