Addict frustrated by accusations from parents

DEAR ABBY: I am a recovering drug addict. I have slipped, as many do, but I have been clean for four years now. The problem is my family. If I look tired, trip over my own two feet or just don’t...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple defines meaning of family differently

DEAR ABBY: I have been married five years and have two children under 3. I grew up in a large Italian-American family; my husband did not. He doesn’t understand the closeness I have with my...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Christian teen hesitates joining gay-straight alliance

DEAR ABBY: I’m 14, starting my freshman year in high school and, of course, will be joining lots of clubs to prepare for college. My best friend is gay, and when I asked her if she wanted to...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man doubts self after being cheated on

DEAR ABBY: I have been in two relationships. The first was with a girl a couple of years older than I am. We were together for several years before she was unfaithful and dumped me. I was crushed....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Pregnant girlfriend wants marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I am pregnant with twins, and we already have a son together. His daughter lives with us as well. With this pregnancy coming to term, I...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mother continues affair with married man

DEAR ABBY: My mother is dating a married man, not for the first time. I love her, but I don’t think what she’s doing is right. This affair has been going on for years. I tried broaching the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents disapprove of interracial couple

DEAR ABBY: I am in an interracial relationship with a guy whose parents don’t support us because I am of a different race and culture. Our countries of origin were antagonistic in the past. When...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband quits smoking, keeps drinking

DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great guy. We’ve been together 27 years, so I know him well. He recently stopped smoking after 30 years of nicotine addiction. He did it cold turkey, and he’s been...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Old timer wants to share life stories

DEAR ABBY: I’m 91. I have outlived many of my longtime friends. In my address book I counted 22 pals whose names I have crossed out after they died. These were people we danced, dined and traveled...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Rivalry upsets happy future

DEAR ABBY: I had a baby girl with my longtime best friend, “Adam.” “April” is now 3 weeks old. I thought everything would be fine as co-parents because, even though we’re not together, we get...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Spouse can’t fix mother-in-law situation

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I met four years ago, have been married for two and I still haven’t met her mother. My mother-in-law, a homophobic, self-proclaimed “evangelist prophet,” refuses to...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman has frightening dates

DEAR ABBY: I’m worried about a close friend I have known for about 10 years. She’s well-educated, independent and family-oriented. She has been online dating for quite a while and continually...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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