Dear Abby

Abuse increases in marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have been married 14 years and have two children. The first three years of marriage were great. We both cared for and respected each other. As our children grew older and our jobs...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman hides past addiction

DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who has finally met a kind, decent man after many abusive relationships. I honor our bond and have been open about my past, which has been colorful, to say the...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Disabled wife tired of messy man

DEAR ABBY: I’m a disabled middle-aged woman, married for 15 years. From the beginning, there was never much passion between my husband and me, but we’re friends. I’m now becoming less able to go...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man uses security cameras to spy

DEAR ABBY: I’m a stay-at-home mom with three children – all in school. We recently had security cameras installed around our house. However, my husband has taken to using them to monitor...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man searches for past lover

DEAR ABBY: This is the 37th anniversary of when I met and fell in love with a beautiful young woman in Iowa. We were together less than a year before she decided to pursue her dreams in...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son angry about wedding gift

DEAR ABBY: I was working out of town in a position that paid a good salary. When my adult son proposed to his girlfriend, I told him I would try and give him $10,000 for the wedding. Well, things...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Poem reminds about guest towels

DEAR ABBY: I’m frustrated that guests in my home almost never use the guest towels I’ve put out for them in the bathroom. Why do they do this? I remember a little poem in your column that...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Coworker mimics woman’s style

DEAR ABBY: I have been trying to get healthy for years and recently lost a lot of weight. Every job I have, I work with grossly obese women. At my present job, one of them keeps coming to work...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents catch teens drinking

DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old daughter, “Jenny,” went to a sleepover with her two best friends from school last Friday, “Penny” and “Ginger.” Penny’s parents went out and left the girls alone. They...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter feels guilt about mother

DEAR ABBY: My 92-year-old mother lives alone, still drives and manages by herself with a feral cat she took in. She’s dealing with heart failure, but doing well on her medication. I am 70, an only...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Married dad is texting women

DEAR ABBY: My 14-year-old daughter caught her father, my husband, emailing and texting other women. He has been doing it for months. He says he went on dating sites because he was unhappy in our...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Signs of abuse list reprinted

DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter is getting married in seven months and I’m worried for her. I see many red flags she’s ignoring. Because I’m old, I don’t think she will believe me. You have printed...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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