Teen’s behavior draws strong words from concerned readers

DEAR ABBY: Regarding “Needs a Playmate” (Feb. 15), I agreed with your advice to 7-year-old “Jessie’s” mom to make it clear that what happened was not her daughter’s fault, and that “Jason” was in...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen tells mom to stay away during his band performances

DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old son will be entering 10th grade. He has been a member of the school band since sixth grade. After performing in last year’s Christmas parade, a group of the students went...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sweethearts struggling with a 30-year age gap

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my late 20s and have a male companion who is 30-plus years older than I am. We were together for a while, then stopped so we could both try to find someone closer to our ages....

DATE: June 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s old tryst with wife’s yoga teacher causes strain

DEAR ABBY: My wife recently started a new yoga class she really likes. But I made the mistake of telling her that the instructor and I had dated briefly (had sex) when we were around 15. I am 50...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Early playtime leaves retired neighbor tossing and turning

DEAR ABBY: We have owned our house for 31 years and raised our kids here. They are grown now and have moved out. Several families across the street have come and gone. The most recent owners...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family visiting for graduation brings grandma with dementia

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband is coming to our small town to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. He is bringing along his parents. I’m happy they are coming to show love and support for our daughter;...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Cross-dresser schemes behind his disapproving wife’s back

DEAR ABBY: I’m a married, heterosexual male. My wife found out a year ago that I have been cross-dressing, and she’s not OK with it. She told me not to do it anymore. I love my wife and I don’t...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman is ready to start new life after abusive marriage

DEAR ABBY: I am 55 now. Between the ages of 18 and 26, I was married four times to three different men. I was stupid. I had no direction in life and thought marriage was the answer. At 27, I went...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mistress stops believing man will leave

DEAR ABBY: I am a 24-year-old professional woman who has been having an affair with a married man for three years. We have great chemistry, a passionate sex life, endless laughs and give each...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man gets needed health care in a marriage of convenience

DEAR ABBY: I’m in a second marriage, which was only for the benefit of insurance so my husband could get insurance through my employer’s plan. We were together for many years before getting...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom dotes on new boyfriend at the expense of her kids

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Rita,” and I separated a year ago. Our divorce is pending. The man she’s seeing, whom I believe she was cheating with before we split, has a violent criminal past. He has...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man decries rampant false advertising on dating sites

DEAR ABBY: I was divorced three years ago, and recently went on some dating sites to find a possible companion. All the women I met had posted photos that looked nothing like them. It was...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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