Mom wants strings on hand-me-downs

DEAR ABBY: I come from a large family. We are not wealthy but always loved dressing our children up for holidays. Because the outfits were expensive, as our children outgrew them, we passed them...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man gets angry at wife’s hurt feelings

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for two years, and my husband has three grown children. He was recently planning a getaway with the youngest and included me in the plans. I didn’t want to interfere...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wedding forces difficult decision on maid of honor

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is getting married next year and I am supposed to be the maid of honor. I am Jewish, and she scheduled her wedding on the first day of Passover. This also means her...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom needs help in puberty conversation

DEAR ABBY: I’m a mother of three beautiful little girls. I’m nervous about having to talk with my oldest about puberty and sex. She’s turning 10, and I know I need to start explaining certain...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Talkative woman struck speechless

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I went on a trip with his brother and his wife recently. Three days into the trip, while we were having dinner at a restaurant, my sister-in-law yelled at me, “Shut up!...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Neighbors have difficult conversation

DEAR ABBY: I live in a 55-plus community. I was 49 when we moved here. We have lost 49 neighbors during the past five years. Others are in nursing homes. While walking my dog yesterday, a...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sisters’ lifelong rivalry escalates into silence

DEAR ABBY: Our daughters aren’t speaking. One says she really doesn’t “like” the other. These are mature women who have had their differences throughout their lives. But they have tolerated each...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Twins disagree to go separate ways

DEAR ABBY: My twin sister and I are juniors in high school and starting to plan to apply to colleges. It has always been assumed that we would go to the same college and be roommates. My sister...

DATE: July 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bluesman’s wife feels no love after festival incident

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Ray,” and I have been together for 10 years and, like most couples, we have had our ups and downs. Ray is a professional musician, so a lot of my time is spent supporting...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man faces choosing between job and his dream lifestyle

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 47-year-old man. I live alone in a small city in New York. I have a good job. I have been with the company for years and my bosses take good care of me. However, I want to live a...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Widow reconsiders romantic overture from an old friend

DEAR ABBY: This is something I can’t talk about in my grief support group. I’m a 70-year-old widow. I lost my dear husband of 35 years 17 months ago. I always was more sexual than he was. Since...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family cycle of abuse is legacy of sexual predator

DEAR ABBY: I recently moved to Texas and met my teenage niece for the first time. After I got there I learned she had been molested by her mother’s father at the age of 3. He had also molested her...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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