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

New husband wants second wife

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for seven months, and my husband wants a second wife, something I do not agree with. He says he likes helping people and has decided he wants a former lover to be a...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman revisits past assault

DEAR ABBY: Years ago, my husband and I hosted a St. Patrick’s Day party in our apartment. There was a lot of drinking going on. I had to work early the next morning, so I went to bed while the...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband’s work life upsets wife

DEAR ABBY: I have been married two years, but my husband and I have been together for more than 10. We have a 3-year-old daughter who has needed a few extra doctor appointments and therapy. My...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wedding set for woman’s birthday

DEAR ABBY: I’m struggling because my stepson has chosen to get married on my birthday. I have been his stepmother for 18 years. It feels like a punch in the chest. My in-law family members are...

DATE: March 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New resident spreads rumors

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I live in a beach-front condominium complex with a population of mostly retired people who are friendly and active. Last year, a divorced woman moved in and was welcomed...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ex complicates work romance

DEAR ABBY: I have a crush on a guy I work with. I’m 19, and he’s 26. He has a kid, which actually doesn’t bother me. I love kids and have taken care of them most of my life. My problem is he has...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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