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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

Step-mom fights about flannel

DEAR ABBY: I am 17 and my sister, “Cheryl,” is 16. She likes wearing flannel shirts, black leggings or jeans everywhere, especially to school, because they are comfortable. Sometimes she even...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple argues about privacy

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 25 years. I was 19 and he was 28. Among a number of things we disagree about, there’s the notion that he feels I should have zero privacy. If he finds...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Guests disrespect mountain cottage

DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I bought a beautiful little cottage in the North Carolina mountains as a second home. I feel very lucky to be able to afford such a luxury and have always been generous,...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bedroom talk becomes graphic

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 25 years and have three adult children who no longer live with us. We are religious and belong to a conservative church. We have a satisfying sex life....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Baby name reminder of tragedy

DEAR ABBY: I come from a small, close family. Last year, we suffered a devastating loss. My cousin and her two children were killed in a car accident. We have all been profoundly affected by this...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend seeks encouragement

DEAR ABBY: What do you say when a friend’s son has committed a horrific crime? Does one say, “I’m sorry” or “Call me,” or merely pat them on the shoulder and move on? Or, what? I know she is...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family casts doubt on couple

DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 20s and dating a man in his mid-30s whom I am crazy about. We have been dating for a year and are starting to discuss marriage and children. He’s kind, hard-working,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter’s birth returns memories of abuse

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are proud parents of our first child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his childhood sexual abuse by his stepfather to resurface with...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad still doesn’t trust boyfriend

DEAR ABBY: I’m dating my grammar school and high school sweetheart, “Gary.” We’ve known each other since I was 6. (I’m 33 now.) In high school we dated for nine months and were in love, but he...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Job loss ends office affair

DEAR ABBY: Back in 2013, a co-worker, “Jamie,” and I fell in love. Both of us were married to other people, but everything felt perfect. It was a feeling I never had for anyone in my life before....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend does not want sex

DEAR ABBY: I’m 22, and my boyfriend wants sex, but I absolutely do not. I don’t feel sexual desire – not at all. I’m asexual, but he refuses to believe me and insists my “past relations have...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Texts from mom raise concern

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating “James” for almost a year. Things have been rough for him recently. His depression has led to school attendance issues, but we got through it. The problem is James’...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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