Friend worried about depressed woman

Dear Abby: I have known “Charlotte” for 17 years. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding, and we talk and text regularly. I consider her one of my best friends. Charlotte has had a tough couple...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mailbox makes wife question finances

Dear Abby: I have been happily married for more than 40 years. Since my husband retired a couple of years ago, it has come to my attention that he has been getting mail at a separate private...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sons about to meet mom’s beau

Dear Abby: I am going through a nasty divorce. My sons, ages 4, 11 and 12, live with my husband, 1,000 miles away. They will be with me for summer vacation. This will be the longest stay they will...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Connection to former in-laws fades

Dear Abby: I was married to my first husband for 13 years and was very close to his family. His parents and sister were like my own. We ended up divorcing, and it was an extremely painful...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son gone but leaving clothes behind

Dear Abby: My husband and I are seniors who look forward to visits from our adult children. The problem is our oldest son. He visits every few months and leaves belongings behind. He uses our...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gay wife resolves to end her marriage

Dear Abby: I’m married to a man 21 years my senior. “Joe” and I have been married six years. I have recently realized I’m gay and have fallen in love with another woman. Although Joe isn’t...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Former stepdad seeks more contact

Dear Abby: I am in my mid-20s, and a few years ago, my mother divorced my stepfather. They were married for 17 years, and I grew up with him in the house for most of my life. After my sister was...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Affair that led to a long marriage remains a secret

Dear Abby: Many years ago, I had an affair with a married man. We eventually married and have had a long, happy life together. It was love at first sight for me. Both of us had children with our...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Acupuncturist stuck with bill twice

Dear Abby: I am a licensed acupuncturist. One of my patients (also male) asked me to dinner, and since he seemed like a decent guy, I decided to go. After we finished and the $60 bill arrived, he...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Trip loses luster when friends grow apart

Dear Abby: A close friend and I usually take a girls’ trip once a year – a long weekend at the same place. We drive there because it’s close to where we live. She has asked me again this year...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl’s severe allergies cause strain with animal-loving aunt

Dear Abby: My 8-year-old daughter is seriously allergic to most animals, including cats and dogs. Even a little fur sets her off. She was recently sent home from school sick after she had borrowed...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife discovers trail left by adulterer

Dear Abby: My husband went to his 45th class reunion a state away and hooked up with a classmate. Over the next few months it went from talking and texting to her sending him nude pictures of...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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