Dear Abby

Friend fears woman addicted to meth

Dear Abby: The 22-year-old daughter of close friends of ours has been living in a van during the pandemic. Her parents, my husband and I heard her on her cellphone talking about a party where her...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Late-night smoking irks neighbors

Dear Abby: My family and I bought a house in a nice, quiet, safe neighborhood three years ago. What we didn’t know before moving in was that our next-door neighbor sometimes smokes cigarettes. ...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

‘Perfect’ guy becomes abusive at home

Dear Abby: I have been with “Dylan” for three years, engaged for two. I have a lot of insecurities about it. We met after my husband’s death. Dylan was the perfect guy at first. Looking back, I...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Togetherness tries man’s patience

Dear Abby: Since the coronavirus lockdown began, my wife and I have been cooped up together all day, every day. Though we have lived together for 35 years, she’s now discovering that I “don’t cook...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad wants death kept secret from kids

Dear Abby: My husband’s nephew died last week. He was only 26, and it was a complete shock. No one knew he was using drugs. My husband is attending the funeral and will be gone for four days. We...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Research exposes old murder charges

Dear Abby: While researching my family, I discovered that my now-elderly mother was charged with the murder of a toddler 40 years ago, before I was born. She was never convicted and never...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man threatened by wife’s talks with ex

Dear Abby: My husband, “Daryl,” gets furious every time I talk to my ex, my two oldest kids’ father. The only thing we discuss is my kids’ issues, but Daryl loses it completely. He starts calling...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend wants to break up with partner

Dear Abby: Years ago, I met a man through golf, and we developed a casual friendship. I lost track of him for a few years, but when I heard his wife was being treated for cancer, I offered my...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man uses gas money to buy tattoo

Dear Abby: My family just came back from a relative’s after a weekend visit. The occasion was a birthday party, and he had a tattoo artist come over. My boyfriend – the father of our 14- and...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife resents man’s constant demands

Dear Abby: I feel uncomfortable receiving gifts, and I find it hard to meet my husband’s requests for constant gifts, especially when I feel I already give so much. He constantly asks me to buy...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Warring kids ruining relationship

Dear Abby: I got married to a wonderful guy 14 years ago, but after a year of marriage, our children (his 10-year-old and my 12- and 13-year-olds) couldn’t stand one another and caused a lot of...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Transgender playmate poses challenge

Dear Abby: My 7-year-old granddaughter, “Leyla,” has a playmate who is a transgender girl. My fear is that she may find out the truth and feel betrayed by her playmate as well as me. Should I...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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