Mom drags feet pursuing romance

DEAR ABBY: My dad died when I was young. He and Mom had a beautiful marriage. Mom was in a long relationship after his death and has been single for three years now. She has been spending lots of...

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

Mix-up causes invitation confusion

DEAR ABBY: I recently received an online invitation to a New Year’s Eve party at the home of a dear cousin. Having not heard from her in a while, I decided to call her to express our delight at...

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

Quilt may bring back sad memories

DEAR ABBY: Several years ago, my daughter got pregnant. She and her husband were overjoyed, as was I. Being a quilter, I immediately made a baby play quilt. However, before I could send it, she...

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

Sparks fail to fly for single mother

DEAR ABBY: I have a close friend who is in her mid-30s. She’s a wonderful, divorced, hardworking Christian mother of four who has finally ventured back to the dating scene. She’s currently seeing...

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

Affair earns sister’s disapproval

DEAR ABBY: My sister has been having an affair with a married man. When I asked if he was going to leave his wife, she said no, and it was fine with her. She claims his wife is fat and that they...

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

Peace Corps plan gets thumbs down

DEAR ABBY: Our 23-year-old daughter, “Alexa,” has a wonderful, well-paying corporate job with good benefits and a flexible schedule. She has low expenses, no debt and banks a respectable amount of...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man deploys new rules in marriage

DEAR ABBY: My husband of 10 years is in the process of retiring from the military and is now re-evaluating “procedures” and “policies” of everything – including our marriage. I’m trying to respect...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Drunk driver’s wife has warning

DEAR ABBY: Many wives write you about problems with their husbands who drink too much. If they live in a community property state, there’s something important they need to know. If the husband...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Transgender man hasn’t told parents

DEAR ABBY: I’m a transgender male who has grown up in an area where many people discourage such things. They view what I am as a sin and me as a sinful, satanic child. My parents are against...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Divorcing mom grateful for new friend

DEAR ABBY: A year ago my 13-year marriage fell apart. My husband, “Rick,” will be spending the next six years in prison. I am 32 and have two boys, ages 13 and 15. The last year has been pretty...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Normal life eludes victim of abuse

DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who is a sexual abuse survivor. This has consumed every aspect of my life. It started when I was around 2, I believe, and was a daily occurrence until I was 14....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents cancel holiday dinners

DEAR ABBY: The holiday season is here, with the traditional family dinner get-togethers. Our problem is, our two children (ages 27 and 29) don’t like each other and rarely have contact during the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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