Mother hasn’t told husband he’s not the father

DEAR ABBY: I am a mother of three and happily married to my kids’ father. I am now seven months pregnant with my fourth baby, but this child is not my husband’s. My husband is a loving man and a...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Young woman falls for new man during boyfriend’s deployment

DEAR ABBY: I met my boyfriend, “Matt,” when I was a sophomore in high school. We started dating when I was a senior. By then, he was already active-duty military. We weren’t serious at the time...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

In-laws refuse to attend party away from home

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 26 years. We have a daughter, 25, who recently graduated from college. We will have a small gathering of close friends and family to celebrate. ...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Adopted brother unaware of his origin

DEAR ABBY: My brother was adopted at birth through an agency, but he was never told. He’s in his mid-50s now. We have no other siblings. Our parents never felt my brother was emotionally strong...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman still getting over breakup after two years

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, my boyfriend broke up with me by sending me a note. We had been together for 14 years. His boss had introduced him to a twice-divorced woman with three kids. What really...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parkinson’s patient uneasy about diagnosis

SHARING NEWS OF DIAGNOSIS IS DIFFICULT FOR PARKINSON’S PATIENT DEAR ABBY: I’m an active, 60-something wife, mother and grandmother who was recently diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease....

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom wants to trust recovering addict ex

DEAR ABBY: My ex is a recovering drug addict. We have a two-year-old son together. I realized he was using drugs when I was seven months pregnant and all our money was gone. I stayed with him...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son wants family to know transgender fiancée

DEAR ABBY: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met “Emma.” After a few months, I realized I was in love with her, and last year we became engaged. I took her to meet my...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Readers react to usher’s ‘proposals’

DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” on April 22, whose nine-year-old daughter has been getting “proposals of marriage” from a church usher in his 70s. An old man at...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Memories of dog bites cause want for pet-free life

DEAR ABBY: I’m not a dog person. I’m not even an animal person. I am, however, surrounded by dog owners: my family, my husband’s family, my neighbors. Back in middle school, I was bitten several...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Food comments ruin dining experience

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, “Charlene,” whom I met through a local charity organization. We have many things in common, including the fact that we’re both retired, and we enjoy each other’s...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen fears he will ruin chance with longtime crush

DEAR ABBY: I understand that a 15-year-old guy writing for relationship advice is shameful and that I’m probably better off not worrying about relationships in the first place, but I’m still going...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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