Teen-dad relationship gets uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY: My dad has never really been in the picture. He just pops back in and out whenever he wishes and leaves when things get too hard. He has never had a job or a home since he walked out on...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friends add to woman’s grief

DEAR ABBY: I’m a retired woman living in a condo complex that houses mostly seniors. During the eight years I have lived here, I’ve always participated in several monthly social events, and have...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter cries over visiting parents

DEAR ABBY: My parents live a simple life, enjoying their days as retirees. They invite me to join them for special occasions at their house (my childhood home) and although the house is organized...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Racy photo no longer laughing matter

DEAR ABBY: I don’t like my stepsister, and when she stays with us, I’m forced to share a room with her. The last time she was here I got so mad at her I pretended to send a text message on my cell...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man reconsiders life after friend’s death

DEAR ABBY: A lifelong friend of mine has died unexpectedly. Because he was my age, this brought up issues of my own mortality. We’d had our ups and downs over 25 years, but he moved cross-country...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family abuse should remain hidden

DEAR ABBY: As a child, I suffered a lot of abuse from my parents until I finally, at 13, opened up to a teacher. I was removed from my house and spent the remainder of my youth in various foster...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend’s husband, kids unwanted on vacation

DEAR ABBY: “Charlotte” and I have been friends for 16 years, ever since we met in college. She lives several states away, so we see each other only once a year when she and her family come to town...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman unsure about forgiving friend

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, someone I thought was my best friend betrayed me. I had developed a relationship with a married mutual friend. My best friend felt it was her “right and duty” to out us...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Video games threaten relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am tired of taking a backseat to my boyfriend’s video game addiction. He comes home from work, sits on the couch and gets lost in his video games. It has gotten to the point where he...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Widow struggles to start dating

DEAR ABBY: I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering. It had been a mentally and physically abusive marriage for 30 years. We were complete...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grandson asks about dating

DEAR ABBY: I have guardianship of my 12-year-old grandson. He has recently fallen head over heels for a girl in his class and wants to date her. I am out of touch with the younger generation, and...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family dismisses special diet

DEAR ABBY: I am a diagnosed narcoleptic. Medication helps with the symptoms, but not entirely. I looked into alternative options and found a fantastic diet. I recently went on it with amazing...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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