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

Politics puts abrupt end to friendship

Dear Abby: In the last presidential election, I had a friend who voted differently than I did. We didn’t try to persuade each other to vote “our” way, but I did share on social media some opinions...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend lamb at home, lion in public

Dear Abby: My boyfriend is incredibly sweet and kind to me, but he’s often mean to strangers and can be very aggressive and angry. Some examples: I’m moving in with him, and we are giving a lot of...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom acts against daughter’s boyfriend

Dear Abby: I am 26. My mom recently got my boyfriend sent to jail. We met six months ago. After a month, he started verbally abusing me, which progressed to physical abuse. Each time, I was sure I...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Behavior more than woman can take

Dear Abby: I cannot stand my husband’s sister. She thinks way too much of herself. She “had” to get married to a foreigner (who never works), and her three grown sons still live at home and don’t...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Curiosity about teen love nags woman

Dear Abby: I’ve only had one boyfriend. For most of my childhood, he was my best friend. When we were 14, I got scared we might fight, break up and never forgive each other, so I told him I wanted...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Life changes after man reveals secret

Dear Abby: I am a woman in my 30s working two jobs to make ends meet after a divorce. A few months ago, I met a nice gentleman who has been understanding about my situation and crazy hours, and we...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Time takes toll on husband’s interest

Dear Abby: I have been with my husband for 20 years. I’m 43, and he’s 63. Our sex life has died. He is no longer attracted to me, and he has let me know it. His love is physical, not emotional....

DATE: April 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family dog gets more attention than man in loveless marriage

Dear Abby: This isn’t a dog question but a romance one. I think my wife would rather I sleep on the dog bed and the dog sleep with her. Every morning she quietly slides out of bed to pet the dog...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband fathers child during separation

Dear Abby: My husband and I separated last year and reconciled several months later. When we decided to get back together, he broke it off with his girlfriend. A month later, she contacted him to...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friends in time of need pull away after mom sobers up

Dear Abby: I am a single mother of two young children. I decided to have gastric bypass surgery several years ago. Nine months after the procedure, I began drinking alcohol. The drinking became...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband pulls about-face on adoption

Dear Abby: When I first started dating my boyfriend seven years ago, I told him that I wanted to someday adopt a child. He said he would like his own children first, but adoption would be “cool.” ...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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