Boyfriend wears out his hosts during annual trips

DEAR ABBY: My best friend of 40 years and her boyfriend live several states away from my husband and me. Every winter, she and her friend expect to come to our home for a week. We simply can no...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bride-to-be plans walk down the aisle after dad’s death

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I are talking marriage soon, and I’m already stressing about who will walk me down the aisle. I always planned for it to be my dad, but he passed away a month ago....

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s wild stories cause her grandchildren distress

DEAR ABBY: My mother insists on telling my three youngest children that my husband is not their father. The oldest girl is the spitting image of him, and she’s upset about it. Mom also calls me...

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

Long-married couple wonders if being ‘swingers’ is for them

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for years. We married young, and I’m the only man she has been with. Although we seem to have a good sex life, she’s now saying she wants more. She wants...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom sees lonely life ahead for easily wounded daughter

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, “Roxanne,” married right out of high school. Eleven years later, she finally woke up and realized the man of her dreams was a deadbeat. She has now been divorced as long as...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

After remarriage, widow cuts contact with her stepfamily

DEAR ABBY: Our father died nine months after his diagnosis with cancer. Within six months of his funeral, our stepmother of 20-plus years had begun a new relationship. She sold her and Dad’s home...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man uses wife’s problems against her

DEAR ABBY: My husband tends to fight dirty, and I don’t know how much more I can take. If we argue about some issue between us, he’ll say something along the lines of, “This is why you have so...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man confesses to long-ago affair with best friend’s wife

DEAR ABBY: I found out a month ago that my wife and my best friend had a relationship 40 years ago when we were in our 20s. My friend hinted about it, so I asked him point blank and he confessed. ...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man afraid to be alone starts affairs with married women

DEAR ABBY: My son has taken it upon himself to get romantically involved with two different married women. He’s newly divorced after a long marriage and hates the idea of being alone. He says he...

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

Dance puts teen in awkward position

DEAR ABBY: Homecoming is next month, and we are not allowed to take outside dates. My girlfriend goes to a different school and doesn’t want me taking anyone else. My school is very small (only 60...

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

Accident ends couple’s plan to have children together

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years older than my boyfriend, “Spencer,” and have two kids from a previous marriage. Spencer and I have been living together for the past 10 years. I planned to have his...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom wants to shield kids from relative’s new lifestyle

DEAR ABBY: A close relative has started working in the adult industry. She now dresses provocatively, showing lots of skin. She has also covered much of her body with tattoos and adopted the...

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

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