Is long-distance dater missing out?

DEAR ABBY: I am a 17-year-old girl who has been in a long-distance relationship for two years. We’re still in high school and actively involved in sports and extracurricular activities. During the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Business trip raises questions

DEAR ABBY: I’m worried for my son. He’s going on his first business trip in January – to Japan. He doesn’t drink alcohol. (He’s not an alcoholic; it’s his personal choice.) His bosses, who do...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Opposing views could doom couple

DEAR ABBY: I am a Christian who is passionate and vocal about being an ally to the LGBTQ community. I have close family members and friends who are part of that community, so I never waiver in my...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad wants slacker gamer son out of the house

DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old son does not want to work and spends all his time playing video games. He’s obsessed with them. He disrespects my house – and me – by not cleaning his room. I don’t...

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

Politics ruining a friendship

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who constantly talks about all the negative politics going on today. I’m sick of hearing it. It’s not because I don’t care or disagree, but it has become the topic of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad’s new love news to daughter

DEAR ABBY: My father began dating four years after my mother passed away from a terrible bout with cancer. He and I have always been close; in fact, I have always considered him to be one of my...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grandmother waiting for thank yous

DEAR ABBY: It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers. My two teenage grandchildren have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New employee want gastric surgery kept secret

DEAR ABBY: I had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) five months ago. I left my previous job because the way I was treated by my employer and co-workers changed drastically after my procedure. I...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Best friends are drifting apart

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year, I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, “Amelia.” We did...

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

Stepmom discovers son’s secret

DEAR ABBY: My stepson “Arnold” recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I’d use. Inside was a journal entry he had made last year about someone he loved. The...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Overbearing dad aggravating son

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I’m currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house. I believe...

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

Teacher weighs reaching out to former student behind bars

DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, I taught a boy I’ll call Brandon in my first-grade class. I was very fond of him, and we had a strong connection. I knew Brandon had a tough home life and did my best...

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

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