Mom uses baby talk with adults

DEAR ABBY: I’m 32 and have been dating my boyfriend, “Jerome,” for five years. We both have successful careers and lives of our own. However, when we visit his family who live in the area, I’m...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

When can people leave dinner table?

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a disagreement about when a person should be allowed to get up from the table. We have an 8-month-old son whom we both want to grow up to have good manners. We know...

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

Step-mom fights about flannel

DEAR ABBY: I am 17 and my sister, “Cheryl,” is 16. She likes wearing flannel shirts, black leggings or jeans everywhere, especially to school, because they are comfortable. Sometimes she even...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple argues about privacy

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 25 years. I was 19 and he was 28. Among a number of things we disagree about, there’s the notion that he feels I should have zero privacy. If he finds...

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

Guests disrespect mountain cottage

DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I bought a beautiful little cottage in the North Carolina mountains as a second home. I feel very lucky to be able to afford such a luxury and have always been generous,...

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

Bedroom talk becomes graphic

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 25 years and have three adult children who no longer live with us. We are religious and belong to a conservative church. We have a satisfying sex life....

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Baby name reminder of tragedy

DEAR ABBY: I come from a small, close family. Last year, we suffered a devastating loss. My cousin and her two children were killed in a car accident. We have all been profoundly affected by this...

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

Friend seeks encouragement

DEAR ABBY: What do you say when a friend’s son has committed a horrific crime? Does one say, “I’m sorry” or “Call me,” or merely pat them on the shoulder and move on? Or, what? I know she is...

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

Family casts doubt on couple

DEAR ABBY: I am in my late 20s and dating a man in his mid-30s whom I am crazy about. We have been dating for a year and are starting to discuss marriage and children. He’s kind, hard-working,...

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

Daughter’s birth returns memories of abuse

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are proud parents of our first child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his childhood sexual abuse by his stepfather to resurface with...

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

Dad still doesn’t trust boyfriend

DEAR ABBY: I’m dating my grammar school and high school sweetheart, “Gary.” We’ve known each other since I was 6. (I’m 33 now.) In high school we dated for nine months and were in love, but he...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Job loss ends office affair

DEAR ABBY: Back in 2013, a co-worker, “Jamie,” and I fell in love. Both of us were married to other people, but everything felt perfect. It was a feeling I never had for anyone in my life before....

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

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