Dear Abby

Baked beans recipe wins smiles

Dear Abby: I love your column. Some years ago, you printed a recipe for baked beans. I believe they were called St. James’ Baked Beans. I have lost my copy. I would get lots of compliments about...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Question leaves mom speechless

Dear Abby: My daughter unexpectedly died very recently. A “friend” called today asking how I was doing (quarantine, food, pet food, etc.). Then she asked me the most unnerving question: “Do you...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Reconnecting makes divorcee giddy

Dear Abby: I just divorced my husband. We were together for 13 years. The last three weren’t great. After my divorce – which was grueling – I reconnected with my son’s father, and we are in love....

DATE: May 5, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Bride won’t walk down aisle with dad

Dear Abby: For some reason, my father hates my fiancé to the point where, when I stayed with my fiancé for one day, Dad wouldn’t allow me to come home. Dad said many nasty things after eventually...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

History of addiction clouds future

Dear Abby: My fiancée has two daughters (14 and 11) from a previous marriage. Their dad, “Brett,” was just arrested for his fourth DUI, the second within a year. The girls don’t trust him anymore,...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Niece discovers why uncle is in prison

Dear Abby: I cannot believe it – my parents tricked me into comforting a child molester. When I was young, my uncle “Dave” went to prison. My family told it like this: “Dave had an affair with a...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Moving near family forces a choice

Dear Abby: My wife and I have a dilemma we don’t know how to handle. We both recently retired. Our sons (both married with children) live in other states. Because my wife and I no longer have...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wonders where’s the divorce

Dear Abby: I am a 39-year-old woman, recently separated. I have been seeing a 45-year-old man who is also separated, but not divorced, from his wife. We have been a couple for about a year. I...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Injury alters friend’s personality

Dear Abby: “Stella” and I have been close friends for 25 years. Two years ago, she was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She has since recovered and returned to work. ...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grad seeks ways to boost vocabulary

Dear Abby: I am a 26-year-old college graduate. I immigrated here in 2001, so English is my second language. I have no accent, and I have been doing well in my life overall, except I score low on...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman keeps neighbor up at night

Dear Abby: I live in a densely populated luxury high-rise apartment building in a busy downtown neighborhood that has a diverse mix of residents. I have lived here for four years and have never...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Beau feels like the odd man out

Dear Abby: I have been divorced for three years. I have been dating a woman, “Stephanie,” whom I love and believe can be my next wife. We talk about marriage and have been very good for each...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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