Boyfriend flirts with other women

DEAR ABBY: I have the sweetest boyfriend I’ll call “Earl.” He’s 58. I’m a widow and have been with him for two years. Earl loves me, helps me and goes out with me wherever I want to go. One...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen wants way out of gang

DEAR ABBY: I am 19, and I have been smoking and drinking – a lot – ever since I was 14. I also sneak out and go to parties and hang out with a gang I’m in. We get into a lot of fights. I know I...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man can’t let go of marriage

DEAR ABBY: I was divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife, “Annie,” and I were married almost seven years and had what I thought was a great relationship. Then we bit off more than we could chew...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter sees mom’s bleak future

DEAR ABBY: My mother is a narcissist and a user. She has never held down a job and blames everyone else. We rarely get along for more than 15 minutes at a time. I used to blame myself, but have...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter annoyed by bedroom noises

DEAR ABBY: I’m 54. My 28-year-old daughter, Sarah, lives with me. Our issue is my sex life. I have a long-term live-in boyfriend, and we enjoy each other in many ways. We try to be quiet while...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man fulfills his vows to dying wife

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing in response to “Requires Companionship” from Feb. 7, whose husband has atypical Parkinson’s and she’s considering dating. My wife was diagnosed nine years ago, and she, too,...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Arm-wrestle failure changes couple

DEAR ABBY: I’m average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying a coffee...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family can’t follow wedding RSVP

DEAR ABBY: I belong to a family that doesn’t RSVP for weddings or wedding showers. They often arrive late, leave weddings early and sometimes don’t stay to eat at the reception even when it has...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Public overlooks woman’s anxiety

DEAR ABBY: I can’t drive. It’s not because I don’t want to, but whenever I sit behind the wheel, I have panic attacks. I’m currently attending therapy for it, and progress is being made, albeit...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Neighbor has tanning dilemma

DEAR ABBY: I have really nice neighbors, and we are always pleasant to each other. We put up a large above-ground pool in our backyard, and they put up a trampoline. I would like to enjoy our...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom too tired to help kids

DEAR ABBY: I am a working mother of three who may be battling postpartum depression. I feel like I am parenting alone. I get the kids out of the house by myself in the morning before my husband...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wants to replace lost recipes

DEAR ABBY: Due to some unfortunate family circumstances, I was devastated to discover that nearly all of my boxes of cherished recipes had been destroyed. I’m now starting over from scratch to...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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