Mom’s grip on apron strings has girlfriend at loose ends

DEAR ABBY: I’m starting to worry about my boyfriend’s relationship with his mother. He’s deploying at the end of the month. We have been friends for a long time and dating for a year. He’s 31 and...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Nurse won’t stop snooping in family medical records

DEAR ABBY: I put a family member through nursing school. Since becoming an R.N. and getting a job in a hospital, he has told me that, with “the best intentions,” he periodically reviews the...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Nurse won’t stop snooping in family medical records

DEAR ABBY: I put a family member through nursing school. Since becoming an R.N. and getting a job in a hospital, he has told me that, with “the best intentions,” he periodically reviews the...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

For mom rewriting her will, time with her kids is money

DEAR ABBY: I divorced my narcissistic husband after our children were raised. Over the years, I have tried to have a relationship with all of my children and their families. When I asked one of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sister can’t watch as brother’s bullying wife calls the shots

DEAR ABBY: My brother has been married for 11 years to a woman who is very controlling. She’s 32, he’s 38, and they have two kids. She has all the traits of a bully. She decided if, when and how...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s past relationship is subject of sons’ curiosity

DEAR ABBY: When I was a young, newly divorced, single mother, I returned to college. There I met a woman in similar circumstances. We became fast friends, decided to pool our resources while we...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Lost tooth leads to surprise attraction to dental student

DEAR ABBY: A year ago, I lost a tooth. I’m a 56-year-old woman on disability, short on funds to rectify the problem, so I visited my local hospital’s dental clinic. I hadn’t visited a dentist in...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend suffering seizures plans to elude driving restrictions

DEAR ABBY: I’m acquainted with a woman who has been experiencing seizures for several years and, because of the seizures, has been restricted from driving. She drove her son to school a couple of...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter is in the doghouse after pets leave hairy mess

DEAR ABBY: When my daughter and her family come to visit, they are very messy. They have a 3- and a 4-year-old and two large, long-haired dogs. I can deal with the children’s messiness – but the...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen struggles after heroin addiction claims dad’s life

DEAR ABBY: I’m 15. I lost my dad two months ago. I found him when I got out of the shower. He had overdosed on heroin. Heroin controlled Dad’s life ever since I was little, but that never...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Classmate won’t stop bullying despite pleas from her friend

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing because I see a lot of bullying going on at school. One of the bullies is a friend of mine and I’ve asked her to stop, but she doesn’t listen. How I can get through to her...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

While wife’s sex drive races, husband is stuck in neutral

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married almost four years. My husband and I are both barely 40, still quite young, but we have sex only once or twice a month. Our relationship is great, and we love each...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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