Dear Abby

Son wants family to know transgender fiancée

DEAR ABBY: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met “Emma.” After a few months, I realized I was in love with her, and last year we became engaged. I took her to meet my...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Readers react to usher’s ‘proposals’

DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” on April 22, whose nine-year-old daughter has been getting “proposals of marriage” from a church usher in his 70s. An old man at...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Memories of dog bites cause want for pet-free life

DEAR ABBY: I’m not a dog person. I’m not even an animal person. I am, however, surrounded by dog owners: my family, my husband’s family, my neighbors. Back in middle school, I was bitten several...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Food comments ruin dining experience

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, “Charlene,” whom I met through a local charity organization. We have many things in common, including the fact that we’re both retired, and we enjoy each other’s...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen fears he will ruin chance with longtime crush

DEAR ABBY: I understand that a 15-year-old guy writing for relationship advice is shameful and that I’m probably better off not worrying about relationships in the first place, but I’m still going...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom hesitates to warn girls about teen drinking

MOM’S PAINFUL PAST IS WARNING TO GIRLS ABOUT TEEN DRINKING DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of two teenage girls, 13 and 15, and have been debating whether to tell them a secret about my past. When I...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman chooses Facebook over conversation at home

DEAR ABBY: A large portion of conversation in our home has been replaced with the time my wife spends on her cellphone. Not that she is talking on it. It’s games and Facebook that absorb hours of...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband’s relationship with daughter disgusts step-mom

DEAR ABBY: I think my stepdaughter “Caroline” has an unhealthy relationship with my husband. Caroline calls him several times a day and gets tattoos just like his. When she got a boob job, she...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman worries about family’s verbal abuse

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and a half. In the beginning, he kept his family and me apart. I thought it was because they were extremely close, but turns out...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Addict frustrated by accusations from parents

DEAR ABBY: I am a recovering drug addict. I have slipped, as many do, but I have been clean for four years now. The problem is my family. If I look tired, trip over my own two feet or just don’t...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple defines meaning of family differently

DEAR ABBY: I have been married five years and have two children under 3. I grew up in a large Italian-American family; my husband did not. He doesn’t understand the closeness I have with my...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Christian teen hesitates joining gay-straight alliance

DEAR ABBY: I’m 14, starting my freshman year in high school and, of course, will be joining lots of clubs to prepare for college. My best friend is gay, and when I asked her if she wanted to...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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