New house responsibilities put wife down in the dumps

DEAR ABBY: My husband decided to buy a house. I never wanted one and now I’m depressed. I am thankful that my husband provides for the family and puts a roof over our heads, but now that we are...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man comes clean too late with the truth about his STD

DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward, the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I’m paranoid about that kind of thing,...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Widower in new relationship is shunned by sisters-in-law

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer. I met a woman who had also experienced tragedy in her life, and we started seeing each other...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New study aims at stopping alzheimer’s before it starts

DEAR ABBY: More than 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day, and enter the “age of risk” for Alzheimer’s disease. I have witnessed the devastating effects of this disease in my work as...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Ex-wife’s anger at friend’s betrayal spills over to daughter

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken; my marriage is over. I have lost my home and my friend. It has been a struggle for me to...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife used to swinging free now feels one string attached

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been into swinging for 20 years. Everything has always been “no strings attached.” I was with one man several times before he married his current wife. She’s very...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Family nanny is conflicted about exposing dad’s bias

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time nanny for a family with two children, ages 7 and 9. The mother is wonderful, and so are the kids. But the father, who is absent due to work travel most of the time,...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Woman set for divorce except for legal fee

DEAR ABBY: I’ve always been a self-sufficient woman. I grew up in an abusive household, moved out at 16, and cut off contact with my family a couple of years later when it became apparent nothing...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Give everyone chance to taste teachers’ potluck specialties

DEAR ABBY: I have been a teacher for many years, and several times a year I encounter a dilemma I hope you can finally solve for me. When staff members get together for a potluck meal, is it bad...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Mother can give away baby clothes or donate for tax break

DEAR ABBY: My friend recently had a baby and could really use my daughter’s old clothes, as our girls are only a year apart and I have saved practically everything. But it will cost a considerable...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Eligible woman bemoans the hordes of clueless men

DEAR ABBY: Could you explain to me why, as a species, men are so blind and stupid? There are millions of smart, funny, sweet, attractive – even sexy – eligible women to whom men do not give a...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: Unfaithful wife must insist on counseling

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my husband for 12 years, married for three. I had an affair a little over a year ago that he found out about. He has let me back into the house, but he demeans my...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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