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Transgender dad wants to be daughter’s ‘second mommy’

DEAR ABBY: My former spouse and I are divorced and share a 3-year-old daughter. Soon after the baby was born, my ex came out as transgender and now lives as a woman. I have always been...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Errand runner is chagrined by size of lunchtime tips

DEAR ABBY: I work as a runner in a law firm, which means I do pickups, make deliveries and do any other out-of-office tasks the lawyers or other staff need. Part of my job involves picking up...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

College student living at home is ready to fly after graduation

DEAR ABBY: I am 21 and about to graduate from college. I have lived at home these last four years partly because my dad didn’t want me to go away. He never said it, but he made up reasons to make...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband doesn’t share wife’s dreams of seeing the world

DEAR ABBY: I’ll be retiring next year. My husband is already retired. When I do, I want to travel in the U.S. and internationally. We are healthy, able to travel and we have the funds to do it. ...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Age is no barrier for man long in love with neighbor

DEAR ABBY: I’m 36, doing very well in business, single and deeply in love with a 58-year-old woman. She has been a neighbor since I was in grade school. She’s petite, pretty, intelligent, cheerful...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family’s disapproval stops woman from opening up

DEAR ABBY: I’m a pansexual female and open about it with my friend and also my brother. The rest of my family is super Christian. I tried to bring up the “gay” word, but they’re all against it and...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Distant sisters work to close the gap in their relationship

DEAR ABBY: A few years ago, my sister mailed me a long letter detailing her resentment for me and our lack of closeness. She said she wanted to have a relationship. After reading it, I reached out...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dedicated walker tripped up by chatty co-workers

DEAR ABBY: I have a step tracker. I am dedicated to getting in at least 10,000 steps every day, most of them walking around inside my office building at lunch. I walk quickly, often with...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grandma plays favorites with plan for her assets

DEAR ABBY: My mother raised my two nephews because of their parents’ drug addiction. They are now adults (21 and 25). As a result of these circumstances, Mom was never able to be a fun, doting...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Unwitting comments from dad cause childless daughter pain

DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-year-old childless single woman. I spent several years doing various day care jobs and have great love for children, but due to female health issues, I am unable to have my...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man puts out a welcome mat only for his side of the family

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 10 years, and he treats my family and friends very different compared to how he treats his own. A few months ago, my sister called me at 9 p.m. She...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New job in new state tests strength of men’s relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am a gay man who has been dating a divorced man for nine months. I’m 25 and he is 50. He was married to a woman for more than 20 years and has three children. (I am the age between...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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