Strip club cause for ultimatum

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half. We are planning on moving to California together in a few months. I flew to Monterey to job hunt, and he is supposed to be...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad’s relationship makes life hard

DEAR ABBY: I’m turning 17 and live with my dad and his girlfriend. They have broken up four times, causing my dad and me to retreat to the basement where we live the peaceful, happy life we did...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman adapts to loss of motherhood

DEAR ABBY: I have some suggestions for “Longing to Be a Mom” (Feb. 27), whose husband doesn’t want a child. If you talk your husband into it, are you prepared to do all the parenting while he sits...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom harassed by family pranks

DEAR ABBY: I tend to react poorly when someone pulls a prank on me. My reaction is usually anger, hurt or embarrassment, and I end up saying or doing things I later regret because emotion took...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter struggles with divorce

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and my parents are getting a divorce. It is really hard. They put me in the middle a lot in their arguments, like I’m a counselor. I have told them repeatedly I don’t like it,...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wants to end friendship

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who brags nonstop about her boyfriend, her job, her new car, etc. She only comes out of the woodwork every so often to text me things like, “Roy just got a $13 raise at...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Widow gets emotional over fake flower

DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law died a month ago and was cremated by the local affiliate of a prominent funeral home. To make it easier for my sister, I accompanied her to the mortuary to pick up her...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Difficult birth haunts mom

DEAR ABBY: Twelve years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It was a difficult pregnancy and delivery due to a medical condition my daughter was diagnosed with in the womb. The doctors let...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Romance returns with same red flags

DEAR ABBY: I have rekindled a romance from my youth. “Jerry” and I were engaged to be married 47 years ago, but I felt he was too worldly and fast for me, so I broke off the engagement. I later...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen cancer survivor struggles with dating

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is 17. When she was 1, she had leukemia. The treatments have left her with chronic pain as well as some disabilities that she deals with. She’s now a senior in high...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman’s mood swings are out of control

DEAR ABBY: I read your letters every chance I get. They remind me that I’m not the only one with problems, but sometimes I just feel so empty. I have random bouts where anything can send me into...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man must choose: Wife or mistress?

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful children. I recently found out that for the last two years, he has been having an affair, and his mistress is now...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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