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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

Family torn apart by brother-in-law

DEAR ABBY: A number of years ago, it came out that my brother-in-law had raped and molested his two daughters and two granddaughters. It tore our family apart. Although my sister said she...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Infant plays favorites in day care

DEAR ABBY: I am a child care provider working with infants. Two of us work in the nursery and share responsibilities. One baby has become extremely attached to me, to the point that I can’t take...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife’s travel spoiled by man

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 38 years. We both had long professional careers and saved diligently for our retirement. Our children are on their own and doing well with their...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife overlooks husband’s conspiracies

DEAR ABBY: When I was dating my husband, I gave him a lot of leeway. When he told me he listened to a radio show that is known for unscientific views, I ignored it because I found him so charming...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen-dad relationship gets uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY: My dad has never really been in the picture. He just pops back in and out whenever he wishes and leaves when things get too hard. He has never had a job or a home since he walked out on...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friends add to woman’s grief

DEAR ABBY: I’m a retired woman living in a condo complex that houses mostly seniors. During the eight years I have lived here, I’ve always participated in several monthly social events, and have...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter cries over visiting parents

DEAR ABBY: My parents live a simple life, enjoying their days as retirees. They invite me to join them for special occasions at their house (my childhood home) and although the house is organized...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Racy photo no longer laughing matter

DEAR ABBY: I don’t like my stepsister, and when she stays with us, I’m forced to share a room with her. The last time she was here I got so mad at her I pretended to send a text message on my cell...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man reconsiders life after friend’s death

DEAR ABBY: A lifelong friend of mine has died unexpectedly. Because he was my age, this brought up issues of my own mortality. We’d had our ups and downs over 25 years, but he moved cross-country...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Family abuse should remain hidden

DEAR ABBY: As a child, I suffered a lot of abuse from my parents until I finally, at 13, opened up to a teacher. I was removed from my house and spent the remainder of my youth in various foster...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend’s husband, kids unwanted on vacation

DEAR ABBY: “Charlotte” and I have been friends for 16 years, ever since we met in college. She lives several states away, so we see each other only once a year when she and her family come to town...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman unsure about forgiving friend

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, someone I thought was my best friend betrayed me. I had developed a relationship with a married mutual friend. My best friend felt it was her “right and duty” to out us...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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