Mom’s death leads to war over house

DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night. I took charge of her medical care and finances after Dad died 10 years ago. ...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend’s loyalty may be shifting

DEAR ABBY: I’m in middle school. “Jill” has been my best friend for 11 years. She has always been shy, while I am outgoing. Recently, she has been hanging out with the class “ho,” “Kelly,” and I’m...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Tattoo lover gets birthday criticism

DEAR ABBY: My daughter recently celebrated her 20th birthday. She’s a good kid with a decent job who happens to like tattoos. For her birthday, my in-laws sent her a birthday card. Usually their...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Cleaner takes stab at interior design

DEAR ABBY: I am wondering if anyone else has ever asked about this. I have had the same cleaning woman for three years. She does an excellent job and works hard. I got her the last six or seven of...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife’s close friend gets too close for husband’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Grace,” and I have been happily married for 48 years. We’re retired and enjoy an active sex life. Grace has a female friend, “Ricky,” we have known more than 45 years. She’s a...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Need continues for self-help support for families in crisis

DEAR ABBY: It’s been several years since you have mentioned Because I Love You as a resource for parents in crisis. What is happening to our groups – as well as similar ones – is a decrease in...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend thinks parents dislike her

DEAR ABBY: Recently, something has come up in my life that has pushed the shaky relationship between my girlfriend, “Linnay,” and my parents to the front burner. She insists they do not like her....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife irked at man’s Facebook friends

DEAR ABBY: My husband has an extensive sexual history. He has had sex with more than 80 partners. All the encounters were when he was in high school and in his early 20s. Most were one-night...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Military husband returns home only to ship out with his mom

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “John,” recently returned from his fourth Middle East tour after having been gone for a year. As soon as he got back, his mother invited him and his two sisters on a...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Unemployed son complains he is overworked at home

DEAR ABBY: I am an unemployed (and looking) 24-year-old male who is the oldest of four. My three sisters are a 20-year-old who has a part-time job and goes to college, a 14-year-old and a...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man learns he may have a son he never knew about

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful kids. The youngest is 16. I recently found out I may have another son from a relationship before my marriage. The woman never...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend wears out his hosts during annual trips

DEAR ABBY: My best friend of 40 years and her boyfriend live several states away from my husband and me. Every winter, she and her friend expect to come to our home for a week. We simply can no...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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