Dear Abby

Communication gap sparked by dad

DEAR ABBY: We are from the Middle East. My younger brother married an American woman and moved to Arizona, where her family lives. Because our dad didn’t approve, my brother made the plans...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Serial father keeps chummy relationships with his exes

DEAR ABBY: I recently met a 28-year-old father of three I’m interested in. He seems wonderful. He’s a hard worker, takes care of his responsibilities and is an amazing father to his children....

DATE: June 23, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girlfriend deserves to know about man’s abusive past

DEAR ABBY: My brother is in a long-term relationship. Throughout my teenage years, he raped me every chance he got. The emotional and physical abuse has left my life broken. Should I tell his...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gal pals can’t see positives in woman’s open marriage

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been in an extramarital relationship for 10 years. My husband knows, and so do my close friends. I love this man dearly, but neither of us want it to be full-time. I have...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Friend finds gender fluidity a hard concept to swallow

DEAR ABBY: I have a longtime friend I see almost every day. She’s an awesome friend. Her children are adults. One of them is gay; the other is a transgender male. I respect her for supporting her...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Fetish drives man to badger his wife into smoking again

DEAR ABBY: I am a 28-year-old female. I recently married the most amazing man in the whole world, “Jeremy.” We connect, communicate, understand and love everything about each other. My only issue...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents debate whether teens are ready to stay home alone

DEAR ABBY: I’ve never written to you before, but I’m having a disagreement with my husband. We are taking our daughter out of state to drop her off at college in August. Our twin 15-year-old boys...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen’s behavior draws strong words from concerned readers

DEAR ABBY: Regarding “Needs a Playmate” (Feb. 15), I agreed with your advice to 7-year-old “Jessie’s” mom to make it clear that what happened was not her daughter’s fault, and that “Jason” was in...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen tells mom to stay away during his band performances

DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old son will be entering 10th grade. He has been a member of the school band since sixth grade. After performing in last year’s Christmas parade, a group of the students went...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sweethearts struggling with a 30-year age gap

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my late 20s and have a male companion who is 30-plus years older than I am. We were together for a while, then stopped so we could both try to find someone closer to our ages....

DATE: June 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man’s old tryst with wife’s yoga teacher causes strain

DEAR ABBY: My wife recently started a new yoga class she really likes. But I made the mistake of telling her that the instructor and I had dated briefly (had sex) when we were around 15. I am 50...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Early playtime leaves retired neighbor tossing and turning

DEAR ABBY: We have owned our house for 31 years and raised our kids here. They are grown now and have moved out. Several families across the street have come and gone. The most recent owners...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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