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

Shared misery enables friendship

DEAR ABBY: I lost my husband of 45 years three years ago. My longtime friend, “Grace,” was very supportive and included me in family dinners and outings so I wouldn’t be alone. A year ago, I moved...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend flirts with other women

DEAR ABBY: I have the sweetest boyfriend I’ll call “Earl.” He’s 58. I’m a widow and have been with him for two years. Earl loves me, helps me and goes out with me wherever I want to go. One...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen wants way out of gang

DEAR ABBY: I am 19, and I have been smoking and drinking – a lot – ever since I was 14. I also sneak out and go to parties and hang out with a gang I’m in. We get into a lot of fights. I know I...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man can’t let go of marriage

DEAR ABBY: I was divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife, “Annie,” and I were married almost seven years and had what I thought was a great relationship. Then we bit off more than we could chew...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter sees mom’s bleak future

DEAR ABBY: My mother is a narcissist and a user. She has never held down a job and blames everyone else. We rarely get along for more than 15 minutes at a time. I used to blame myself, but have...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter annoyed by bedroom noises

DEAR ABBY: I’m 54. My 28-year-old daughter, Sarah, lives with me. Our issue is my sex life. I have a long-term live-in boyfriend, and we enjoy each other in many ways. We try to be quiet while...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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