Son gone but leaving clothes behind

Dear Abby: My husband and I are seniors who look forward to visits from our adult children. The problem is our oldest son. He visits every few months and leaves belongings behind. He uses our...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gay wife resolves to end her marriage

Dear Abby: I’m married to a man 21 years my senior. “Joe” and I have been married six years. I have recently realized I’m gay and have fallen in love with another woman. Although Joe isn’t...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Former stepdad seeks more contact

Dear Abby: I am in my mid-20s, and a few years ago, my mother divorced my stepfather. They were married for 17 years, and I grew up with him in the house for most of my life. After my sister was...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Affair that led to a long marriage remains a secret

Dear Abby: Many years ago, I had an affair with a married man. We eventually married and have had a long, happy life together. It was love at first sight for me. Both of us had children with our...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Acupuncturist stuck with bill twice

Dear Abby: I am a licensed acupuncturist. One of my patients (also male) asked me to dinner, and since he seemed like a decent guy, I decided to go. After we finished and the $60 bill arrived, he...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Trip loses luster when friends grow apart

Dear Abby: A close friend and I usually take a girls’ trip once a year – a long weekend at the same place. We drive there because it’s close to where we live. She has asked me again this year...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl’s severe allergies cause strain with animal-loving aunt

Dear Abby: My 8-year-old daughter is seriously allergic to most animals, including cats and dogs. Even a little fur sets her off. She was recently sent home from school sick after she had borrowed...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Wife discovers trail left by adulterer

Dear Abby: My husband went to his 45th class reunion a state away and hooked up with a classmate. Over the next few months it went from talking and texting to her sending him nude pictures of...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Politics puts abrupt end to friendship

Dear Abby: In the last presidential election, I had a friend who voted differently than I did. We didn’t try to persuade each other to vote “our” way, but I did share on social media some opinions...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend lamb at home, lion in public

Dear Abby: My boyfriend is incredibly sweet and kind to me, but he’s often mean to strangers and can be very aggressive and angry. Some examples: I’m moving in with him, and we are giving a lot of...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom acts against daughter’s boyfriend

Dear Abby: I am 26. My mom recently got my boyfriend sent to jail. We met six months ago. After a month, he started verbally abusing me, which progressed to physical abuse. Each time, I was sure I...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Behavior more than woman can take

Dear Abby: I cannot stand my husband’s sister. She thinks way too much of herself. She “had” to get married to a foreigner (who never works), and her three grown sons still live at home and don’t...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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