Dear Abby

Bride won’t walk down aisle with dad

Dear Abby: For some reason, my father hates my fiancé to the point where, when I stayed with my fiancé for one day, Dad wouldn’t allow me to come home. Dad said many nasty things after eventually...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

History of addiction clouds future

Dear Abby: My fiancée has two daughters (14 and 11) from a previous marriage. Their dad, “Brett,” was just arrested for his fourth DUI, the second within a year. The girls don’t trust him anymore,...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Niece discovers why uncle is in prison

Dear Abby: I cannot believe it – my parents tricked me into comforting a child molester. When I was young, my uncle “Dave” went to prison. My family told it like this: “Dave had an affair with a...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Moving near family forces a choice

Dear Abby: My wife and I have a dilemma we don’t know how to handle. We both recently retired. Our sons (both married with children) live in other states. Because my wife and I no longer have...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wonders where’s the divorce

Dear Abby: I am a 39-year-old woman, recently separated. I have been seeing a 45-year-old man who is also separated, but not divorced, from his wife. We have been a couple for about a year. I...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Injury alters friend’s personality

Dear Abby: “Stella” and I have been close friends for 25 years. Two years ago, she was in a car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She has since recovered and returned to work. ...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Grad seeks ways to boost vocabulary

Dear Abby: I am a 26-year-old college graduate. I immigrated here in 2001, so English is my second language. I have no accent, and I have been doing well in my life overall, except I score low on...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman keeps neighbor up at night

Dear Abby: I live in a densely populated luxury high-rise apartment building in a busy downtown neighborhood that has a diverse mix of residents. I have lived here for four years and have never...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Beau feels like the odd man out

Dear Abby: I have been divorced for three years. I have been dating a woman, “Stephanie,” whom I love and believe can be my next wife. We talk about marriage and have been very good for each...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom fears daughter’s relationship

Dear Abby: Is my daughter headed into an abusive, controlling relationship, or am I imagining the signs because of my own experience with domestic abuse for many years? She is 18 and, of course,...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dieter is criticized for refusing food

Dear Abby: How would you suggest I deal with people who continually want to sabotage my diet? I worked very hard to drop more than 30 pounds. I also have digestive health issues that are no one’s...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman says man should find new home

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of 15 years is in prison. We have two children together. Our relationship has been rough. We had a fight, and he went to jail for it. Another reason he went to prison is he...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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