Dear Abby

Memories cloud devoted dad’s happiness

Dear Abby: I have been married to my wife for two years, after being together for 10 years. We have two kids with a third on the way. Our relationship is great. It’s healthy. I just have this...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Working mom pressured to stay on job

Dear Abby: My husband and I come from very different backgrounds. He grew up in a community where all the mothers had to work. I grew up in one where most of the mothers did not. Our marriage was...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Living with ex-husband a nightmare

Dear Abby: Although I have been divorced from my ex for eight years, we still live together. There is not – nor will there ever be – more than a platonic relationship between us, and I have made...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

New kitten brings comfort, conflict

Dear Abby: My 34-year-old daughter lives with me to get ahead on her student loans. She has a good job, pays rent and has a serious boyfriend. My niece, her cousin, recently died by suicide, and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dad’s girlfriend upsets daughter

Dear Abby: I’m really uncomfortable about my father’s new relationship. He is 50 and dating a girl who is 19 – only two years older than I am. She went to my high school. I think their age...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Boyfriend’s true colors are revealed

Dear Abby: I need your opinion. I have been with the same guy for 27 years. We never married because we were both married before, and I wasn’t into doing it again. I have stuck by him through...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom sides with son-in-law over daughter

Dear Abby: I got divorced a year ago. Before it became final, there were many court appearances. My husband told my mother we were divorcing because I was unfaithful, which is true. What he didn’t...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Tension makes holiday outlook bleak

Dear Abby: I woke up crying this morning. The holidays are fast approaching, and many of them I spent with my younger sister “Leyla” and her family. It has been a tradition because our parents are...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Trust issues are remnants of past

Dear Abby: Marriage is considered to be imperative in my religion and culture. I’m 29 and still not married. I have commitment and trust issues with guys. I have been in only three relationships...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Prenup becomes wedding roadblock

Dear Abby: I have a delightful, caring, loving man in my life. We knew each other years ago when we were married to other people. Three years ago, after a couple of years of courtship, he asked me...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Gift is more curse than blessing

Dear Abby: Every year for the last 15 years or so, my husband’s sister has sent us a huge box of homemade cookies for Christmas. My husband is from a large family, and she does this for each...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Daughter dishes it out but can’t take it

Dear Abby: Recently, I kindly and lovingly gave my daughter some feedback about how she berates her husband in front of my 8-year-old grandson. I told her I didn’t want him to grow up thinking...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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