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Men's group chat blasted for sharing explicit photos

DEAR ABBY - I must take issue with your response to "Tired of Behinds," who was upset that her fiance is part of a men's group chat that includes sending and receiving of pornographic female images. While "boys will be boys" has been the reigning … more

Friendship between moms ends over race for charity

DEAR ABBY - The 14-year-old son of a friend of mine is having self-esteem issues and apparently is going through a very rough patch. Our family likes to participate in charity races. My boy, 13, is a talented athlete who, according to my friend, is … more

Grandmother still waiting for thank-yous from teens

DEAR ABBY - It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers. My teenage grandchildren have never thanked me for a birthday or Christmas gift. I gave … more

Cheating man bad-mouths wife who left him for another

DEAR ABBY - I'm ashamed to admit this, but years ago I had an affair with a married man. His wife had no idea, but all of his friends knew about it. She recently left him because she met someone else, and he's not only bad-mouthing her, but also … more

New employee strives to keep gastric surgery under wraps

DEAR ABBY — I had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) five months ago. I left my previous job because the way I was treated by my employer and co-workers changed drastically after my … more

Time, distance cause fast friends to begin drifting apart

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, "Amelia." We did … more

Daughter given everything gives heartache in return

DEAR ABBY - Ever since high school, our adult daughter has had mood swings. My wife and I thought she'd grow out of it as she matured, but she hasn't. At her request we sent her to a university far away, and we were proud that she earned her … more

Extra place set at table helps combat holiday blues

DEAR ABBY - I read that there's a suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds. Numbers rise at holiday time. Feeling like a child whose nose is pressed against a window, seeing others from the outside as they enjoy the warmth of the moment, can … more

Notebook left by stepson reveals love for a man

DEAR ABBY - My stepson "Arnold" recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I'd use. Inside was a journal entry he had made last year about someone he loved. The problem is, it's directed to another man. I want to … more

Family in constant squabble about eating leftovers

DEAR ABBY - My wife and I have three teenagers - 18, 16 and 14. My wife cooks for them every day or buys them fast food. I always eat leftovers, which the fridge is full of. Our children refuse to eat leftovers or cook for themselves, and they … more

Overbearing dad makes living at home aggravating for son

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I'm currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house. I … more

Teacher weighs reaching out to former student behind bars

DEAR ABBY — Twelve years ago, I taught a boy I'll call Brandon in my first-grade class. I was very fond of him, and we had a strong connection. I knew Brandon had a tough home life and did … more

Mom's death leads to sibling war over her house

DEAR ABBY - My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night. I took charge of her medical care and finances after Dad died 10 years ago. After Mom's funeral, my brother insisted he would … more

Co-worker greatly concerned over woman's health

DEAR ABBY - I have a co-worker I work closely with. Almost every day I hear her throwing up in the bathroom. It happens like clockwork. It's gotten to the point where I'm extremely concerned. Although it's been going on for years, it seems to have … more

Best friend's loyalty shifting in middle school drama

DEAR ABBY - I'm in middle school. "Jill" has been my best friend for 11 years. She has always been shy, while I am outgoing. Recently, she has been hanging out with the class "ho," "Kelly," and I'm being more and more left out. Kelly is turning Jill … more

Man doesn't move out after saying he wants divorce

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We've had our share of ups and downs, but always managed to work our way through them. Last year, he decided he no longer wanted to be married, saying the last 20 years "were not all that … more

Friend's goth fashion would stand out at formal wedding

DEAR ABBY — A month and a half ago, my boyfriend of five years proposed. We are happy and excited. Most of the wedding party are my friends from college, who are like a family to me. They … more

House cleaner tries her hand at interior design

DEAR ABBY - I am wondering if anyone else has ever asked about this. I have had the same cleaning woman for three years. She does an excellent job and works hard. I got her the last six or seven of her clients. However, she has made little changes … more

Happily employed millennial worries about resume

DEAR ABBY - I'm a millennial, and it seems these days people stay at jobs for only a few years before moving on. That's been my experience in the past, but now I'm in a position that's fulfilling and where I am creatively satisfied. All my … more

Man believes wife's close friend is in love with her

DEAR ABBY - My wife, "Grace," and I have been happily married for 48 years. We're retired and enjoy an active sex life. Grace has a female friend, "Ricky," we have known more than 45 years. She's a close friend, and they often get together for … more
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