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Former Plain Jane becomes obsessed with her looks

DEAR ABBY — When I was in my teens, and even into my 20s and 30s, I was a Plain Jane. I had little self-confidence. But strangely, I'm one of those people who has gotten better looking as … more

Woman is alarmed to discover man lied about his last name

DEAR ABBY — I've recently started seeing someone, and we have shared a wealth of information about ourselves with each other. When I asked him his last name, he said it was "Erickson." … more

Woman's higher income may bruise boyfriend's ego

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend, "Hal," and I have been dating for a year and a half, living together for six months. I'm afraid he feels emasculated. Because I make more money than he does, a lot of the responsibility for paying the bills lands on me. We … more

Man torn about inviting late wife's mom to wedding

DEAR ABBY - My wife passed away two years ago at age 40 after a long bout with cancer. We had three children, ages 7 to 12. I am 44 and engaged now to a wonderful woman. We are planning to have a small wedding with fewer than 50 guests. While the … more

Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

DEAR ABBY - When I was 16 and wanted to get married, my father suggested I write to Dear Abby (your mom was writing the column back then) and ask her opinion. He said he would agree with what she said. I did, and Abby wrote me back. We did get … more

Wife loses desire for physical intimacy with husband

DEAR ABBY - I'm not attracted to my husband. I love him and don't want to live without him, but I do not want to be physically intimate with him. I know it is unfair to him, and I have tried everything from antidepressants to meditation to diet, but … more

Medicinal marijuana user is shunned by husband's family

DEAR ABBY — My brother-in-law found out I smoke marijuana. I have a medical card and some mental disabilities. Marijuana helps with my anxiety. Although we live near each other, my in-laws … more

Dating is biggest challenge for young college student

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 16-year-old girl who has started college early. I love my classes, and I'm glad to be here. The problem is, the dating culture here is huge. People go on dates all the … more

Mother, grandmother clash over where girl lives

DEAR ABBY - How old does a child have to be before she is able to choose a relative to live with? I'm the one my granddaughter wants to stay with. Her home life is in turmoil because of her parents' nasty divorce. Ever since her mother (my … more

Strings attached to gift have mom tied up in knots

DEAR ABBY - My son bought me a car in 2012. I had no idea he was doing it. He traded my car in for this newer car. During the last five years this "gift" has been nothing but a sore spot. If I get a ding from a parking lot, it's my fault. If I … more

Wife of man with Parkinson's wants to date others

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 72-year-old married woman. My husband has atypical Parkinson's and can no longer talk or walk. I exercise six days a week, but I need someone to talk to, to share life with. I tell my husband what I do each day, but of course, … more

Dad of twins fears wife is suffering from depression

DEAR ABBY - My wife gave birth to our twin girls almost a year ago, and for the most part, things have been great. They are happy and healthy, but I'm not sure how happy my wife is. I'm afraid she may be suffering from postpartum depression, but she … more

Family splinters in response to transgender son-in-law

DEAR ABBY — Our daughter, "Joan," and her husband, "Frank," have been married 19 years. Their only child will be 4 next month. A year and a half ago, Frank came out as a transgender … more

Bride's 2nd wedding plans complicate shower etiquette

DEAR ABBY — My younger sister is planning a destination wedding this summer. Recently she had a courthouse wedding for health insurance purposes because she's going back to school … more

Young man longs to get away from family strife

DEAR ABBY - I'm an 18-year-old guy who's having troubles regarding my family. My parents are divorced, and I moved out of my mom's house after I graduated. After the divorce, I flipped back and forth between living with either Mom or Dad. I moved … more

Man puts alcohol problem on display in front yard

DEAR ABBY - I'm a widowed senior who has been dating a very kind man, "Ben," for three years. He's retired; I am not. He does things for and with me, and we enjoy traveling together. The problem is, Ben usually starts drinking about 3 p.m. at the … more

Should relative continue to pay for niece's insurance?

DEAR ABBY - My 25-year-old niece still lives at home. She works full time and attends college online. She's a hard worker who doesn't do drugs or engage in risky behavior. I pay her a bonus for every A she earns, and I also pay for her health … more

Marriage is in big trouble over husband's little lies

DEAR ABBY — I have been married to my husband for 22 years. We've been together for 26. We've had our ups and downs, and separated for three months back in 2008, but we went to marriage … more

Newly out teenager seeks dismissive mom's support

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 17-year-old girl and recently came out to my parents, who are stuck in the "it's just a phase" mindset. I used to be able to talk with my mom about everything, but now … more

Friendship marred by man's ill treatment of his wife

DEAR ABBY - I have a good male friend whose company I have enjoyed very much. He's outgoing and likes many of the same activities I do. Should I ever need anything, I know he would be there for me. Unfortunately, this same person is very … more
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