Dear Abby
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Mom is desperate to stop teen's violent outbursts

DEAR ABBY - I'm a mother of two boys, 13 and 12. My oldest son has become very abusive, both physically and emotionally. He has been arrested for hitting me and hitting his little brother. He was recently kicked off the bus for hitting another … more

Teen caught in violent gang seeks way to straighten out

DEAR ABBY — I am 19, and I have been smoking and drinking — a lot — ever since I was 14. I also sneak out and go to parties and hang out with a gang I'm in. We get … more

Women's shared misery enabled better friendship

DEAR ABBY — I lost my husband of 45 years three years ago. My longtime friend, "Grace," was very supportive and included me in family dinners and outings so I wouldn't be alone. A year … more

Man can't get beyond his feelings for former wife

DEAR ABBY - I was divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife, "Annie," and I were married almost seven years and had what I thought was a great relationship. Then we bit off more than we could chew financially. I began working long hours to get us out of … more

Nurse in emotional tailspin after cancer diagnosis

DEAR ABBY - A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. I'm only 34. That's what I keep repeating to myself - I'm only 34. I feel lost. I'm mad at God and have lost my faith. I keep wondering "Why me?" "Why my family AGAIN?" "Why … more

Woman feels title of grandma should be hers alone

DEAR ABBY - My granddaughter, "Emily," is 13. I have been very involved with her all her life. My daughter, "Ginger," is divorced and has had a boyfriend, "Greg," for about three years, but there has been no talk of marriage. Greg's mother has … more

Secret history of molestation makes dad an ongoing threat

DEAR ABBY — My very best friend growing up was repeatedly raped by her father from around age 13. She told me when we were 17. I reported it to a policeman, but back then, they couldn't do … more

Couple planning a family disagree about adoption

DEAR ABBY — My husband and I have been happily married for two years. We both want biological children later, when the timing is right. A while ago, some friends adopted a little girl from … more

Preschooler being breastfed is a concern for her dad

DEAR ABBY - Our daughter turns 5 soon, and my wife still breastfeeds her to bed every night and wakes her a few times a night for more breastfeeding. This has had negative consequences on our marriage. All my daughter's peers have been weaned and … more

Girlfriend foresees trouble with man's plans for mom

DEAR ABBY - I am a woman, 34, who has finally met the man I want to spend my life with. He's 31, and his family lives about six hours away. He plans to move his mother here to live in the near future. She doesn't work or drive. She's on state … more

Dad's rocky relationship makes life a bumpy ride

DEAR ABBY - I'm turning 17 and live with my dad and his girlfriend. They have broken up four times, causing my dad and me to retreat to the basement where we live the peaceful, happy life we did before he met her. When they first started dating, … more

Romantic wedding dreams dim in tug-of-war over marriage

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend, "Pierre," and I have been a couple for 18 months. We moved in together three months ago. The trouble is, Pierre is French, and he doesn't believe in marriage. He … more

Hard-working college student strives to be more organized

DEAR ABBY — I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I … more

Girl's old friends turn away when she returns to school

DEAR ABBY — My daughter has graduated from high school. She had been in a residential treatment program for depression the year and a half prior to returning to this school. Her old … more

Disapproving son tries to end mother's romance

DEAR ABBY - I am a 64-year-old widow who lost my husband 5 1/2 years ago. I became reacquainted with a former classmate at a high school reunion, and we started dating. He makes me laugh, takes me to dinner and movies, and we have a great time … more

Stepmother wants family taxi service to go out of business

DEAR ABBY — My husband and I have been married 2 1/2 years. We have both been married before. I have a son, and he has three daughters. My son is married with two children. He works and is … more

Open road calls to husband, but wife is happy at home

DEAR ABBY — My wife and I have been married for 42 years. For the most part, we have had a good marriage. We raised two children, are helping to raise three grandchildren and still enjoy … more

Girl feels like Cinderella in 'boys club' household

DEAR ABBY — I live with my dad and my brother. My mother passed away when I was very young, and I was pretty much raised by my dad (with the help of family, of course). Dad always took … more

Visiting is one-way street for sisters refusing to travel

DEAR ABBY - I have three sisters who won't come to visit me. I am older and their only brother. We are all in our 50s. We all get along great and have no issues. Seven years ago, I moved away from our hometown in Pennsylvania and bought houses in … more

Teen with older boyfriend keeps dangerously late hours

DEAR ABBY — My daughter is 19 and lives with me. She is seeing a 26-year-old man who has a child with another woman he didn't marry. When my daughter goes out with him, he keeps her out … more
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