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Long-distance love may be drifting further apart

DEAR ABBY - I am a retired male. My girlfriend is still working. We have been exclusive for three years. We live 300 miles apart, but see each other every two or three weeks for at least three days and, until now, have had a very good … more

Crush on married boss causes daily heartache

DEAR ABBY - I'm 20 years old and have a job in retail. I've been working here for a few years and am in a higher position than most associates. I'm in a relationship with my high school sweetheart, whom I truly love, but I'm also crazy about my … more

Widow returns to dating pool, finds troubled water

DEAR ABBY - I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering. It had been a mentally and physically abusive marriage for 30 years. We were complete opposites and were always financially stressed. I've … more

Rescinded vacation invitation causes family rift

DEAR ABBY - My son "Jeff" is wealthy and lives in another state with his wife and family. His wife has now moved her mother to where they live and she works for my son. Jeff and his family take vacations several times a year in the U.S. and out of … more

Grieving widow offended by gift of artificial flower

DEAR ABBY - My brother-in-law died a month ago and was cremated by the local affiliate of a prominent funeral home. To make it easier for my sister, I accompanied her to the mortuary to pick up her husband's remains. I walked in alone, and as I … more

Dad vows to boycott any events that include ex-wife

DEAR ABBY - My parents went through a bitter divorce five years ago and have had little to no contact since then. During the process of the divorce, their communication was through my siblings and me, which took a toll on us. However, despite the … more

Daughter is stuck playing referee in parents' divorce

DEAR ABBY — I'm 16 and my parents are getting a divorce. It is really hard. They put me in the middle a lot in their arguments, like I'm a counselor. I have told them repeatedly I don't … more

Mom still marks anniversary of marriage ending in divorce

DEAR ABBY — My parents were separated for most of my life and divorced 10 years ago. Dad and I don't talk much, but we do get together for special occasions and visits during vacations. … more

Long-ago lovers reconnect despite daughters' objection

DEAR ABBY — I had a brief affair with a married man 36 years ago. "Jerry" had left his wife after learning she was sleeping with his best friend. Our affair ended and we went on with our … more

In-laws' constant insults damage man's confidence

DEAR ABBY - I have a great marriage to an amazing woman. We have beautiful kids and are happy together. The issue, however, is my in-laws. We're complete opposites in personality and certain views. I know everyone has different opinions and I … more

Cancer patient discusses too much detail in public

DEAR ABBY - A dear friend has been battling cervical cancer. Her condition has left her dependent on a colostomy bag. She's not shy about discussing it on Facebook and in public, where she speaks loudly. I've tried to be understanding and … more

Woman is put in the middle of an affair between friends

DEAR ABBY - I have two friends I am equally close to, "Jane" and "Mary." We live in the same neighborhood. They are both married, live across the street from each other and spend time together almost every day. Their children play together. I spend … more

Old friend drops the ball on attempt to reconnect

DEAR ABBY - I recently reconnected with my best friend from high school. I moved out of state at the age of 30, and we lost touch. Turns out she lives about 70 miles from me. Neither of us married or had children. Someone told me where she works … more

Plans to live together fall apart as boyfriend backs out

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend, "Chris," and I were planning on moving in together. We went apartment hunting and created a realistic budget we could both maintain. He was the one who brought up … more

Friends push single woman to date, but offer no help

DEAR ABBY - I'm 37 and still single. I've never been able to keep a guy around very long. They've all given me different reasons, but the main theme is that I'm "too independent and better as a friend." I've kept some of my exes as friends, so there … more

Lifelong bachelor's interest in teen girl sets off alarm

DEAR ABBY - I have a 59-year-old brother-in-law who has always been a "proud bachelor." He isn't a rich, handsome, George Clooney-type bachelor, but a hand-to-mouth, burping, uncouth "Shallow Hal" kind of bachelor. He befriended a woman with four … more

Wife of perfect husband cheats without remorse

DEAR ABBY - I have a wonderful husband of 11 years and three children. "Carl" is attentive, caring and always puts the needs of our family first. You could say he's everyone's dream husband. Long story short, I cheated on him while I was on … more

Woman looks for exit out of one-way friendship

DEAR ABBY - I have a friend who brags nonstop about her boyfriend, her job, her new car, etc. She only comes out of the woodwork every so often to text me things like, "Roy just got a $13 raise at work!" I respond with wholehearted support and … more

Man devoted to wife with Parkinson's fulfills his vows

DEAR ABBY - I'm writing in response to "Requires Companionship", whose husband has Parkinson's and she's considering dating. My wife was diagnosed nine years ago, and she, too, can no longer walk, write or speak. We have, however, found ways to … more

Mom shocked, angered to learn daughter is gay

DEAR ABBY - My daughter recently informed me that she's met someone and the someone happens to be a woman. My reaction was, of course, shock and anger, although I have kind of suspected over the years that she is a lesbian. She is 43 and was … more
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