Dear Abby
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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

Woman is blind to signs of fiance's abusive potential

DEAR ABBY - My granddaughter is getting married soon and I'm worried for her. I see many red flags she's ignoring. You've printed a list of warning signs of an abusive mate. Can you print it again so I can give it to her? Perceptive in … 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

Celibacy before marriage has groom eager to wed

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 50-year-old male engaged to be married to my elementary school sweetheart, "Marie." This will be the second marriage for both of us. We've been dating for six years, three of which were a long-distance relationship. During a … more

Wife sick of 'friend' abusing husand's generosity

DEAR ABBY - My husband loaned a "dear friend" some money a year ago. She has yet to pay back a penny. When I ask him about it, he gets mad and tells me it's none of my business. I have hinted to her about some large bills that we have to pay, to no … more

Mother fears past abuser has now targeted her son

DEAR ABBY - I have a son from a previous relationship, and have been in a relationship with a man I'll call Bryan for a year. Not long ago, Bryan confided to me that he and his brother had been molested by a female relative. I don't know her. I have … 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

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

Longtime employee irked by colleagues' work ethics

DEAR ABBY - I am almost 62 and struggling to get through the day at work. It's not because of the work itself, but I am extremely unhappy in the work environment. I have been here more than 20 years, and I have a real problem with the work ethic … 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

Boyfriend's disability has partner weighing options

DEAR ABBY - I've been in a relationship for four years. My partner has fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. When we met, he had just found out. He was still active, working, and we had sex regularly. Fast forward: He's now on disability, not … more

Teen daughter catches married dad texting with other women

DEAR ABBY — My 14-year-old daughter caught her father, my husband, emailing and texting other women. He has been doing it for months. He says he went on dating sites because he was unhappy … more

Parents blame teen's friends for underage drinking episode

DEAR ABBY — My 15-year-old daughter, "Jenny," went to a sleepover with her two best friends from school last Friday, "Penny" and "Ginger." Penny's parents went out and left the girls … more

Division of household work causes couple's tension

DEAR ABBY - "Ron" and I have been married 20 years and have two children. Recently, he called me a "freeloader" and described my parenting as "half-assed." It's not the first time I've heard it from him. I work part-time so I can have a flexible … more

Friend's habit of singing in public is bothersome

DEAR ABBY - I have a close friend with whom I often travel and attend events. She's a lovely person, but she has the odd habit of singing in public - in gift shops, restaurants, or any public place where music is playing (and sometimes even when … more

Marriage at risk by wife's online relationship with ex

DEAR ABBY - My wife of 20 years has been electronically unfaithful. There have been covert telephone calls and late-night text messages to a boyfriend from long ago. He's divorced and found her on Facebook, telling her he needed "advice on … more

Memories of assault revived by #MeToo movement

DEAR ABBY - Years ago, my husband and I hosted a St. Patrick's Day party in our apartment for friends. There was a lot of drinking going on. I had to be at work early the next morning, so I went to bed while the party went on. I awoke a short while … more

Teen who raised siblings gets no respect from adults

DEAR ABBY — I'm 18. I started helping to take care of children at the age of 2. I have taken care of them alone since I was 7. Yet every time older people talk about child care, I am … more

Couple separates after husband takes acting class

DEAR ABBY - When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do). My wife was against it and insisted that because none of our friends or relatives were doing it, neither should I. As a result, I suggested we live apart. I bought … 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
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