Dear Abby
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Mom sees lonely life ahead for easily wounded daughter

DEAR ABBY — My daughter, "Roxanne," married right out of high school. Eleven years later she finally woke up and realized the man of her dreams was a deadbeat. She has now been divorced as … more

Baby in the buff causes grandma some concern

DEAR ABBY - My daughter "Scarlet" has a precious 18-month-old baby girl I'll call Sierra. Scarlet, her husband and the baby spend a lot of time at their beach house, where they have several full-time employees, including a nanny, housekeeper, cook … more

Wife's attraction to woman throws life into confusion

DEAR ABBY - I am a 50-year-old woman. I have been married to my husband for 28 years and never cheated. We have a good life together, and our sex life has always been great, but I have recently fallen in love with another woman. I haven't told … more

Tattoo with ex-wife's name bothers girlfriend

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend is divorced. His ex's name is tattooed on his arm. Although I don't like it, I realize that it was long ago and before I came into the picture. As we have grown closer over the last two years, I'm often tempted to ask him … more

Daughter's birth reawakens memories of abuse in dad

DEAR ABBY — My husband and I are proud parents of our first child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his childhood sexual abuse by his stepfather to … more

Military husband returns home only to ship out with his mom

DEAR ABBY — My husband, "John," recently returned from his fourth Middle East tour after having been gone for a year. As soon as he got back, his mother invited him and his two sisters on … more

Girlfriend is convinced that partner's parents dislike her

DEAR ABBY — Recently something has come up in my life that has pushed the shaky relationship between my girlfriend, "Linnay," and my parents to the front burner. She insists they do not … more

Woman wonders why she stays in joyless marriage

DEAR ABBY - I have been married for 30 years. Although my husband and I are both positive people, we have not had a happy marriage. He leads the life of a bachelor, including sex with other women and unilateral decision-making. He's outgoing, … more

Mother's feelings go beyond empty-nest syndrome

DEAR ABBY - I am suffering from a depression I think many mothers experience when they become empty nesters. Although my husband is supportive, I miss my 18-year-old so much that sometimes I'm tempted to drive to his college in Florida. My husband … more

Grandparent feels family has been drifting apart

DEAR ABBY - Two years ago, my son and his family moved a couple of hours away. He's my only child. I know he's busy with his wife, two children and his job, but I would like to hear from him more than every two weeks - or longer - just to know what … more

Man learns he may have a son he never knew about

DEAR ABBY - I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful kids. The youngest is 16. I recently found out I may have another son from a relationship prior to my marriage. The woman never notified me or asked for child support. I found … more

Couple differs on timing of when to start a family

DEAR ABBY - I have been in a strong relationship with my girlfriend for five years. We're very much in love. I have told her I don't want to get married and have kids until I have attained some level of success. She understands my desire to be a … more

Dad disapproves of toking in backyard at kids' party

DEAR ABBY - My wife and I know a couple whose daughter has been our daughter's playmate since they were infants. We all get along well and have gone to dinner, ball games and musicals together. However, when we go to their home for a gathering, the … more

Woman hurt about not being in bestie's wedding

DEAR ABBY - My best friend and I are middle-aged women. Throughout our long friendship, I have been one of the few people in her life who was there for her as she dealt with boyfriend problems, elderly parents, serious illnesses, deaths, etc. She … more

Grown child keeps visits with ex-stepfather a secret

DEAR ABBY - When I was in my first year of college, my mother divorced my stepdad. "Charlie" was part of my life for 12 years, but since their divorce, she insists I have no contact with him. Charlie visits the state where I now live several times a … more

Friend lends her wedding dress but isn't invited to wedding

DEAR ABBY — My co-worker and supposed friend asked if she could borrow my wedding dress because she thought it was so beautiful. I was thrilled to lend it to her and paid for the … more

Girlfriend questions texting from boyfriend's worried mom

DEAR ABBY — I have been dating "James" for almost a year. Things have been rough for him recently. His depression has led to school attendance issues, but we got through it. The problem is … more

Man admits to long-ago affair with best friend's wife

DEAR ABBY - I found out a month ago that my wife and my best friend had a relationship 40 years ago when we were in our 20s. My friend hinted about it, so I asked him point blank and he confessed. Obviously, if you can't trust someone, he's not … more

Bride-to-be plans walk down the aisle after dad's death

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend and I are talking marriage soon, and I'm already stressing over who will walk me down the aisle. I always planned for it to be my dad, but he passed away a month … more

Blowhard boyfriend wears out his hosts during annual trips

DEAR ABBY — My best friend of 40 years and her boyfriend live several states away from my husband and me. Every winter she and her friend expect to come to our home for a week. We simply … more
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