Dear Abby
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Late bloomer worries he is being labeled a playboy

DEAR ABBY - I have never been married. I've been perceived as a "playboy" for many years now. I don't mean to be, but when I sense the potential for a passionate romantic encounter with flowers, candy, champagne, pot (and an occasional Quaalude), … more

Couple disagrees on selection of bathroom art

DEAR ABBY - I'm a married woman in my 30s. My husband and I own a home, which I have decorated to our taste with the exception of "my" bathroom. My husband and I use separate bathrooms. Mine is the … more

Exhausted mom feels like she gets no help from dad

DEAR ABBY - I am a working mother of three who may be battling postpartum depression. I feel like I am parenting alone. I get the kids out of the house by myself in the morning before my husband even drags himself out of bed. I drop the kids off. I … more

Truth about man's past cloud hopes for bright future

DEAR ABBY - I recently started dating a man who, until now, has been everything I wanted - respectful, kind, caring, funny, the list goes on. He's recently divorced, and from what I know, he was unfaithful to his wife with many long-term side … more

Niece's plans for college include breast enhancement

DEAR ABBY - My wife's niece, a high school senior, is a beautiful girl with an excellent, well-proportioned figure. Like many girls her age, she's narcissistic and obsessed with her looks, and constantly posting pictures of herself on social … more

Brother's fiancée unaware of his opiate addiction

DEAR ABBY - My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially. My brother is engaged to a very kind woman - a mother of three he met four months ago. She's not aware of his lies, … more

Wife annoyed that husband relieves himself outside

DEAR ABBY - We moved to the country, but we're not really far out of town. My educated, urbane, professional husband now bypasses our 2 1/2 bathrooms and relieves himself outdoors in a "king of all he surveys" pose. We no longer have children … more

Husband asks wife to watch internet porn with him

DEAR ABBY - My husband is retired. Except for golf a few times a week, he's home all the time. He has taken to looking at porn a lot when he is home, including pictures and reading racy stories. When I come home from work, he's on the computer. … more

Family urges bride to pick cousin as maid of honor

DEAR ABBY - I have an extremely difficult decision to make. I recently got engaged to the love of my life. However, with this comes the decision of who should be my maid of honor. Until a couple of years ago, the choice was obvious - my cousin. … more

Retired man won't interact with his own generation

DEAR ABBY - My husband, who is retired, now prefers to talk exclusively to people under 21. He says he is "mentoring" them, though I haven't seen any indication of this. He says he has no interest in talking to people our age, so when we get … more

Man must choose between wife, pregnant mistress

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have two beautiful children. I recently found out that for the last two years, he has been having an affair, and his mistress is now three months pregnant. When I confronted him … more

Trampoline poses possible risk for tanning neighbor

DEAR ABBY - I have really nice neighbors, and we're always pleasant to each other. We put up a large above-ground pool in our backyard, and they put up a trampoline. I would like to enjoy our pool (how to put this delicately?) without tan lines. … more

Medical privacy rules stymie 'Dad' to girlfriend's kids

DEAR ABBY - I am 32 and in a relationship with a 31-year-old single mother. Her son, "Steven," is 7. Her daughter, "Jessica," is 15. I am a stay-at-home dad. Both kids refer to me as "Dad," as I have been a part of Steven's life more than his … more

Age blocks daughter from joining mom's social club

DEAR ABBY - I am part of a small social ladies group. The eight of us range in age from mid-50s to late-60s. We get together once a month for lunch, a movie, dinner, shopping, etc. I look forward to it, and we always have a good time. Recently, … more

Choice made before difficult birth haunts mom

DEAR ABBY - Twelve years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. It was a difficult pregnancy and delivery due to a medical condition my daughter was diagnosed with in the womb. The doctors let my husband and me know there could be problems … more

Military marriage suffers from frequent separation

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I are both active duty military. We've been married for three years and have an 18-month-old daughter. My husband is sweet, handsome and a great father. We got married very quickly, and I think that's where our problems … more

Wife endures verbal abuse, loveless marriage

DEAR ABBY - I have been married to "Oscar" for more than 30 years. He has been inattentive for more than 25 of those years. Over the last 15 years, I have found erectile dysfunction medications in his vehicles. Oscar claims he knows nothing about … more

Sisters working the streets reach out to find an escape

DEAR ABBY — I'm 19 and my sister is 16. We have been working as prostitutes here in our state and in several nearby ones. We know we need help, but we are afraid to ask for it. Hotlines … more
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