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Woman's higher income may bruise boyfriend's ego

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend, "Hal," and I have been dating for a year and a half, living together for six months. I'm afraid he feels emasculated. Because I make more money than he does, a lot of the responsibility for paying the bills lands on me. We … more

Happy couple seeks way to support troubled friends

DEAR ABBY - Occasionally, married friends will come to my husband and/or me venting about their marital problems. We have been through a few rough patches during our 12 years of marriage, and during those times, we sought help from family, friends … more

Off-and-on relationship may be off after confession

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend, "Al," and I have been together for two years off and on. We dated casually for six months before we decided to be exclusive. Unbeknownst to him, I was also sleeping with someone else, "Brandon." Al and I had a fight and … more

Wife of man with Parkinson's wants to date others

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 72-year-old married woman. My husband has atypical Parkinson's and can no longer talk or walk. I exercise six days a week, but I need someone to talk to, to share life with. I tell my husband what I do each day, but of course, … more

Son throws tantrum after wedding gift is cut in half

DEAR ABBY - I was working out of town in a position that paid a good salary. When my adult son proposed to his girlfriend, I told him I'd try and give him $10,000 for the wedding. Well, things changed. I had to return home for good, and my salary … more

Love is lost in marriage after years of spousal rape

DEAR ABBY - I have been married 14 years and have two children. The first three years of marriage were great. We both cared for and respected each other. As our children grew older and our jobs have become more demanding, my husband has changed … more

Man waiting in the wings tires of one-way romance

DEAR ABBY - I have been communicating with this girl I work with who is currently seeing a guy she's been with for four years. We have a strong connection and physical attraction, and we have both disclosed our feelings to each other. We … more

Girl feels guilty for actions during brief breakup

DEAR ABBY - I am a 17-year-old senior and have been dating the same boy for two years. A month ago, he told me he wanted to break up "because he needed some time to figure out what he wanted." I was devastated but agreed. Two weeks later, he told me … 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

Young man longs to get away from family strife

DEAR ABBY - I'm an 18-year-old guy who's having troubles regarding my family. My parents are divorced, and I moved out of my mom's house after I graduated. After the divorce, I flipped back and forth between living with either Mom or Dad. I moved … more

Past abuse undermines wife's focus on happy new marriage

DEAR ABBY — I'm 42 years old and in my second marriage. My first husband was very abusive. My second loves me, respects me, defends me and has brought out the best in me. But I don't feel … more

Flirtatious co-worker dials back after his ex returns

DEAR ABBY — I have a crush on a guy I work with. I'm 19, and he's 26. He has a kid, which actually doesn't bother me. I love kids and have taken care of them most of my life. My problem is … more

Friendship marred by man's ill treatment of his wife

DEAR ABBY - I have a good male friend whose company I have enjoyed very much. He's outgoing and likes many of the same activities I do. Should I ever need anything, I know he would be there for me. Unfortunately, this same person is very … more

Wife loses desire for physical intimacy with husband

DEAR ABBY - I'm not attracted to my husband. I love him and don't want to live without him, but I do not want to be physically intimate with him. I know it is unfair to him, and I have tried everything from antidepressants to meditation to diet, but … more

With dad out of the country, boyfriend takes on parenting

DEAR ABBY — My husband's brother split from his wife, "Charlotte," five years ago and now works and lives in another country. The brothers are still quite close. His school-age daughters … more

Despite their divorce, ex-wife treats man like a best friend

DEAR ABBY — My ex-wife and I were married for 29 years. Then she had an affair with a co-worker's husband. Now that we're divorced, she thinks we should be the best of friends! If she has … more

Mom assisting son's job hunt stymied by internships

DEAR ABBY - My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus job experience. Because he hasn't had much luck applying online, I have been calling local businesses to see what's … more
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