Dear Abby
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Man uses wife's work problems against her at home

DEAR ABBY - My husband tends to fight dirty, and I don't know how much more I can take. If we argue about some issue between us, he'll say something along the lines of, "This is why you have so much trouble with your colleagues at work." He knows … more

Girlfriend's young kids are challenge for veteran dad

DEAR ABBY - I'm 41 with two adult kids and my youngest, who is almost 15. For the last eight months I have been dating a woman with two kids - one is nearly 10 and the other is 4. We have a lot in common. We get along great, and I really like … 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

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

Man afraid to be alone starts affairs with married women

DEAR ABBY — My son has taken it upon himself to get romantically involved with two different married women. He's newly divorced after a long marriage and hates the idea of being alone. He … more

School's homecoming rules put teen in awkward position

DEAR ABBY — Homecoming is next month, and we are not allowed to take outside dates. My girlfriend goes to a different school and doesn't want me taking anyone else. My school is very small … more

Accident ends couple's plan to have kids together

DEAR ABBY - I am 15 years older than my boyfriend, "Spencer," and have two kids from a previous marriage. Spencer and I have been living together for the past 10 years. I planned to have his child, but was involved in an accident and now can no … more

Jealous girlfriend threatens sibling's relationship

DEAR ABBY - My brother and his girlfriend live together. One day I heard his ex-girlfriend had passed away suddenly, so I told him because I thought he should know. Well! His girlfriend messaged me and told me to mind my own business and stay away … more

Mom wants to shield kids from relative's new lifestyle

DEAR ABBY - A close relative has started working in the adult industry. She now dresses provocatively, showing lots of skin. She has also covered much of her body with tattoos and adopted the lifestyle of someone in that field. Our family assumes … more

Wife on verge of divorce calls for a 1-year reprieve

DEAR ABBY - My husband has less and less interest in me. It started with the last presidential election. Since then, I have cut way back on politics because he doesn't want to hear any of it. Being an activist on several fronts, including politics … more

Wife is blindsided by news of husband's past romance

DEAR ABBY — My husband, "Bill," and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team … more

Single mom's frustrations, pain boil to the surface

DEAR ABBY — About 20 months ago, after I found out I was pregnant, I was abandoned by the father of my child. My mother had passed away a month before. So I was grieving, shocked to … 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

Mom's rude behavior has eroded daughter's trust

DEAR ABBY - My mother did something very disrespectful. She picked up my former boyfriend and took him to her house, saying she needed help with her curtains or something. He said when she came back in the room, she just had on a slip, like she was … more

Man's social insecurities prolong his loneliness

DEAR ABBY - When I was a teenager, there were many times when I made things awkward. It continues today. I try to have normal conversations with people, but when I do, I have nothing to say. My mind goes blank, so I keep quiet and walk away. I feel … more

Jealousy, misunderstanding destroying relationship

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend and I love each other very much. But we're both so jealous we fight every day. The only time we get along is during sex and right after. Recently, he found an email I had written when we first got together in reply to a … more

Daughter tired of indulging mom's proselytizing friend

DEAR ABBY — There's this woman I've known since I was a child. She's a Jehovah's Witness I'll call Beatrice. She comes by my house every so often to share pamphlets and talk about her … more

Woman feels long-distance relationship is one-sided

DEAR ABBY — I am in a long-distance relationship. I live in Kansas; he's in Michigan. Because we are 720 miles apart, phone calls, text messages and Skype are vital to the health of our … more

Friend frustrated by woman's pattern of bad choices

DEAR ABBY - I have a friend who's 22 and has two children, which I helped her to deliver. She is also my neighbor. Since she moved in and divorced her husband, my husband and I have watched her make bad choices over and over again, starting with the … more

Boy's treatment of animals causes family alarm

DEAR ABBY - My 3-year-old grandson hurts animals. He's intelligent and articulate. He understands many concepts about all kinds of things. Frankly, I'm scared. It's because he is so intelligent and high-functioning. I feel he should have more … more
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