Dear Abby
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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

Man's choice of wedding day steals spotlight from stepmom

DEAR ABBY — I'm struggling because my stepson has chosen to get married on my birthday. I have been his stepmom for 18 years. It feels like a punch in the chest. My in-law family members … 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

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

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

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's desire to be a mom grows stronger over time

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I are 15 years apart in age. We have been together for six years, married a year and a half. He is my entire world, my best friend and soul mate. When we first met, he told me he didn't think he wanted another child (he … more

Work leaves single mom with little time for son

DEAR ABBY — I'm 29. I had a son six years ago and left my ex because he didn't want to be a father. He chose to party instead. I had to file a name change for my son, and custody was hard … more

Boyfriend's secretive behavior raises questions of sexuality

DEAR ABBY — I am 19 and love my boyfriend a lot. He is very sweet and would do anything for me. However, I am beginning to think there may be someone else. The someone else is male. My … more

Parents fail to keep promises to help ailing daughter

DEAR ABBY - I suffer from a debilitating, rare, chronic illness. Two years ago, my parents convinced me to move across the country to live with them in a city I've never lived in. They promised it would be "only for a year," they'd pay the cost of … more

Message left on voicemail upsets bulimia patient

DEAR ABBY - My psychi-atrist's office left a very sensitive voicemail about my bulimia on a message machine shared with other individuals. Our voicemails are sent transcribed to everyone's email accounts. Since my complaint (which was an argument … 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

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

Former Plain Jane becomes obsessed with her looks

DEAR ABBY — When I was in my teens, and even into my 20s and 30s, I was a Plain Jane. I had little self-confidence. But strangely, I'm one of those people who has gotten better looking as … 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

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

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

Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

DEAR ABBY - When I was 16 and wanted to get married, my father suggested I write to Dear Abby (your mom was writing the column back then) and ask her opinion. He said he would agree with what she said. I did, and Abby wrote me back. We did get … 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

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
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