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Mom charges daughter-in-law rent after wedding

DEAR ABBY - My mother-in-law owns the building my husband and I live in. I moved in with him about a year ago, before we were married. Because she owns the building, she doesn't charge her son rent to live there but asks that he help manage the … 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

Loyal worker is out of a job following knee replacements

DEAR ABBY — After 16 years of loyal and dedicated service to my employer, I find myself out of work. Months ago, I needed double knee replacements. I gave him three months' notice about my … more

Hormones may be to blame for unexpected mood swings

DEAR ABBY — This is in response to "Crying Myself to Sleep" (June 2), who is having drastic mood swings, including crying, depression and anger. I experienced these, and it was not only … more

Mom worries nonstop as daughter leaves for school

DEAR ABBY - I'm the proud mom of a wonderful 21-year-old daughter whom I find myself worrying about more and more lately. She just graduated from our local college and is heading to medical school in another state six hours away. Rationally, I … more

Policeman upset by mom using him to scare child

DEAR ABBY - The media give us stories of racial conflict and the shooting of police officers almost daily, and every reporter and news anchor proposes solutions. As a Hispanic police officer in a small city, I have an observation. I was having … more

Family is divided by predator in their midst

DEAR ABBY - A number of years ago, it came out that my brother-in-law had raped and molested his two daughters and two granddaughters. It tore our family apart. Although my sister said she intended to divorce him, she never did. She also didn't … more

Baby in day care plays favorites among the staff

DEAR ABBY - I am a child care provider working with infants. Two of us work in the nursery and share responsibilities. One baby has become extremely attached to me, to the point that I can't take a break or go to lunch without him screaming until … more

Man's devotion to his mom spoils wife's travel plans

DEAR ABBY — I have been married to my husband for 38 years. We both had long professional careers and saved diligently for our retirement. Our children are on their own and doing well with … more

Teen's tenuous relationship with dad gets uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY — My dad has never really been in the picture. He just pops back in and out whenever he wishes and leaves when things get too hard. He has never had a job or a home since he … more

Friends add to woman's grief by not checking on her

DEAR ABBY - I'm a retired woman living in a condo complex that houses mostly seniors. During the eight years I have lived here, I've always participated in several monthly social events, and have … more

Friends add to woman's grief by not checking on her

DEAR ABBY - I'm a retired woman living in a condo complex that houses mostly seniors. During the eight years I have lived here, I've always participated in several monthly social events, and have served on the condo association board. I know most of … more

Visits with parents bring tears to daughter's eyes

DEAR ABBY - My parents live a simple life, enjoying their days as retirees. They invite me to join them for special occasions at their house (my childhood home) and although the house is organized and tidy, I become ill when I spend more than a few … more

Photo of naked stepsister is not a laughing matter

DEAR ABBY - I don't like my stepsister, and when she stays with us, I'm forced to share a room with her. The last time she was here I got so mad at her I pretended to send a text message on my cell and secretly took a picture of her as she got out … more

Man loses focus on life after close friend's death

DEAR ABBY - A lifelong friend of mine has died unexpectedly. Because he was my age, this brought up issues of my own mortality. We'd had our ups and downs over 25 years, but he moved cross-country to the same city as I'm in and was there for many … more

Woman seeks reconciliation after betrayal ends friendship

DEAR ABBY — Five years ago, someone I thought was my best friend betrayed me. I had developed a relationship with a married mutual friend. My best friend felt it was her "right and duty" … more
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