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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

Best friend's invitation loses appeal as details are revealed

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend's best friend asked if we could drive an hour to visit them and their children on Saturday. I've met her twice, and we have chatted a bit online. I have met her … more

Community's sunny surface hides neighborhood grudges

DEAR ABBY — My wife and I live in a small town in the Northwest. After many years here, feeling that a warmer climate may be better for us, we decided to retire and move to a 55-plus … more

Retired husband's wardrobe is too casual for wife

DEAR ABBY - When I met my husband, he dressed impeccably - suits, sharp sport coats, monogrammed shirts, freshly pressed dress slacks, top-of-the-line leather shoes. Even when we went out with friends for a casual night or a movie, he still dressed … 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

Family closes ranks against aggressive woman

DEAR ABBY - I need advice badly. A close family member has been living with a woman who sexually assaults people by grabbing their genitalia, kissing them forcibly on the mouth and touching their buttocks. She's completely without boundaries. We … more

Nurse in emotional tailspin after cancer diagnosis

DEAR ABBY - A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. I'm only 34. That's what I keep repeating to myself - I'm only 34. I feel lost. I'm mad at God and have lost my faith. I keep wondering "Why me?" "Why my family AGAIN?" "Why … more

Long-ago lovers reconnect despite daughters' objection

DEAR ABBY — I had a brief affair with a married man 36 years ago. "Jerry" had left his wife after learning she was sleeping with his best friend. Our affair ended and we went on with our … more

Mom still marks anniversary of marriage ending in divorce

DEAR ABBY — My parents were separated for most of my life and divorced 10 years ago. Dad and I don't talk much, but we do get together for special occasions and visits during vacations. … more

Friends push single woman to date, but offer no help

DEAR ABBY - I'm 37 and still single. I've never been able to keep a guy around very long. They've all given me different reasons, but the main theme is that I'm "too independent and better as a friend." I've kept some of my exes as friends, so there … more

Visiting is one-way street for sisters refusing to travel

DEAR ABBY - I have three sisters who won't come to visit me. I am older and their only brother. We are all in our 50s. We all get along great and have no issues. Seven years ago, I moved away from our hometown in Pennsylvania and bought houses in … 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

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

Plans to live together fall apart as boyfriend backs out

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend, "Chris," and I were planning on moving in together. We went apartment hunting and created a realistic budget we could both maintain. He was the one who brought up … 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

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

Marriage loses intimacy due to husband's disability

DEAR ABBY - Six years ago, my husband of 20 years was in a serious accident. He was placed on disability because of it. Because of the accident, he can't perform sexually because his "goods" don't work. I am many years younger than he is and … more

Bride feels mom is using wedding to spotlight herself

DEAR ABBY - Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. My weight has always been an issue with her, and I can't believe she would draw attention to it in this way. She called me a bridezilla … more
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