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Grandma needs help advising grandson on dating

DEAR ABBY - I have guardianship of my 12-year-old grandson. He has recently fallen head over heels for a girl in his class and wants to date her. I'm out of touch with the younger generation, and I'm not sure how to answer his questions, like, "Does … more

Food-loving family less than accepting of special diet

DEAR ABBY - I am a diagnosed narcoleptic. Medication helps with the symptoms, but not entirely. I looked into alternative options and found a fantastic diet. I recently went on it with amazing results. My dad's side of the family is Italian, and … more

Girl's old friends turn away when she returns to school

DEAR ABBY — My daughter has graduated from high school. She had been in a residential treatment program for depression the year and a half prior to returning to this school. Her old … more

Hard-working college student strives to be more organized

DEAR ABBY — I am a 20-year-old college student. After attending a local community college for two years, I will be starting classes at a four-year school. I make excellent grades, but I … more

Crush on married boss causes daily heartache

DEAR ABBY - I'm 20 years old and have a job in retail. I've been working here for a few years and am in a higher position than most associates. I'm in a relationship with my high school sweetheart, whom I truly love, but I'm also crazy about my … more

Talk of remarriage stirs questions about burial plots

DEAR ABBY - My brother-in-law "Charles" has earned the privilege of being buried in a military cemetery. He lost his wife, "Claire," to cancer 10 years ago; she is buried in their plot in the military cemetery with a headstone. Their children are … more

Wife of perfect husband cheats without remorse

DEAR ABBY - I have a wonderful husband of 11 years and three children. "Carl" is attentive, caring and always puts the needs of our family first. You could say he's everyone's dream husband. Long story short, I cheated on him while I was on … more

Old friend drops the ball on attempt to reconnect

DEAR ABBY - I recently reconnected with my best friend from high school. I moved out of state at the age of 30, and we lost touch. Turns out she lives about 70 miles from me. Neither of us married or had children. Someone told me where she works … more

Mom wants to ban alcoholic daughter from son's reception

DEAR ABBY — Our son and his fiancee are having a destination wedding. My husband and I are hosting a local reception here where we live because we would like our close family and friends … more

Romantic wedding dreams dim in tug-of-war over marriage

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend, "Pierre," and I have been a couple for 18 months. We moved in together three months ago. The trouble is, Pierre is French, and he doesn't believe in marriage. He … more

Son strives to revive memories of mom long gone

DEAR ABBY - I'm 52. My mom died when I was 11. It wasn't until I reached my mid-20s that I realized I have no memories of her, and few memories of my childhood before I was 11. Dad and I lived a few hours away from family, and after Mom passed, no … more

Late bloomer worries he is being labeled a playboy

DEAR ABBY - I have never been married. I've been perceived as a "playboy" for many years now. I don't mean to be, but when I sense the potential for a passionate romantic encounter with flowers, candy, champagne, pot (and an occasional Quaalude), … more

Disapproving son tries to end mother's romance

DEAR ABBY - I am a 64-year-old widow who lost my husband 5 1/2 years ago. I became reacquainted with a former classmate at a high school reunion, and we started dating. He makes me laugh, takes me to dinner and movies, and we have a great time … more

Long-distance love may be drifting further apart

DEAR ABBY - I am a retired male. My girlfriend is still working. We have been exclusive for three years. We live 300 miles apart, but see each other every two or three weeks for at least three days and, until now, have had a very good … more

Teens are kept in the dark about dad's office affair

DEAR ABBY — My husband of 20 years has blindsided me by announcing he's leaving. Come to find out he's "in love" with a co-worker and thinks they are soul mates. Our close friends and … more

Sisters working the streets reach out to find an escape

DEAR ABBY — I'm 19 and my sister is 16. We have been working as prostitutes here in our state and in several nearby ones. We know we need help, but we are afraid to ask for it. Hotlines … more

Niece's plans for college include breast enhancement

DEAR ABBY - My wife's niece, a high school senior, is a beautiful girl with an excellent, well-proportioned figure. Like many girls her age, she's narcissistic and obsessed with her looks, and constantly posting pictures of herself on social … more

Dad vows to boycott any events that include ex-wife

DEAR ABBY - My parents went through a bitter divorce five years ago and have had little to no contact since then. During the process of the divorce, their communication was through my siblings and me, which took a toll on us. However, despite the … more

Wife endures verbal abuse, loveless marriage

DEAR ABBY - I have been married to "Oscar" for more than 30 years. He has been inattentive for more than 25 of those years. Over the last 15 years, I have found erectile dysfunction medications in his vehicles. Oscar claims he knows nothing about … more

Medical privacy rules stymie 'Dad' to girlfriend's kids

DEAR ABBY - I am 32 and in a relationship with a 31-year-old single mother. Her son, "Steven," is 7. Her daughter, "Jessica," is 15. I am a stay-at-home dad. Both kids refer to me as "Dad," as I have been a part of Steven's life more than his … more
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