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Couple fights to repair marriage after man cheats

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I have been married 23 years. A month ago, he slept with my daughter's best friend. As soon as it happened, he told me what he'd done. He said he felt like I didn't love him anymore and admitted he made a mistake. I can … more

Friend goes to bat with boss, wins co-worker a raise

DEAR ABBY - I have reached a crossroads with my career. I used to love my job. I play an important role at my company, and I'm good at what I do. Long term, it provides job security. However, the pay is subpar, and my recent request for a raise was … more

Timing is everything in family feud over leaving the table

DEAR ABBY — My wife and I have a disagreement about when a person should be allowed to get up from the table. We have an 8-month-old son whom we both want to grow up to have good manners. … more

Teen's flannel shirts become focus of fight with stepmom

DEAR ABBY — I am 17 and my sister, "Cheryl," is 16. She likes wearing flannel shirts, black leggings or jeans everywhere, especially to school, because they are comfortable. Sometimes she … more

Married couple clashes over wife's right to privacy

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I have been married 25 years. I was 19 and he was 28. Among a number of things we disagree about, there's the notion that he feels I should have zero privacy. If he finds out I locked the bathroom door or the bedroom door … more

Guests at mountain getaway are less than gracious

DEAR ABBY - Years ago, I bought a beautiful little cottage in the North Carolina mountains as a second home. I feel very lucky to be able to afford such a luxury and have always been generous, sharing it with family and friends. However, it has … more

Man feels uneasy about rough talk in the bedroom

DEAR ABBY - My wife and I have been married 25 years and have three adult children who no longer live with us. We are religious and belong to a conservative church. We have a satisfying sex life. About 15 years ago we started using graphic … more

Planned baby name renews pain of loss for family

DEAR ABBY - I come from a small, close family. Last year, we suffered a devastating loss. My cousin and her two children were killed in a car accident. We have all been profoundly affected by this loss, especially my aunt and uncle. Fast forward: … more

Old friend seeks encouraging words for mother of a criminal

DEAR ABBY — What do you say when a friend's son has committed a horrific crime? Does one say, "I'm sorry" or "Call me," or merely pat them on the shoulder and move on? Or, what? I know she … more

Daughter's birth reawakens memories of abuse in dad

DEAR ABBY — My husband and I are proud parents of our first child, a girl. Despite his excitement and pride, her arrival has caused his childhood sexual abuse by his stepfather to … more

Woman's old sweetheart can't win dad's approval

DEAR ABBY - I'm dating my grammar school and high school sweetheart, "Gary." We've known each other since I was 6. (I'm 33 now.) In high school, we dated for nine months and were in love, but he told lies to my dad, so Dad ordered him to stay away. … more

Loss of job puts end to man's affair with co-worker

DEAR ABBY - Back in 2013, a co-worker, "Jamie," and I fell in love. Both of us were married to other people, but everything felt perfect. It was a feeling I never had for anyone in my life before. Three years later, I lost my job. The day I was … more

Man unconvinced that girlfriend has no sex drive

DEAR ABBY - I'm 22, and my boyfriend wants sex, but I absolutely do not. I don't feel sexual desire - not at all. I'm asexual, but he refuses to believe me and insists my "past relations have scarred me" and that I "need to get over it." When I … more

Man jealous of boyfriend's friendship with woman

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 35-year-old gay man who's been in a serious relationship for five years. During the last year, my significant other, "Grady," has grown close with a female co-worker of mine he met at my office party. (I'll call her Tina.) They … more

Girlfriend questions texting from boyfriend's worried mom

DEAR ABBY — I have been dating "James" for almost a year. Things have been rough for him recently. His depression has led to school attendance issues, but we got through it. The problem is … more

Friend lends her wedding dress but isn't invited to wedding

DEAR ABBY — My co-worker and supposed friend asked if she could borrow my wedding dress because she thought it was so beautiful. I was thrilled to lend it to her and paid for the … more

One-way friendship ends, but feelings of guilt remain

DEAR ABBY - My "friend" from childhood, "Camille," has never had my back. I have done the heavy lifting in our friendship our whole lives. While I was on vacation two years ago, she was diagnosed with cancer. I came home immediately and drove to … more

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
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