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Man puts alcohol problem on display in front yard

DEAR ABBY - I'm a widowed senior who has been dating a very kind man, "Ben," for three years. He's retired; I am not. He does things for and with me, and we enjoy traveling together. The problem is, Ben usually starts drinking about 3 p.m. at the … more

Should relative continue to pay for niece's insurance?

DEAR ABBY - My 25-year-old niece still lives at home. She works full time and attends college online. She's a hard worker who doesn't do drugs or engage in risky behavior. I pay her a bonus for every A she earns, and I also pay for her health … more

Marriage is in big trouble over husband's little lies

DEAR ABBY — I have been married to my husband for 22 years. We've been together for 26. We've had our ups and downs, and separated for three months back in 2008, but we went to marriage … more

Newly out teenager seeks dismissive mom's support

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 17-year-old girl and recently came out to my parents, who are stuck in the "it's just a phase" mindset. I used to be able to talk with my mom about everything, but now … more

Friendship marred by man's ill treatment of his wife

DEAR ABBY - I have a good male friend whose company I have enjoyed very much. He's outgoing and likes many of the same activities I do. Should I ever need anything, I know he would be there for me. Unfortunately, this same person is very … more

Celibacy before marriage has groom eager to wed

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 50-year-old male engaged to be married to my elementary school sweetheart, "Marie." This will be the second marriage for both of us. We've been dating for six years, three of which were a long-distance relationship. During a … more

Online guide helps parents identify child depression

DEAR ABBY - Seeing a child you love struggle with depression is a helpless feeling. Parents wonder how to talk to them as they withdraw from people and activities that used to bring them joy. You just want them to feel better again. Many times, … more

Single mom sees a future with two different men

DEAR ABBY - I am a 37-year-old divorced mom of two. I have recently gotten into relationships with two completely different men. One of them, "Steve," has the life I have always wanted, and he says he loves me more than life itself. The other, … more

Job applicant is devastated when dream falls through

DEAR ABBY — I recently was rejected for a job that would have turned into a career. I put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, and told everyone around me during the process that it was … more

Dating starts to cause cracks in circle of three best friends

DEAR ABBY — I'm 18 and was best friends with "Sam" for two years until we started dating 10 months ago. It has been so much fun. He is the first person I have truly loved. When we first … more

Man lost out on learning how to date in high school

DEAR ABBY - At what point does a man finally give up hope of finding a mate and accept that he may end up alone? I'm 29. I never had a chance to date in high school. My family farms, and when I was 14, my grandfather could no longer help my dad. … more

Foot-dragging boyfriend puts proposal on hold

DEAR ABBY - I'm 28 and have been dating my boyfriend, "Spencer," for 2 1/2 years. We've talked a lot about getting married. We know where we want it to be, who will be in our wedding party and what the theme will be. A year ago we discussed … more

Anger explodes in words, deeds woman later regrets

DEAR ABBY - I am 28 and I'm disgusted with myself about how I talk to my mother when I'm stressed out. I know it's not her. It's me. My other issue is road rage. When I'm behind the wheel and the cars ahead of me are going too slow or the drivers … more

Wife sickened by husband's beard in dinner plate

DEAR ABBY - My husband has a long, bushy, ugly beard. Although I don't like it, I realize he's entitled to wear his facial hair any way he likes it. The problem is, when he eats, his beard gets into … more

Neighbor wants to reach out after death of young mother

DEAR ABBY — I have just learned that a neighbor lost his wife. She died during childbirth. As a wife and mother, all I can think about is that newborn baby boy and his two beautiful … more

Teen without true friends puts blame on her parents

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 16-year-old girl, and I'm pretty sure I'm the most insecure thing on the planet. I always feel self-conscious. Although I guess it's normal for kids my age to feel like … more

Single mom puts effort into socializing with couples

DEAR ABBY - I have an answer for a question from "Excluded in the East" you printed on Sept. 24: "Why do married couples exclude single people?" As a single mom with three children for 15 years, I made the conscious decision to conduct myself as … more

Grandma loses sleep over troubled granddaughter

DEAR ABBY - My 18-year-old granddaughter ran away twice last year. She's now living with her boyfriend and refuses to have any contact with her dad. I know my son is very strict, and I'm pretty sure she could just no longer live by his rules. Her … more

Wife doesn't want to participate in swinging lifestyle

DEAR ABBY - My husband, to whom I've been married since July of 2016, has recently caved in to pressure from friends to participate in "swinger" behavior. He wants me to be included, but I don't want to. The other female has lesbian tendencies … more

Mother laments that her kids are underachievers

DEAR ABBY - I have grown children. All of them are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, adopting a pet, I have nothing to contribute. My … more
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