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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

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

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

Friend frustrated by woman's pattern of bad choices

DEAR ABBY - I have a friend who's 22 and has two children, which I helped her to deliver. She is also my neighbor. Since she moved in and divorced her husband, my husband and I have watched her make bad choices over and over again, starting with the … 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

Accident ends couple's plan to have kids together

DEAR ABBY - I am 15 years older than my boyfriend, "Spencer," and have two kids from a previous marriage. Spencer and I have been living together for the past 10 years. I planned to have his child, but was involved in an accident and now can no … 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

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

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

Woman feels long-distance relationship is one-sided

DEAR ABBY — I am in a long-distance relationship. I live in Kansas; he's in Michigan. Because we are 720 miles apart, phone calls, text messages and Skype are vital to the health of our … more

Single mom's frustrations, pain boil to the surface

DEAR ABBY — About 20 months ago, after I found out I was pregnant, I was abandoned by the father of my child. My mother had passed away a month before. So I was grieving, shocked to … more

Wife is blindsided by news of husband's past romance

DEAR ABBY — My husband, "Bill," and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team … 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

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

Wife on verge of divorce calls for a 1-year reprieve

DEAR ABBY - My husband has less and less interest in me. It started with the last presidential election. Since then, I have cut way back on politics because he doesn't want to hear any of it. Being an activist on several fronts, including politics … more

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

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

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

Options abound for retiree's wife to join explorations

DEAR ABBY - The wife of "Headed for the Open Road" will never forgive herself if she doesn't accompany her newly retired husband on his open-road adventures. After working 40 years and retiring from my third job, my life partner and I went … more
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