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Young divorcee is reluctant to talk about her marriage

DEAR ABBY — When I was 18, I married someone who, at the time, I loved very much. It happened sort of spur of the moment. Not even six months into the marriage, he cheated on me. I am now 20, … more

Readers advocate respect for opposing viewpoints

DEAR ABBY - I'm writing regarding "Open-Minded in the South," the Christian woman who's a supporter of the LGBTQ community. She's concerned about her boyfriend's mother's inability to see her viewpoint and the effect it would have on future kids. I … more

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be just for lovers

DEAR ABBY - Valentine's Day is here and, to be honest, I don't know much about St. Valentine. So I wonder if he meant the day to only be about lovers. Is there any reason I shouldn't send valentines to my friends? Why should anyone feel bad … more

May-December romance trips on question of kids

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 67-year-old single white man. My girlfriend is 21 and African-American. We have been together a year and a half and are deeply in love. We have lots of fun together and go out and do things. When we are out together, people … more

Future 2nd wife wants man's name all to herself

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend and I both got divorced about the same time, but his took much longer to become final. It is finally over, so we have begun talking seriously about marriage and starting a family. During one of our conversations, he … more

Discovery of genetic disorder forces confession of affair

DEAR ABBY — Ten years ago, I had an affair with a married man that resulted in a pregnancy and then a miscarriage. I was also married at the time. Pathology testing revealed that the child … more

Family registers disapproval by unfriending man's fiancee

DEAR ABBY — After two years of dating, my boyfriend and I recently got engaged. We're in our 30s and grew up in the same town. It will be a second marriage for both of us. We were each … more

Bathroom peeper stuns retirement home employee

DEAR ABBY - Something happened at work that has me traumatized. I work at a retirement house for a convent. The nuns are sweet, kind and easy to get along with. But last week while I was using the bathroom, a nun decided to be a Peeping Tom while I … more

Single mom drawn to man with terminally ill wife

DEAR ABBY - I am a single mom. A few months ago I met a man who contacted me on social media. After meeting him, I realized he was married, but he was not happy. Unfortunately, his wife has a terminal illness, and he feels obligated to care for her … more

Three's a crowd for wife in 'Shades of Grey' marriage

DEAR ABBY - I've been married to my best friend for nine years. We have our ups and downs, but we're generally happy. When "Fifty Shades of Grey" came out, I told him I was interested in exploring that scene. He was thrilled because he's always been … more

Budding relationship fades with man's missing smile

DEAR ABBY - I need your advice. I'm a 66-year-old woman who has been single most of my life. I am semi-retired and don't look or act my age. I recently met the man of my dreams on a dating app. We are the same age, and the attraction is mutual. … more

Daughter of an addict frowns on her husband's drinking

DEAR ABBY — My mother-in-law was a drug addict for most of my wife's life. Because of this, my wife refuses to use any addictive substances, including alcohol. I enjoy having a beer or … more

Adult child sees too much togetherness in family trip

DEAR ABBY — This spring, my entire family will be traveling 15 hours away for a wedding. I was excited about it until my family started making plans. I'm 21 and live alone, so I'm pretty … more

Wife resents playing 2nd fiddle to brother-in-law

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I have been married for 12 years. Things are generally good, but we keep having the same old argument related to his little brother. They have a close relationship, which is great, but I often end up feeling like I'm … more

Last rites for dying wife were comfort to her family

DEAR ABBY - My wife, a convert to reform Judaism, died this past year. The day before she passed, while she was in a coma, Roman Catholic family members asked if they could bring in a priest. I said OK because I knew it meant a lot to them. A priest … more

Man seeking commitment finds casual sex instead

DEAR ABBY - What are your thoughts about having a sex-only arrangement with an ex? Most of the women I've dated have contacted me after the relationship was over hoping to have "no-strings-attached" sex on a regular basis. I have always refused … more

Party guest hides mishap on sofa under pillows

DEAR ABBY - We need some advice. Recently we hosted our annual holiday party and invited all of our neighbors and friends. Our invitation stated that the party would run between 5 and 11:30 so our guests could also attend other parties that might be … more

Impact of depression on family and friends is focus of survey

DEAR READERS — The departments of psychiatry and medicine at Tufts Medical Center want to learn more about the impact caregiving has on family members and friends of people who have been … more

Sibling sees signs of abuser in brother who beats up on her

DEAR ABBY — When I read the column about the warning signs of an abuser in your archives, I was scared to realize that my older brother is one. He has most of the qualities you pointed out … more

Shy guy overcoming addiction feels alone, empty

DEAR ABBY - I'm a 28-year-old male who has never had a girlfriend or a meaningful relationship. I'm well-educated, nice-looking and have a good sense of humor. But I get shy and nervous around the opposite sex. Compounding that, I seem to have a … more
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