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Women's opposing viewpoints could doom couple's future

DEAR ABBY — I am a Christian who is passionate and vocal about being an ally to the LGBTQ community. I have close family members and friends who are part of that community, so I never … more

Lighthearted wedding invitation irritates recipient

DEAR ABBY - We received a wedding invitation in the mail today from my husband's nephew. First of all, we are to RSVP by tomorrow. (WHAT?) Here are our options in responding: Gladly attend Regretfully decline Resentfully … more

Gamer booted from house shames dad on Facebook

DEAR ABBY - My 23-year-old son does not want to work and spends all his time playing video games. He's obsessed with them. He disrespects my house - and me - by not cleaning his room. I don't know what to do. He's my son, but he is a user and … more

Student earns failing grade as vacation house-sitter

DEAR ABBY - Our family went away for a two-week vacation. One of my co-workers suggested I hire her daughter to stay in our home and take care of our pets and plants in our absence. The daughter is 20 years old and a student. We agreed upon a … more

Family draws line at holidays with a sex offender

DEAR ABBY - I have a nephew who is a Level III sex offender. My mom wants him at her house for the holidays, but none of the other family members plan to attend with their kids if he's there. Mom insists we should forgive him and can't understand … more

Obsession with politics turns friendship into one-way street

DEAR ABBY — I have a friend who constantly talks about all the negative politics going on today. I'm sick of hearing it. It's not because I don't care or disagree, but it has become the … more

Daughter is last to learn of new love in dad's life

DEAR ABBY — My father began dating four years after my mother passed away from a terrible bout with cancer. He and I have always been close; in fact, I have always considered him to be one … more

Men's group chat blasted for sharing explicit photos

DEAR ABBY - I must take issue with your response to "Tired of Behinds," who was upset that her fiance is part of a men's group chat that includes sending and receiving of pornographic female images. While "boys will be boys" has been the reigning … more

Friendship between moms ends over race for charity

DEAR ABBY - The 14-year-old son of a friend of mine is having self-esteem issues and apparently is going through a very rough patch. Our family likes to participate in charity races. My boy, 13, is a talented athlete who, according to my friend, is … more

Grandmother still waiting for thank-yous from teens

DEAR ABBY - It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers. My teenage grandchildren have never thanked me for a birthday or Christmas gift. I gave … more

Cheating man bad-mouths wife who left him for another

DEAR ABBY - I'm ashamed to admit this, but years ago I had an affair with a married man. His wife had no idea, but all of his friends knew about it. She recently left him because she met someone else, and he's not only bad-mouthing her, but also … more

New employee strives to keep gastric surgery under wraps

DEAR ABBY — I had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) five months ago. I left my previous job because the way I was treated by my employer and co-workers changed drastically after my … more

Time, distance cause fast friends to begin drifting apart

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 15-year-old girl and a sophomore in high school. Last year I went to school across the country. While I was there, I became best friends with this girl, "Amelia." We did … more

Daughter given everything gives heartache in return

DEAR ABBY - Ever since high school, our adult daughter has had mood swings. My wife and I thought she'd grow out of it as she matured, but she hasn't. At her request we sent her to a university far away, and we were proud that she earned her … more

Extra place set at table helps combat holiday blues

DEAR ABBY - I read that there's a suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds. Numbers rise at holiday time. Feeling like a child whose nose is pressed against a window, seeing others from the outside as they enjoy the warmth of the moment, can … more

Notebook left by stepson reveals love for a man

DEAR ABBY - My stepson "Arnold" recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I'd use. Inside was a journal entry he had made last year about someone he loved. The problem is, it's directed to another man. I want to … more

Family in constant squabble about eating leftovers

DEAR ABBY - My wife and I have three teenagers - 18, 16 and 14. My wife cooks for them every day or buys them fast food. I always eat leftovers, which the fridge is full of. Our children refuse to eat leftovers or cook for themselves, and they … more

Overbearing dad makes living at home aggravating for son

DEAR ABBY — I'm a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I'm currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house. I … more

Teacher weighs reaching out to former student behind bars

DEAR ABBY — Twelve years ago, I taught a boy I'll call Brandon in my first-grade class. I was very fond of him, and we had a strong connection. I knew Brandon had a tough home life and did … more

Mom's death leads to sibling war over her house

DEAR ABBY - My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night. I took charge of her medical care and finances after Dad died 10 years ago. After Mom's funeral, my brother insisted he would … more
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