468x60 General & Logo

Dear Abby: It’s fine for dad, teen daughter to hold hands; critic should get a grip

Dear Abby: I went through a divorce recently and have already found a woman I love. I have children — three boys and a daughter — I love very much. I’m currently paying child support to my ex for my 15-year-old [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Fiance refuses to vacate house for wine-and-chick-flick ‘girls’ weekend’

Dear Abby: I live with my fiance, and we are being married in eight months. When I asked him if he would go and stay with his parents or some friends on a weekend when my girlfriend comes into town so we can have girl [Read entire story]

Thanksgiving prayer for peace seeks to bring world together

Dear Abby: Our organization, No Greater Love, honors America’s fallen and their families, and promotes peace. I am reaching out to invite you and your readers to become links in our Chain of Prayer for Peace. As you [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Dad who can’t drive loses connection to adult children

Dear Abby: My husband had a medical event that left him unable to drive. He is very isolated despite my efforts to keep him connected. His children live an hour away, and it’s up to me to drive him to them. They rarely [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man who hates his job drags girlfriend down with his griping

Dear Abby: I have been dating my boyfriend for three years. We have lived together for the last two. We have a great life together, but there is a problem I don’t know how to solve. “Jeremy” hates his job. We met [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Lesbian wonders why her live-in girlfriend needs pregnancy tests

Dear Abby: I am a lesbian. My girlfriend and I have been dating for six months. We have an awesome relationship and are very happy and open with each other. I know she has dated guys in the past — so have I — so [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Unhappy grandma wants her daughter’s man to throw on some shorts

Dear Abby: After my future son-in-law moved in with our daughter, my husband and I stopped by unannounced to visit. He answered the door in his underwear and never bothered to go put on a pair of shorts. We didn’t say [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Grieving family member urges smokers to quit deadly habit

Dear Abby: The winter months are hard for me. They remind me that another year has gone by without my father and my younger sister. Dad had been a smoker since his teens and died from pancreatic cancer at 39. I was 13, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Three-year age difference complicates teenage crush

Dear Abby: I’m a 17-year-old girl and a junior in high school. I have a crush on a guy who’s 14 and a freshman. I know age gaps don’t matter as much later on, but the difference between 17 and 14 can be drastic. [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Divorced dad cracks down over kids’ sexual curiosity

Dear Abby: My ex-husband and I have been divorced for three years and share custody of our 10-year-old daughter, who lives with me full time. Her father lives out of state and sees her during the summer months. Last year [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man who lost his ‘spark’ gets suggestions from readers

Dear Abby: I’m responding to “Wallowing in the North” (June 16), who has had a wonderful life and has accomplished all the goals he set out for himself at age 56, but now feels no “spark” to carry on. Abby, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: New carpet provokes old complaints from husband

Dear Abby: I have been married 45 years. My husband and I get along fine. There is just one thing that bugs me. When repairs need to be done outside the house, we have it done. We have also done some work inside. Twelve [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Father-in-law’s gifts of food turn pregnant woman green

Dear Abby: I am pregnant. Because of this, my father-in-law has started to dote on me, especially with food. He says cooking is his passion, but he’s a horrible cook. Every time he shows up, he brings something he [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Food gives overweight teen an escape from depression

Dear Abby: My 15-year-old granddaughter is an emotional eater and has gained a lot of weight. When she was quite young, her mother walked out, and that rejection, combined with her dad laying a lot of the household [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Girl sees red flags in her online friendship overseas

Dear Abby: I met this guy through a dating site. We began chatting and hit it off. We talk almost every day and have Skyped a few times. We’ve been getting closer and closer. I really like him, and he has told me he [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Runaway dad on dating site is guilty of false advertising

Dear Abby: Last year I had a baby with one of my college professors. He left me 10 days before our daughter was born and has never met her. I chased him through family court, and he gives me the bare minimum in [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Craving a sisterly visit without distrusted husband at her side

Dear Abby: My sister “Eileen” is married to her second husband, a man I’ll call Harry. He’s nice, but some of his choices landed him in jail for a while. I’m polite when we see him, but I don’t trust him. [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Little girl’s interest in boys worries single mom

Dear Abby: I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl. When she was 4, I decided there would be no parade of guys coming in and out of my life, or any at all. I have barely dated, and the few times I have gone out, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Boyfriend shows no interest in expanding family of 3

Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Kevin,” and I have been together for five years and have a 4-year-old son we are crazy about. For the past six months, I have been begging Kevin to have another child. Some days he’s all [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Grandma won’t stop giving treats to diabetic little boy

Dear Abby: I am a 29-year-old single mother of two small children. My 5-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I’m the only one in my family who has been trained in his care, so I understand the importance of [Read entire story]