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Dear Abby: Dad can’t be thanked enough for helping pay bills

Dad can’t be thanked enough for helping pay bills Since our wedding, my father-in-law continually “reminds” us that he helped my wife financially after her divorce. To him what that means is when he calls on the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Wife with sketchy memory depends on husband for help

Wife with sketchy memory depends on husband for help When my wife was 17 (she’s now 54), she was in a car accident. [...] when I tell her that, she claims I am not being “supportive.” [...] because she suffered [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: 3 months after wedding, ‘the perfect man’ isn’t

Three months after our perfect wedding, it all began to unravel. All I have figured out is to start over and remain single as he is my third husband. [...] Time Around [...] you and your lawyer should bring this to [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Aunt seeks the right approach to niece in need of guidance

Aunt seeks the right approach to niece in need of guidance Long story short, my niece has been dating — for the second time — a man her father’s age. Worried Aunt in Texas Dear Worried Aunt: The girl heard what [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Hardworking dad doesn’t make young daughter a priority

Hardworking dad doesn’t make young daughter a priority [...] when he realizes he has a weekend day free (meaning I’m taking our 6-year-old daughter someplace he doesn’t need to be), he all of a sudden “finds” [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Mom wants to attach strings to treasured hand-me-downs

Mom wants to attach strings to treasured hand-me-downs Because the outfits were expensive, as our children outgrew them, we passed them on to my sister-in-law. When my youngest daughter was born, I asked her about the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man answers wife’s hurt feelings with angry shouts

Man answers wife’s hurt feelings with angry shouts Dear Abby: I have been married for two years, and my husband has three grown children. When I told him how hurt I was, he got less than an inch from my face and [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Best friend mad that bride set wedding for Passover

Explain that you will be unable to be part of her wedding party the same way you explained it to me. Because you are strictly observant, you should make clear to her why this religious observance takes precedence over [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Sisters’ lifelong rivalry escalates into silence

Sisters’ lifelong rivalry escalates into silence The older one claims her sister posted not-so-nice things about her. Unless both of your daughters are willing to accept counseling or mediation, they will not [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Sisters’ lifelong rivalry escalates into silence

Sisters’ lifelong rivalry escalates into silence The older one claims her sister posted not-so-nice things about her. Unless both of your daughters are willing to accept counseling or mediation, they will not [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Teen twins split on idea of going separate ways

Teen twins split on idea of going separate ways [...] please give me advice on how to make my sister understand that this is nothing against her. Twin Sister Dear Twin Sister: Like you, they shared a room and slept [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Bluesman’s wife feels no love after festival incident

Bluesman’s wife feels no love after festival incident Ray is a professional musician, so a lot of my time is spent supporting this, either by promoting his endeavors or accepting the fact that I will always come [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man yearns to quit job, live like a homesteader

Can you help me? The questions you need to answer are can you afford to live your dream right now and, if not, how long will you have to wait until you can achieve it? Unless you are sure about that, you should stay [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Widow reconsiders romantic overture from an old friend

Since the funeral, I have had a one-night stand with a nice younger man, but it was a failure for me physically. [...] I am leery. Will I be able to keep him from becoming a major presence in my home? [...] if you [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Family cycle of abuse is legacy of sexual predator

Family cycle of abuse is legacy of sexual predator After I got there I learned she had been molested by her mother’s father at the age of 3. “Grandpa” is currently serving a life sentence in prison. When I tried [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Mother’s constant presence doomed their relationship

Mother’s constant presence doomed their relationship Jenny is 35, and her mother cooks, cleans, does her laundry and makes her bed for her. If we went to a concert, we had to buy three tickets because Jenny always [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Without a grave site, paying tribute to mom gets creative

Without a grave site, paying tribute to mom gets creative Because she was cremated, there is no grave site to pay tribute to her. On Mother’s Day, I wanted to pay respects to both of our moms. Because my mom has no [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Boy can’t resist sneaking out to play with bullies

Boy can’t resist sneaking out to play with bullies When my neighborhood friends come to my house, I offer them some things (food, mostly) that are strictly off-limits, but it feels necessary. [...] these friends [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Suicide rate among older men is overlooked tragedy

Suicide rate among older men is overlooked tragedy According to the Centers for Disease Control, the rate of suicide for men 70 and older in the U.S. is more than double the overall suicide rate. Yet, with all of our [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Hospital patient receives surprise anatomy lesson

Hospital patient receives surprise anatomy lesson Dear Abby: I recently had to spend a night in the hospital following minor surgery. Other than saying, “Hey, lady, I can see your boobies when you bend over,” [Read entire story]