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Dear Abby: Booze in teen’s car was bought by her dad

Booze in teen’s car was bought by her dad When confronted, she told my wife the booze was for an upcoming party. Candy is only 16, so she can be forgiven her lapse in judgment. The legal age for consumption or [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Healthy seniors sought for historic Alzheimer’s study

Healthy seniors sought for historic Alzheimer’s study More than 10,000 Baby Boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day and enter the “age of risk” for Alzheimer’s disease. The good news is that we are now starting [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Wife used to swinging free now feels 1 string attached

Wife used to swinging free now feels 1 string attached Everything has always been “no strings attached.” Should I tell Nick or quit writing him on our swinging site? [...] what have you to gain by revealing your [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Nanny teaches acceptance, contrary to kids’ father

Nanny teaches acceptance, contrary to kids’ father [...] the father, who is absent due to work travel most of the time, teaches his children attitudes I strongly disagree with. The children have now begun to repeat [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Everything set for woman’s divorce except legal fee

Everything set for woman’s divorce except legal fee All my friends are either happily married or single, and I have no family to turn to for advice. Is there someplace I can turn to for help in ending this marriage, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Everything set for woman’s divorce except legal fee

Everything set for woman’s divorce except legal fee All my friends are either happily married or single, and I have no family to turn to for advice. Is there someplace I can turn to for help in ending this marriage, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Couple need help resolving potluck etiquette dilemma

Couple need help resolving potluck etiquette dilemma When staff members get together for a potluck meal, is it bad manners to eat whatever dish you brought? When we have these meals, I always feel like I should eat my [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Wife can’t relax with mother-in-law always barging in

Wife can’t relax with mother-in-law always barging in When my husband is here, she walks in, and if we have company, thinks she should join our guests. Keep all the entrances securely locked, especially the front [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Mother wants to give away baby clothes and cash in too

Mother wants to give away baby clothes and cash in too [...] it will cost a considerable amount to ship several boxes, and I could use the extra money myself if I sold the clothes at a tag sale. Would I be cheap if I [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Eligible woman doesn’t get why men don’t have a clue

Could you explain to me why, as a species, men are so blind and stupid? There are millions of smart, funny, sweet, attractive — even sexy — eligible women to whom men do not give a second glance, or even acknowledge [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Anger over infidelity casts shadow over pending birth

Anger over infidelity casts shadow over pending birth [...] the hurt I feel from his words over the past months is weighing heavy on me, especially with my new hormones. Become a single mother? Dear Needs: I do not [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Woman regrets ghosting over ‘those 3 little words’

Woman regrets ghosting over ‘those 3 little words’ Dear Disappeared: Because you feel an apology and an explanation are in order, I see no harm in offering them. Is there more to this than a guilty conscience? [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Midwestern man won’t join girlfriend in California

Midwestern man won’t join girlfriend in California Finding a job there wouldn’t be easy since construction is not booming as much. Or should I cut my losses and start over? Dear Long Distance: I don’t think you [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: ‘Luddite’ grandparents unwilling to reach out by Skype

Dear Abby: ‘Luddite’ grandparents unwilling to reach out by Skype [...] he will take their phone calls only occasionally, and enjoys the annual visit with them — but mainly because of the other relatives there. [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Husband finds jealous side emerging after baby’s birth

Husband finds jealous side emerging after baby’s birth [...] I kind of enjoy it. Did the misunderstanding make you feel insecure, or just angry and punitive? The arrival of a new baby can result in not only the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man trying to find himself may be lost cause for dating

Man trying to find himself may be lost cause for dating During that time I stayed busy focusing on my children and their needs. When a man says he “needs time to find himself” and breaks things off, it usually [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Wife in sexless marriage is looking for a way out

Wife in sexless marriage is looking for a way out Dear Abby: I have been married for three years. Five months after the wedding, my husband let me know that he wasn’t interested in having sex anymore. Other than the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Pink luggage strikes grad’s parents as awkward gift

Pink luggage strikes grad’s parents as awkward gift How do we broach the subject so we don’t cause hurt feelings or a rift? Warn your daughter in advance what the gift will be so she isn’t caught flat-footed on [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Small things go missing when daughter-in-law is around

When my son and his wife come to visit or we visit them, there’s always something missing from my house or from my suitcase (when we visit them). When they visit, it’s always small items like a china teacup, a nut [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man’s ‘i love you’ texts disappear after wedding

Man’s ‘i love you’ texts disappear after wedding Combining two families is hard, but we’re figuring it out. When we were dating, he would text me during the day to tell me he loved me. [...] that we’re [Read entire story]