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Dear Abby: Comments from dad cause childless daughter pain

Comments from dad cause childless daughter pain Dear Abby: I am a 40-year-old childless single woman. Recently, he made an offhand remark that I was “selfish” for not having had any. How do I approach him about [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man puts out welcome mat only for his side of family

A few months ago, my sister called me at 9 p.m. She was driving through on her way to Florida with her 7-year-old daughter and had been trying for an hour to find a hotel at that point. No, you’re not wrong. Because [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Old friend’s sudden withdrawal hard to get past

[...] when I asked her what was wrong, she emailed me that our friendship “wasn’t working” for her and she wished me well. Around the time she stopped talking to me, she also cut ties with two other friends, and a [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Couple’s parents pressuring them not to have kids

Couple’s parents pressuring them not to have kids Dear Abby: I have been married for almost five years, and my husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby. On top of all the pressure our families are putting [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Mom wonders if honesty is best policy on jail time

Mom wonders if honesty is best policy on jail time [...] I feel like it’s sending a mixed message if I tell him it’s OK to lie about this particular issue. How should I handle this? To Tell the Truth Jimmy needs [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Family clamors for classic meat loaf recipe

Family clamors for classic meat loaf recipe [...] we have been unable to locate that recipe anywhere and don’t remember how to make it. Could you reprint the recipe for me? Dear Jenna: I’m pleased to share that [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: When man is ready to talk, his wife can’t stay awake

When man is ready to talk, his wife can’t stay awake While she has no problem staying awake to watch TV or going out with her friends on the weekend, she usually falls asleep right in the middle of what I’m [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Sibling wants clean break from men with criminal past

Sibling wants clean break from men with criminal past Dear Abby: I have known for a long time that once both of my parents were gone, I would cease contact with my brothers. Abby, one brother went to jail for murder, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Can relationship survive couple’s many differences?

Can relationship survive couple’s many differences? Dear Abby: I have been in a two-year relationship with a man who is loving and intelligent. For a while, he wanted to wait for a few of his financial issues to be [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Reader’s criticism stings hard-working young writer

Reader’s criticism stings hard-working young writer Dear Abby: I’m a columnist who writes various news, feature and column stories. If you think readers are going to fill your inbox with nothing but praise for your [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Boyfriend’s doting mom makes alone time hard to find

Boyfriend’s doting mom makes alone time hard to find Dear Abby: I’m starting to worry about my boyfriend’s relationship with his mother. The problem is, his mother comes over constantly, and she waits on him hand [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Nurse won’t stop snooping in family medical records

Nurse won’t stop snooping in family medical records Dear Abby: I put a family member through nursing school. Since becoming an R.N. and getting a job in a hospital, he has told me that, with “the best [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: For mother rewriting will, time with children is money

For mother rewriting will, time with children is money Dear Abby: I divorced my narcissistic husband after our children were raised. Over the years, I have tried to have a relationship with all of my children and their [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Mom’s past relationship is subject of sons’ curiosity

Mom’s past relationship is subject of sons’ curiosity When I was a young, newly divorced, single mother, I returned to college. Over time, the friendship became more than platonic. During the course of the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Divorcee can’t get dental resident out of her head

Divorcee can’t get dental resident out of her head The clinic allows a dental resident to work on your issue under the supervision of a practiced dentist. At first, I couldn’t believe it was possible, given the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Friend intends to keep seizures secret, keep driving

Friend intends to keep seizures secret, keep driving Periodically, we hear in the media about tragedies that happened because someone had a seizure and drove into a restaurant, a shop window, etc. For someone with an [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Daughter throws in the towel on fighting mother’s grudge

Six years ago, not long after I announced to my family that I was going to be married, my parents decided to divorce because Dad had been cheating on Mom. Because I allowed him to walk me down the aisle, she didn’t [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Visit from daughter’s clan comes with heap of dog fur

Visit from daughter’s clan comes with heap of dog fur When my daughter and her family come to visit, they are very messy. The dogs shed terribly. In their home, clothes are thrown everywhere on the floor. Must I [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Teen struggles after heroin addiction claims dad’s life

Teen struggles after heroin addiction claims dad’s life Heroin controlled Dad’s life ever since I was little, but that never stopped me from being me. The mental picture comes back to me randomly throughout the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Schoolgirl won’t stop bullying despite friend’s pleas

Schoolgirl won’t stop bullying despite friend’s pleas How I can get through to her so she understands that she’s hurting someone’s feelings? People bully others for a variety of reasons. Among them, because [Read entire story]