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Dear Abby: Dating starts to cause cracks in circle of three best friends

Dear Abby: I’m 18 and was best friends with “Sam” for two years until we started dating 10 months ago. It has been so much fun. He is the first person I have truly loved. When we first started dating, we weren’t [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man comes up short learning how to date in high school

Dear Abby: At what point does a man finally give up hope of finding a mate and accept that he may end up alone? I’m 29. I never had a chance to date in high school. My family farms, and when I was 14, my grandfather [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man comes up short learning how to date in high school

Dear Abby: At what point does a man finally give up hope of finding a mate and accept that he may end up alone? I’m 29. I never had a chance to date in high school. My family farms, and when I was 14, my grandfather [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Anger explodes in words, deeds woman later regrets

Dear Abby: I am 28 and I’m disgusted with myself about how I talk to my mother when I’m stressed out. I know it’s not her. It’s me. My other issue is road rage. When I’m behind the wheel and the cars ahead of [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Husband’s long beard is hard for wife to stomach at dinner

Dear Abby: My husband has a long, bushy, ugly beard, and although I don’t like it, I realize he’s entitled to wear his facial hair any way he likes it. The problem is, when he eats, his beard gets into his plate and [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Husband’s long beard is hard for wife to stomach at dinner

Dear Abby: My husband has a long, bushy, ugly beard, and although I don’t like it, I realize he’s entitled to wear his facial hair any way he likes it. The problem is, when he eats, his beard gets into his plate and [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Neighbor wants to reach out after death of young mother

Dear Abby: I have just learned that a neighbor lost his wife. She died during childbirth. As a wife and mother, all I can think about is that newborn baby boy and his two beautiful sisters. I would like to offer help to [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Grandparents floored when fiancee tells man to cut family ties

Dear Abby: I love my grandson dearly. He lived with us off and on growing up because there were problems in his birth family. Our relationship was always close and loving. When he grew up, he joined the military and met [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Insecure teen believes abusive words parents hurled at her

Dear Abby: I’m a 16-year-old girl, and I’m pretty sure I’m the most insecure thing on the planet. I always feel self-conscious. Although I guess it’s normal for kids my age to feel like this, it’s at a whole [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Single mom puts real effort into socializing with married friends

Dear Abby: I have an answer for a question from “Excluded in the East” you printed on Sept. 24: “Why do married couples exclude single people?” As a single mother with three children for 15 years, I made the [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Runaway granddaughter avoids grandma’s attempts to connect

Dear Abby: My 18-year-old granddaughter ran away twice last year. She’s now living with her boyfriend and refuses to have any contact with her dad. I know my son is very strict, and I’m pretty sure she could just no [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Mother laments that her kids lack accomplishment and drive

Dear Abby: I have grown children. All of them are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, adopting a pet, I have [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Eighth-grader issues warning after friend shares nude photo

Dear Abby: I’m writing to you about an experience I had that might be useful to girls my age and older. I’m in eighth grade, and I’m friends with more boys than girls. Today in manufacturing class, I was hanging [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man who left wife high and dry now begs for a second chance

Dear Abby: I was divorced for 10 years and am now remarried. Four months after we said “I do,” my first husband left me (on Valentine’s Day!) without a word. It was out of character for him not to come home, and I [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: I am worried about friend who doesn’t eat

Dear Abby: I am worried about my best friend. She never eats at school, and I don't think she's eating at home, either. She's beginning to get weak. Yesterday, we were playing ball in P.E., and when she caught the ball, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Ride in vintage car makes passenger fear for her life

Dear Abby: Recently a friend came over and took me to lunch. She has a small, 50-year-old vintage car that was very popular in the ’60s. She had come from Marin County over the Golden Gate Bridge to my house. As she [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Cheating partner blames victim for relationship’s collapse

Dear Abby: My partner of 11 years has decided he is no longer in love with me. He says it’s because he thinks I cheated on him. I have told him repeatedly that it didn’t happen, which is the truth. Long story short, [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Patient’s romantic feelings for doctor cause confusion

Dear Abby: I started seeing a new doctor six months ago to be treated for a serious medical condition. I respect his medical opinion and the fact that many doctors treating my condition would be judgmental and lack [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Man loses sexual desire after witnessing wife overdose

Dear Abby: I have been married for three years to a woman who is very beautiful inside and out. (We have been together for six years.) Recently, I found out she is addicted to pain meds — and two months ago she [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Nothing wife does is ever ‘good enough’ for domineering husband

Dear Abby: I have been married for 18 years and have two wonderful kids, ages 14 and 12. Ten months ago, my husband said to me, “I told you I would divorce you if you ever got fat.” I was shocked! Yes, I have gained [Read entire story]