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DEAR ABBY: Mother-in-law jumped gun; tell her it is upsetting to you

posted: 04/22/2018 2:36 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: After a lot of talk and no action, I finally made the decision to further my education with a master's degree. Presently, I have one more required undergraduate credit to complete at the local university. My husband and I are excited that I finally made the decision and am following through.

DEAR ABBY: Family judges pretty woman's boyfriend on his looks alone

posted: 04/21/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a 33-year-old woman with two young children (11 and 9). "Andrew" and I have been dating for almost a year, still learning about each other and building a foundation for our relationship.

DEAR ABBY: Age is a barrier to daughter joining mom's social club

posted: 04/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am part of a small social ladies group. The eight of us range in age from mid-50s to late-60s. We get together once a month for lunch, a movie, dinner, shopping, etc. I look forward to it, and we always have a good time.

DEAR ABBY: Brother's fiancee is unaware of his hidden opiate addiction

posted: 04/19/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially. My brother is engaged to a very kind woman -- a mother of three he met four months ago. She's not aware of his lies, manipulations, debt and pill addiction.

DEAR ABBY: Marriage loses intimacy after accident disables husband

posted: 04/18/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Six years ago, my husband of 20 years was in a serious accident. He was placed on disability because of it. Because of the accident, he can't perform sexually because his "goods" don't work.

DEAR ABBY: Bride accuses mom of using wedding to spotlight herself

posted: 04/17/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

Dear Abby: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. My weight has always been an issue with her, and I can’t believe she would draw attention to it in this way.

DEAR ABBY: With dad out of the country, boyfriend takes on parenting

posted: 04/16/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband's brother split from his wife, "Charlotte," five years ago and now works and lives in another country. The brothers are still quite close. His school-age daughters live nearby and are close to their cousins, our daughters.

Dear Abby: Let son call for interviews, taking on adult obligations

posted: 04/15/2018 2:12 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus job experience. Because he hasn't had much luck applying online, I have been calling local businesses to see what's available while he's working hard at school.

DEAR ABBY: Serious video gamer gets no respect for her hobby

posted: 04/14/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm an avid video game player. My husband and I bond over playing games, reading and talking about them. In fact, in my spare time, I just earned a master's degree in video game culture.

DEAR ABBY: Girl feels guilty for partying during breakup with boyfriend

posted: 04/13/2018 1 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: I am a 17-year-old senior and have been dating the same boy for two years. A month ago, he told me he wanted to break up "because he needed some time to figure out what he wanted." I was devastated but agreed. Two weeks later, he told me he was sorry and he loves me.

DEAR ABBY: Teen is struggling to rebuild connection to alcoholic mom

posted: 04/12/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My mom is a recovering alcoholic. Her alcoholism has caused emotional distress and damaged our relationship to the point that I am aloof and terse toward her.

DEAR ABBY: Mom is rattled to learn son has started cross-dressing

posted: 04/11/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My son's girlfriend confided to me that my son, age 35, is cross-dressing. I knew his life was in flux and that his appearance had changed, but it stunned me. He hasn't mentioned anything, and she said he would be very upset if I knew.

DEAR ABBY: Couple separates after acting class causes domestic drama

posted: 04/10/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do). My wife was against it and insisted that because none of our friends or relatives were doing it, neither should I. As a result, I suggested we live apart. I bought a small apartment and live alone. We see each other regularly, go to the cinema, the theater, visiting friends, vacation, etc.

DEAR ABBY: Girl is tempted to choose a college close to home

posted: 04/09/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is graduating from high school and will be starting college. It was always her plan to go to a school away from our small town, and I supported that decision. However, six months ago she started dating her first real boyfriend.

Dear Abby: Teacher wants summer off from kids, cross-country trip

posted: 04/08/2018 2:02 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm the youngest of four sisters. The oldest sister is the only one who has children -- three girls under the age of 12. I'm a high school teacher who works about 60 hours a week during the school year between teaching, grading, attending meetings, completing paperwork, tutoring before and after school, and planning lessons.

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