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DEAR ABBY: Parents fall short on promises to help their ailing daughter

posted: 02/23/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I suffer from a debilitating, rare, chronic illness. Two years ago, my parents convinced me to move across the country to live with them in a city I've never lived in. They promised it would be "only for a year," they'd pay the cost of moving and finance a "year of wellness." I was to receive acupuncture, massage therapy, physical therapy, help from doctors, a personal trainer, etc.

DEAR ABBY: Message left on voicemail embarrasses bulimia patient

posted: 02/22/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My psychiatrist's office called and left a very sensitive voicemail about my bulimia on a message machine shared with other individuals. Our voicemails are sent transcribed to everyone's email accounts.

DEAR ABBY: Mother fears past abuser has now targeted her son

posted: 02/21/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have a son from a previous relationship, and have been in a relationship with a man I'll call Bryan for a year. Not long ago, Bryan confided to me that he and his brother had been molested by a female relative. I don't know her. I have only met his parents.

DEAR ABBY: Longtime employee is irked by colleagues' work ethics

posted: 02/20/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am almost 62 and struggling to get through the day at work. It's not because of the work itself, but I am extremely unhappy in the work environment.

DEAR ABBY: Former plain jane becomes obsessed with her looks

posted: 02/19/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: When I was in my teens, and even into my 20s and 30s, I was a Plain Jane. I had little self-confidence. But strangely, I'm one of those people who has gotten better looking as I've aged. Now in my 50s, I am better looking than many women my age or even younger. Men definitely notice me, and I love it.

Dear Abby: Saying no to daughter, lover and their inept social graces

posted: 02/18/2018 2:27 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My daughter and her boyfriend have been together for four years. Despite being almost 30, he is very immature and constantly distracted by his phone or his video games.

DEAR ABBY: Woman is alarmed to discover man lied about his last name

posted: 02/17/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I've recently started seeing someone, and we have shared a wealth of information about ourselves with each other. When I asked him his last name, he said it was "Erickson." When I asked him if he had a middle name, he responded that he didn't.

DEAR ABBY: Woman's higher income may bruise her boyfriend's ego

posted: 02/16/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Hal," and I have been dating for a year and a half, living together for six months. I'm afraid he feels emasculated. Because I make more money than he does, a lot of the responsibility for paying the bills lands on me. We try to split things down the middle, but recent complications with his job have meant it doesn't always work out that way.

DEAR ABBY: Man vacillates over inviting late wife's mom to wedding

posted: 02/15/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My wife passed away two years ago at age 40 after a long bout with cancer. We had three children, ages 7 to 12. I am 44 and engaged now to a wonderful woman. We are planning to have a small wedding with fewer than 50 guests.

DEAR ABBY: Couple celebrates 50 years together with Abby's blessing

posted: 02/14/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: When I was 16 and wanted to get married, my father suggested I write to Dear Abby (your mom was writing the column back then) and ask her opinion. He said he would agree with what she said. I did, and Abby wrote me back. We did get married, and I decided that on our 25th anniversary, I would let you know how we were doing. You printed my letter.

DEAR ABBY: Wife loses lust for husband, but wants to save marriage

posted: 02/13/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm not attracted to my husband. I love him and don't want to live without him, but I do not want to be physically intimate with him. I know it is unfair to him, and I have tried everything from antidepressants to meditation to diet, but nothing works.

DEAR ABBY: Medicinal marijuana user is shunned by husband's family

posted: 02/12/2018 1 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law found out I smoke marijuana. I have a medical card and some mental disabilities. Marijuana helps with my anxiety.

DEAR ABBY: Dating is biggest challenge for young college student

posted: 02/10/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 16-year-old girl who has started college early. I love my classes, and I'm glad to be here. The problem is, the dating culture here is huge. People go on dates all the time.

DEAR ABBY: Mother and grandmother clash over girl's living arrangements

posted: 02/09/2018 1 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: How old does a child have to be before she is able to choose a relative to live with? I'm the one my granddaughter wants to stay with. Her home life is in turmoil because of her parents' nasty divorce.

DEAR ABBY: Strings attached to son's gift have mom tied up in knots

posted: 02/08/2018 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My son bought me a car in 2012. I had no idea he was doing it. He traded my car in for this newer car.






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