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DEAR ABBY: Years of bailouts fail to help sister who's drowning in debt

posted: 12/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My only sister has been "borrowing" money from me every month for years. She has a ton of credit card debt and cannot afford to meet her monthly financial obligations.

Dear Abby: Dad wants time to himself; kids want him in their lives

posted: 12/10/2017 2:22 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I joined the Navy after I learned I was becoming a father. I didn't want to be a husband or father, but I did both. In 2010, my wife died. My feelings about being a husband and father never changed.

DEAR ABBY: Time allows man to see role he played in divorce

posted: 12/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: After 16 months of casual dating, I married my ex-wife. We met through Facebook. Unfortunately, we couldn't make the marriage work, and after two years we divorced.

DEAR ABBY: Expectation of an early death puts man's life in a tailspin

posted: 12/08/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I spent an evening with a guy I've been wanting to date for some time. After a few drinks he confided to me that he has a serious heart condition. He said he doesn't expect to live past age 23 and he could die any day.

DEAR ABBY: Non-hugger seeks polite way to keep others at arm's length

updated: 12/07/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am not a hugger. In fact, I pretty much always hate it. But people think I'm rude when I don't open my arms to hug after they've opened theirs. And they also think I'm rude when I tell them I'm not really a hugger. It happens with friends, fellow church congregants and audience members (I'm an entertainer) all the time. Although I let the hugs happen, I'm usually holding my breath the whole time.

DEAR ABBY: Teen girl feels pressure from society to have sex

posted: 12/06/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a teenage girl who has always heard and seen on TV and in movies that there's pressure from guys to have sex. That may be true, but I feel there is also pressure from society. I never thought I would feel like that when I got to high school, but now I do. It hurts, and I am writing this for all the girls who feel the same way I do about it. I have been struggling with it for a few days, and it is messing with me a lot.

DEAR ABBY: Woman is ready to hang up on constantly calling husband

posted: 12/05/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I argue more than I'd like. I am pretty easygoing and passive; he likes his feelings to be known. Over time I have become worn down, and my patience has worn thin.

DEAR ABBY: Only child feels pressure of his parents' expectations

updated: 12/04/2017 5:17 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: I'm 17 and so is my boyfriend. He is an only child, and all throughout his life, his parents have put a lot of pressure on him. Recently, they've been talking about him getting into an honors program in a college. Abby, his parents act like if he doesn't get in, they won't be proud of him. He always feels like he's disappointing them because they never give him any words of encouragement or let him know he's on the right track.

Dear Abby: Knitter tells Abby 'thanks' for letter

posted: 12/03/2017 2:11 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: I am often asked, "Do you ever hear back from the people who wrote to you?" The answer is yes, I do.

DEAR ABBY: Best friend's long shadow proves difficult to escape

updated: 12/02/2017 4:41 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm 22. Ever since I was 8, I've had the best friend I could ever have asked for. "Kylie" stood up for me when I was bullied as a child and hung out with me when I had no other friends.

DEAR ABBY: Memories of molestation cloud girl's thoughts of the future

posted: 12/01/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm almost an adult now, starting to think about having children and a good marriage of my own. But I have a disturbing childhood memory I have never been able to erase.

DEAR ABBY: Woman's marriage deadline may be working against her

posted: 11/30/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who can't seem to find a man to call her own. Every time I search on websites or at gyms, I can't find anyone decent who lives nearby.

DEAR ABBY: Wife's private photo album makes its way onto the web

posted: 11/29/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, I asked a close female friend to help me prepare a gift for my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary. I wanted to create a photo album of sexy nude photos of myself. Her excellent camerawork provided me with a wonderful collection, and my husband loved it.

DEAR ABBY: Well-paid son is slow to pay debts he owes to his parents

posted: 11/27/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old son, "Jay," would like to come home for Christmas. I'm paying, so I made his reservation yesterday. Late last night, he told my husband he needs to go back two days early because of work. This change will cost around $150 more than the $215 I'm already paying.

Dear Abby: Hearing loss is not to blame for hubby's emotional abuse

posted: 11/26/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have hearing loss. My insurance isn't very good, and the monthly payments for hearing aids are the equivalent of a car payment, so I try my best and do without. People who know about my hearing loss will talk louder for me or let me know when they need my attention. Even strangers will repeat themselves or talk louder if I say I'm hard of hearing.

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