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DEAR ABBY: Extreme hoarding poses risk to mom's house and health

posted: 10/19/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My 36-year-old son lives with me, which benefits both of us. I am retired and his income helps. The problem I'm having is he hoards garbage.

DEAR ABBY: Plans to attend bachelor party cause man’s girlfriend angst

posted: 10/18/2017 1 a.m. Comment 1

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of two years will be attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas. We’ve never had any issues of infidelity, yet I can’t help but feel anxious about his upcoming trip. I know the scene that exists in Vegas — I’m in my mid-20s and I enjoyed my trips there when I was younger and single.

DEAR ABBY: Afternoon delight ends when wife stops to take a call

posted: 10/17/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night. Saturday afternoon, we had “nothin’ to do,” so I suggested some hanky-panky. We were just getting into it when the phone rang.

DEAR ABBY: New Marine's mom wonders how often she should write

posted: 10/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My son and I are very close. He joined the Marine Corps (a decision I fully support) and shipped out recently.

Dear Abby: Mom upset with adult child who calls to criticize sibling

posted: 10/15/2017 2:03 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have a super-sensitive adult child who calls me regularly to criticize another sibling. Mothers do not like to hear their children being criticized by anyone -- including their siblings. It's hurtful, no matter who does it.

DEAR ABBY: Divorcing mom eager to move on puts kids in awkward spot

posted: 10/14/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Please help with some advice regarding my children. My almost-ex-wife filed for divorce while asking me to "work on myself." She refused counseling despite our 17 years of marriage and two children, ages 12 and 10. While I was out of our family home -- at her request -- she was dating a married (unemployed) man who has a child of his own. Our daughter eventually told me what was going on, which was very hard for her.

DEAR ABBY: Clerk gets lesson in privacy from owner of a service dog

posted: 10/13/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Yesterday I was in a retail store with my service dog. The clerk asked me what kind of service dog she was and I replied, "She's my service dog." She kept pressing me as to exactly why I have one, so I asked her if she was inquiring about my disability. When she said, "Yes," I politely informed her that federal HIPAA laws protect my right to privacy. She then said -- loud enough for everyone in the store to hear -- "I don't know what the big deal is. I just want to know what the dog does for you."

DEAR ABBY: Meat-and-potatoes man pans his friend's vegan cooking

posted: 10/12/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I retired after a 40-year career. A friend from work, "Bernie," is the same age I am (62) but is still working.

DEAR ABBY: Racy texts from co-worker cause man's wife concern

posted: 10/11/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Ralph," and I have been married for 30 years. He recently started receiving sexually oriented texts from a male co-worker I'll call Mike. What Ralph once read aloud to me saying, "He's such a goof. Listen to this!" has now become covert reading for him.

DEAR ABBY: Man's devotion to his family leaves girlfriend feeling lonely

posted: 10/10/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I just moved in together. We have been a couple for seven years. Until now, we have lived with our parents.

DEAR ABBY: Miscarriages cause woman to withdraw from friends

posted: 10/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am at that age when most of my friends and colleagues are having children. I suffered a miscarriage (my first pregnancy) a few months ago, and I have been feeling depressed and helpless about the situation.

Dear Abby: Hubby's sloppiness known since beginning of marriage

posted: 10/08/2017 2:06 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I dearly love my husband. We've been married 33 years. We have raised three productive citizens, have five beautiful grandchildren and live in the heartland of America.

DEAR ABBY: Bride's outrageous demands alienate her fiance's sister

posted: 10/07/2017 1 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: I am a bridesmaid for my brother's upcoming wedding. However, his fiancee is throwing out some crazy mandates for the big day.

DEAR ABBY: Moving away isn't the answer to kids' early morning mayhem

posted: 10/06/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: Suggesting that an older couple ("Upset in Washington," June 13) move to a community for people over age 55 because they're bothered by the neighbors' children playing outside early in the morning is just one more example of how we have ended up living in a world of intolerance and division.

DEAR ABBY: Boys who are being boys cause married woman angst

posted: 10/05/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a happily married woman in my 30s. Although we don't have children yet, many of our friends do. Some of them have boys who are approaching or are already in their early teens.

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