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Cancer diagnosis prompts search for life's lost love

DEAR ABBY - This is the 37th anniversary of when I met and fell in love with a beautiful young woman in Iowa. We were together less than a year before she decided to pursue her dreams in California. When she left, it broke my heart for years. To … more

Son throws tantrum after wedding gift is cut in half

DEAR ABBY - I was working out of town in a position that paid a good salary. When my adult son proposed to his girlfriend, I told him I'd try and give him $10,000 for the wedding. Well, things changed. I had to return home for good, and my salary … more

Playful poem reminds visitors to use guest towels

DEAR ABBY - I'm frustrated that guests in my home almost never use the guest towels I've put out for them in the bathroom. Why do they do this? I remember a little poem in your column that addresses this. I'd like to clip it and put it in there … more

Woman irked when co-worker mimics her style

DEAR ABBY - I've been trying to get healthy for years and recently lost a lot of weight. Every job I have, I work with grossly obese women. At my present job, one of them keeps coming to work dressed like me. It's happened before and I'm sick of it. … more

Parents blame teen's friends for underage drinking episode

DEAR ABBY — My 15-year-old daughter, "Jenny," went to a sleepover with her two best friends from school last Friday, "Penny" and "Ginger." Penny's parents went out and left the girls … more

Teen daughter catches married dad texting with other women

DEAR ABBY — My 14-year-old daughter caught her father, my husband, emailing and texting other women. He has been doing it for months. He says he went on dating sites because he was unhappy … more

Woman is blind to signs of fiance's abusive potential

DEAR ABBY - My granddaughter is getting married soon and I'm worried for her. I see many red flags she's ignoring. You've printed a list of warning signs of an abusive mate. Can you print it again so I can give it to her? Perceptive in … more

Newlywed wife rejects idea of adding a second wife

DEAR ABBY - I have been married for seven months, and my husband wants a second wife, something I do not agree with. He says he likes helping people and has decided he wants a former lover to be a part of our marriage. Unfortunately, she is more … more

Memories of assault revived by #MeToo movement

DEAR ABBY - Years ago, my husband and I hosted a St. Patrick's Day party in our apartment for friends. There was a lot of drinking going on. I had to be at work early the next morning, so I went to bed while the party went on. I awoke a short while … more

Friend's habit of singing in public is bothersome

DEAR ABBY - I have a close friend with whom I often travel and attend events. She's a lovely person, but she has the odd habit of singing in public - in gift shops, restaurants, or any public place where music is playing (and sometimes even when … more

Man's choice of wedding day steals spotlight from stepmom

DEAR ABBY — I'm struggling because my stepson has chosen to get married on my birthday. I have been his stepmom for 18 years. It feels like a punch in the chest. My in-law family members … more

Flirtatious co-worker dials back after his ex returns

DEAR ABBY — I have a crush on a guy I work with. I'm 19, and he's 26. He has a kid, which actually doesn't bother me. I love kids and have taken care of them most of my life. My problem is … more

Happy couple seeks way to support troubled friends

DEAR ABBY - Occasionally, married friends will come to my husband and/or me venting about their marital problems. We have been through a few rough patches during our 12 years of marriage, and during those times, we sought help from family, friends … more

Wife sick of 'friend' abusing husand's generosity

DEAR ABBY - My husband loaned a "dear friend" some money a year ago. She has yet to pay back a penny. When I ask him about it, he gets mad and tells me it's none of my business. I have hinted to her about some large bills that we have to pay, to no … more

Off-and-on relationship may be off after confession

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend, "Al," and I have been together for two years off and on. We dated casually for six months before we decided to be exclusive. Unbeknownst to him, I was also sleeping with someone else, "Brandon." Al and I had a fight and … more

Wife's desire to be a mom grows stronger over time

DEAR ABBY - My husband and I are 15 years apart in age. We have been together for six years, married a year and a half. He is my entire world, my best friend and soul mate. When we first met, he told me he didn't think he wanted another child (he … more

Work leaves single mom with little time for son

DEAR ABBY — I'm 29. I had a son six years ago and left my ex because he didn't want to be a father. He chose to party instead. I had to file a name change for my son, and custody was hard … more

Boyfriend's secretive behavior raises questions of sexuality

DEAR ABBY — I am 19 and love my boyfriend a lot. He is very sweet and would do anything for me. However, I am beginning to think there may be someone else. The someone else is male. My … more

Parents fail to keep promises to help ailing daughter

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 … more

Message left on voicemail upsets bulimia patient

DEAR ABBY - My psychi-atrist's office 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. Since my complaint (which was an argument … more
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