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Teens are kept in the dark about dad's office affair

DEAR ABBY — My husband of 20 years has blindsided me by announcing he's leaving. Come to find out he's "in love" with a co-worker and thinks they are soul mates. Our close friends and … more

Woman finds ways to mend lost dream of motherhood

DEAR ABBY — I have some suggestions for "Longing to Be a Mom" (Feb. 27), whose husband doesn't want a child. If you talk your husband into it, are you prepared to do all the parenting … more

Marriage loses intimacy due to husband's disability

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. I am many years younger than he is and … more

Son always worries about unhappy mom's welfare

DEAR ABBY - My mother-in-law constantly talks to my husband about committing suicide because she's not happy with her life or her husband. My husband worries all the time and has offered to let her come stay with us for a while. To me, this would … more

Son strives to revive memories of mom long gone

DEAR ABBY - I'm 52. My mom died when I was 11. It wasn't until I reached my mid-20s that I realized I have no memories of her, and few memories of my childhood before I was 11. Dad and I lived a few hours away from family, and after Mom passed, no … more

Retired husband's wardrobe is too casual for wife

DEAR ABBY - When I met my husband, he dressed impeccably - suits, sharp sport coats, monogrammed shirts, freshly pressed dress slacks, top-of-the-line leather shoes. Even when we went out with friends for a casual night or a movie, he still dressed … more

Man learns he's not first to propose marriage to girl

DEAR ABBY - I met the love of my life eight months ago. Everything about our relationship is perfect. We both love our families, fine food, games and, most importantly, each other. We met at an antique store and now have an extensive stamp … more

Mystifying mood swings happen without warning

DEAR ABBY — I read your letters every chance I get. They remind me that I'm not the only one with problems, but sometimes I just feel so empty. I have random bouts where anything can send … more

Red flags remain in romance that returns after 47 years

DEAR ABBY — I have rekindled a romance from my youth. "Jerry" and I were engaged to be married 47 years ago, but I felt he was too worldly and fast for me, so I broke off the engagement. I … more

Family closes ranks against aggressive woman

DEAR ABBY - I need advice badly. A close family member has been living with a woman who sexually assaults people by grabbing their genitalia, kissing them forcibly on the mouth and touching their buttocks. She's completely without boundaries. We … more

Daughter sees stressful future with toxic mom

DEAR ABBY - My mother is a narcissist and a user. She has never held down a job and blames everyone else. We rarely get along for more than 15 minutes at a time. I used to blame myself, but have realized over the years that I'm not alone in how I … more

Food-loving family less than accepting of special diet

DEAR ABBY - I am a diagnosed narcoleptic. Medication helps with the symptoms, but not entirely. I looked into alternative options and found a fantastic diet. I recently went on it with amazing results. My dad's side of the family is Italian, and … more

Couple's plans hit a snag over detour to a strip club

DEAR ABBY - My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half. We are planning on moving to California together in a few months. I flew to Monterey to job hunt, and he is supposed to be flying in soon. However, last night I found out he … more

Community's sunny surface hides neighborhood grudges

DEAR ABBY — My wife and I live in a small town in the Northwest. After many years here, feeling that a warmer climate may be better for us, we decided to retire and move to a 55-plus … more

Mom wants to ban alcoholic daughter from son's reception

DEAR ABBY — Our son and his fiancee are having a destination wedding. My husband and I are hosting a local reception here where we live because we would like our close family and friends … more

Best friend's invitation loses appeal as details are revealed

DEAR ABBY — My boyfriend's best friend asked if we could drive an hour to visit them and their children on Saturday. I've met her twice, and we have chatted a bit online. I have met her … more

Woman with anxiety disability is target of public skepticism

DEAR ABBY — I can't drive. It's not because I don't want to, but whenever I sit behind the wheel, I have panic attacks. I'm currently attending therapy for it, and progress is being made, … more

Talk of remarriage stirs questions about burial plots

DEAR ABBY - My brother-in-law "Charles" has earned the privilege of being buried in a military cemetery. He lost his wife, "Claire," to cancer 10 years ago; she is buried in their plot in the military cemetery with a headstone. Their children are … more

Hard work in gym pays off with arm-wrestling triumph

DEAR ABBY — I'm average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying … more

Search begins for recipes to replace lost heirlooms

DEAR ABBY - Due to some unfortunate family circumstances, I was devastated to discover that nearly all of my boxes of cherished recipes had been destroyed. I'm now starting over from scratch to collect special recipes I can pass down to my … more
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