Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’m worried about a close friend I have known for about 10 years. She’s well-educated, independent and family-oriented. She has been online dating for quite a while and continually meets guys who have criminal backgrounds. She dated one of them on the down low for two years because...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I work out at the same gym. Over the past several months it has gotten back to me that one of the trainers, “Bob,” has been talking negatively about me to some of the other members. My boyfriend works out with another trainer there, and during his workout, I...
DEAR ABBY: My husband has been so-called friends with a man I’ll call “Roy” for almost 30 years. During the 23 years I have been in the picture, I have noticed their friendship seems one-sided. We hear from Roy only when he’s down on his luck or needs help moving or lifting something. Last year...
DEAR ABBY: I need your advice. I am 41 years old and was adopted at birth. I was raised by an unloving woman who was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive. I persevered, worked hard, and now have a loving husband and a beautiful son. We live a comfortable and peaceful life. My adoptive...
DEAR ABBY: My in-laws live in an apartment above our garage. It wasn’t my idea. It was a compromise with my husband. They now want to move Grandma into a trailer in our backyard! I am totally against it, and have voiced my opinion loudly. My husband is stressed out and isn’t capable of saying...
DEAR ABBY: When my husband and I were dating, he told me that he’d had a consensual sexual relationship with his cousin, “Irma.” He said they were in their early 20s and very immature. They parted ways because they both knew it was wrong, and Irma moved to another state. He told me so one day I...
DEAR READERS: Today’s column is a continuation of yesterday’s about the importance of gun safety and parents feeling confident enough to raise the subject with other parents. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I am a physician and the mother of four curious, intelligent, energetic boys. My primary job as a mom...
DEAR ABBY: I am a Yale-trained pediatric nurse with a post-master’s as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I respectfully ask that you retract your answer to “First-Time Mom in New Jersey” (June 21). I’m concerned your response will encourage other mothers to buy into the incorrect assumption that...
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are expecting our first child. A friend of hers pulled me aside to ask if I had already gotten my wife a “push gift.” I have never heard of this, but apparently it’s supposed to be something nice, like jewelry, to celebrate the birth. We have already been spending a lot...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend died unexpectedly a few months ago, and it has been a struggle to get through my sadness. We had been through a lot in the year and a half we were dating, including some infidelities on my part. Aside from my sadness and guilt, I’m struggling with the fear that I’ll never...

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