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Friend Regrets Offer To Room With Woman Getting Divorce

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents, who are driving her crazy. She doesn't have enough money to live on her own, so I offered to have her move in with me.

The more I think about it, the more I regret having said it. I enjoy living by myself. Also, she wants us to move to an area of the ...Read more

Excitement Over Pregnancy Is Dulled By Husband's Restraint

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have just found out I'm 10 weeks pregnant. Both sets of parents are overjoyed -- it's their first grandchild -- and I'm happy because this was the plan all along. My husband wants kids, and this is our first baby.

My husband isn't the kind to wear his heart on his sleeve. I have tried to involve him in appointments and classes, but...Read more

Friend's Food Criticism Is Hard For Couple To Swallow

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, Jonah, whom we love dearly, but he has no filter. He's college-educated, has a white-collar job and is over 50. The problem is, anytime we invite him for dinner or take food items to his house, he makes horrible remarks about my wife's cooking, particularly when it's a holiday party based on my wife's ...Read more

Girl's Embarrassment Is Signal It's Time For A Shaving Lesson

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are having a disagreement about one of our daughters (we have three). Our 8-year-old is very hairy. It is noticeable, and she doesn't like wearing shorts, skirts or dresses because of it. Her classmates tease her about it.

I want to teach her how to shave her legs or show her how to use hair remover. Her father is ...Read more

Sexually Active Women Must Be Vigilant About Protection

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I'm writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he assured me he was breaking it off, so I didn't think twice about starting a relationship.

Well, she moved here and found out about...Read more

Husband's Family Meetings Leave Wife Out Of The Loop

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband, Rory, and I both come from close families. Whenever something is wrong, troublesome, etc., in either of our families, we have meetings where the entire immediate family comes together to discuss the issue.

The problem is, I am not invited to his! It's not like I'm a recent addition to this family. Rory and I dated for 15 ...Read more

Friendly Divorce May Be Best For Wife In Unhappy Marriage

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I'm 38, married for 16 years and the mother of two small children. I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy to remove it.

My husband has cheated more than once in the past, and since my recovery I have realized I never forgave him for it. I kept quiet and pretended I didn't know. Now I am bitter, angry and ...Read more

Mom Threatens To Fight Son's Silence With Silence Of Her Own

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My 34-year-old, single, independent son completely ignores me. He won't answer texts, emails, postal mail or phone calls. Weeks and months go by with no meaningful conversation between us.

I am sick of it, and tired of being treated so disrespectfully. I thought I had raised my son to be more thoughtful of others, especially his ...Read more

Pregnant Teen Weighs Best Options For Her Baby's Future

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have had a very strained relationship with my father for many years. My mother and I are not close because she was incarcerated for most of my life until recently.

I am 16 now, and just found out I'm pregnant. No one knows except the father of my child. For some reason, he is thrilled for us. I, on the other hand, am terrified of ...Read more

Mother Of Five Tests Limits Of Cousin's Ability To Help

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My cousin Opal and I grew up together. We were always close. She has gone through some rough times, and I have been trying to help her out.

She has five children (ages 10 to 2) and I have one child who is 13. The fathers of her children are not helpful. I recently completed my education and am looking for work, so money is tight.

...Read more

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