DEAR ABBY: I'm a teenager and I want to grow up fast. My boyfriend, Jared, and I are very serious, and we want to have a baby. I know that sounds crazy, but we talk about it all the time and we're ready for it.
As much as I want all this, I'm afraid I won't be able to provide for the baby. I have been distant from Jared because I don't know how...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law and her live-in boyfriend, Bud, get together with us for dinner and outings. We enjoy each other's company, but over the last couple of years he has been making disparaging remarks on the subject of politics. We do not belong to the same political party, and his remarks make our blood boil.
Bud knows we belong to the...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My in-laws are fabulous. They love me and think the world of our 2-year-old daughter, Hayley. They do anything to support us.
Recently, they asked to take Hayley overnight and drive a number of places with her. My concern is the driving part. My father-in-law doesn't believe in car seats.
On a few occasions he has asked me to just ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm in my 40s, happily married to my wife, and we have teenage daughters. My parents divorced when I was young and both have been remarried for years.
Over the past 10 years, Dad and his wife have developed a very close friendship with a woman I'll call Bonnie. They bought homes next door to each other, travel together, and expect ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm a 48-year-old woman. I have known I was gay since I was 14. No one knows because I never acted on it until I met Bob, my current common-law husband of 25 years. I fell in love with his sister, Janelle, back then. We kissed a few times and fell deeply in love, but because we didn't want to hurt Bob, we ended what we had.
Bob and I...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My son's dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman. When I finally got the nerve to date and trust again, the new guy gave me herpes.
Now I find myself repulsed at the thought of sex, and I have no intention of putting myself in the position of having to disclose this information to a new partner. I am...Read more
DEAR ABBY: Lest we forget -- these three simple, but very meaningful words are a reminder to always remember the sacrifices made for our freedom.
I recently read about a Vietnam veteran who will never forget Memorial Day in 1970. He was wounded in the jungles on that day, fighting for his life with his comrades. Almost his entire company...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I was a full-time summer nanny for several years for the same family, now a preteen boy and girl. I loved them, had a great time on the job and have communicated with them occasionally through the years on birthdays and holidays. Eventually, I moved away for college and was no longer able to sit for them.
Both kids now are on ...Read more
Help Yourself to Fix YourselfAlang Geh
This book will help add meaning to why people treat you the way they do and why you response the way you do. I pray you will learn how to move pass their annoying and negative attitudes to a future of great hope and peace. Don’t waste today’s precious joy worrying about what someone else ...
DEAR ABBY: I just realized I'm six weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to start a family and raise children with my fiance, but I have a big problem. I am an alcoholic and have been struggling with this issue for a few years. I don't know the effect this could have on my baby, but I know it isn't good. My fiance also drinks a lot, and our home ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am responding to Tired of Talking to Myself (Feb. 13), whose husband's ears slam shut when she begins to speak. This is not a problem that's exclusive to men. Women do it as well. As a retired PA (physician's assistant), when talking with patients, I would refer to it as selective hearing loss.
Tired needs to look at her own ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My daughter, Meg, was sexually abused at the age of 3 by her father 25 years ago. Emile and I were divorced, but he had every other weekend visitation. After returning from one visit, she said, Daddy put his finger in there. It hurt. I cried. Her words forever changed my life.
After we made countless trips to the children's hospital ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have been married to the same man for 20 years. He likes having people around all the time, and because he is a minister, we often can't avoid it. I have tried to accommodate his friends and hangers-on, but lately it's becoming unbearable. He will say yes to people who have been evicted, and I find myself sharing living ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My only sister, Carolyn, is getting married in two months. I'm ecstatic for her. She and her girlfriend turned 50 this year, and this is the happiest I have ever seen her. They are perfect together. Carolyn asked me to be her maid of honor and I gladly accepted. I am also decorating for her small wedding and reception.
When I ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have a question about how to handle a situation with one of my grandsons. Rory came to me recently to talk about religion. His mother is Christian; I am not. He asked what I thought about his mother forcing him to go to church. He has many doubts about Christianity.
I tried to understand Christianity for more than 50 years, and ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am almost 13 and I'm struggling with a lot of different things. I was adopted when I was a baby, so I never lived with my birth mother. That's probably a good thing, but I am having angry feelings toward her that I wish I wouldn't have. Those feelings are also being directed at friends and family members.
I'll think I have forgiven...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My husband of 28 years had a bone marrow transplant, and six months ago he learned who his donor was. He now wants to meet up with the person. Turns out, it was a woman.
I'm not usually a jealous person, but it's all he ever talks about every single minute of the day. He wants to meet her two hours from where we live. I am fine with ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: What do you say when someone has been raped? I have a friend whose granddaughter was brutally raped and left for dead. I have asked a few questions about how she is doing and receive only cursory answers in response.
I know this incident has caused great sadness within this family. What do I say? What do I do? I am at a loss for ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: We have enjoyed an international dinner club with three other couples for many years. Besides an international theme, we occasionally have other theme dinners. The host couple chooses the country and is responsible for the main course. Another couple brings an associated entree, the third couple brings dessert and the fourth couple ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced mother of four. I have been single for three years, since my ex chose an affair over our marriage. I am successful and manage my home and finances.
I am, however, struggling with pressure from my ex to get back together. He had several affairs during the 13 years we were married. The pain and self-loathing were ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: Many years ago you published a Do Not Call number for unsolicited phone calls. It worked great for a long time. I'm now starting to receive a lot of these calls again.
I am elderly (88), arthritic, and I struggle getting out of my chair to answer the phone because I think it's a family member or friend calling. Do you still have that...Read more