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Wife Whose Husband Fights Dirty May Need A Clean Break

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches. It's been three years since our wedding, and he still can't let it go sometimes. A recent argument just escalated into his calling me a whore and stupid. We have a beautiful little girl together,...Read more

Angry Daughter-In-Law May Want More Free Baby Sitting

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My daughter-in-law is extremely jealous of the close relationship I have with my daughter. If I spend time with my daughter and grandson, she gets mad at me and keeps my grandchildren from me. I need advice on how to handle her. I get her children almost every weekend. I work a full-time job, but she feels like I should have them more...Read more

Late To Bed And Late To Rise Makes Mom And Kids Tardy

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I will be spending a couple of months visiting my daughter, who is a single mom. She has asked me to help her wake her 8- and 11-year-old kids in the morning and have them ready for school.

Unfortunately, she works some distance away from her home. The kids attend private school and are involved in sports. The problem is, they eat ...Read more

Bride Wants Wedding Guests To Check Politics At The Door

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I are getting married in a year. We have some very close gay friends, and I have gay family members on my mom's side. The majority of our family is gay-friendly, but a few of them on my father's side are very open about their dislike of the LGBT community.

Our ceremony will be at a Unitarian Universalist church because ...Read more

Grandpa Foils Kids' Vegetarian Diet With Fast Food Chicken

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian for 12 years. My husband has been one on and off for five years. I thought our children, 7 and 3, had never had meat in their lives.

I recently found out that my father-in-law has been feeding them chicken nuggets from fast food. I was, and still am, very upset about it. It has been six months and I haven't ...Read more

Mom Of Heroin Addicts Seeks Support To Battle Depression

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My daughter and son are heroin addicts. After living through this hell for 11 years, I have reached my breaking point. My daughter, who just turned 18, is in jail. My heart is broken. Therapists, parent sessions, etc. haven't helped.

I'm 60 years old and should be retiring, but my retirement money was all spent on rehabs, etc. I won'...Read more

Husband's Affair Could Be More About Money Than Love

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am 68 and my husband is 80. I just found out he is involved with a 40-year-old woman. He says it is not an affair because they haven't actually had sex! I don't know what to do. Can you help me? -- HEARTBROKEN IN NEW MEXICO

DEAR HEARTBROKEN: Your husband may not be having an affair in the physical sense, but he is having an ...Read more

Less Is More Than Enough When Mom Walks In The Nude

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am 26 years old, and my mother still walks around naked in front of me with no warning. I've told her several times that it makes me uncomfortable, but she seems not to take me seriously. In her culture (she's not from the U.S.), walking around naked is no problem. But I'm tired of seeing her breasts unexpectedly.

I'm all about ...Read more

A Day Of Service Is One Too Many For Reluctant Employees

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My boss wants to do a day of community service with the staff to help others and improve relationships in the workplace. I thought it was a great idea; a lot of my co-workers were unsure and wanted more information about what specifically we would do. My boss said she would get more information and send it out to us. However, a few of...Read more

Family Photo Album Reveals A Surprise In Father's Past

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My parents have been happily married for more than 30 years. While flipping through an old family album recently, I discovered photos from a wedding many years ago that I had never seen before. Turns out, they were from my father's first wedding. That's when I realized his marriage to my mother was his second wedding.

I'd like...Read more

Teen In A Rut Hunts For Ways To Spice Up A Boring Life

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My life is boring, repetitive and I am often depressed. I have trouble talking to others, which makes things harder. Every day is the same: Get up, go to a long day of school, come home, do homework, play video games, draw, go to bed.

The weekends aren't much better. My family never does anything, we never go anywhere. I don't have ...Read more

Spreading The Love Makes Valentine's Day A Delight

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have never received a romantic Valentine, and that's OK with me. With all the sappy movies on TV and the stores blooming in pink and red, we often forget that St. Valentine wasn't the one in love. (He was a Roman priest who married Christian couples and was killed for his trouble.)

My advice to others, particularly singles, is to ...Read more

Playmate Spills The Beans About The Birds And The Bees

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I had planned to wait until my daughter was 12 and in the sixth grade to teach her about sex. Unfortunately, she was given a very thorough, graphically described education by a playmate. At the time, her playmate was in second grade. My daughter was in the third grade. I was devastated. Not only did I feel she was too young, I felt ...Read more

Cutting Off Her Cellphone May Bring Wayward Daughter Home

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I need advice on how to deal with my 18-year-old daughter. A few months ago she was ready to go to college. Then she met this guy via Snapchat. He's unemployed, lives with a friend who is under house arrest, has a criminal record and has nothing to offer her.

We took our car away from our daughter to keep her from driving it there. ...Read more

Husband's Aggressive Driving Makes Wife A Nervous Wreck

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband is a very aggressive driver. He tailgates, cuts people off, narrates play by play during driving and stresses me out. He was involved in two accidents that I am convinced were his fault, although one was blamed on the other driver. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Because of this I prefer to drive. The other day, he actually ...Read more

Wedding Is Not The Stage For Ex-Best Friends' Drama

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: One of my best friends just got engaged and I'm invited to the wedding. My problem is, my ex-best friend is in the bridal party, and I don't know how to act if I see her and have to talk to her. She terminated our friendship without giving me a reason. Not only that, she has been spreading lies about me to mutual friends, some of whom...Read more

Undiscovered Infidelity Results In Friend's Death From Aids

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: On July 13, you responded to someone asking whether friends should tell friends anonymously that their spouse is cheating. You advised that if someone is not willing to include their name, they should mind their own business.

One of my dear friends from church didn't get a letter or a phone call during her marriage to her husband, ...Read more

Husband's Willingness To Help Ex-Wife Earns Rebuke At Home

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 18 years. This is the second marriage for both of us. His ex-wife has asked him to fill in as caretaker for her father while she goes to an appointment. He sees nothing wrong with this, but it makes me very uncomfortable.

I don't think this should be our responsibility. His ex-father-in-law has ...Read more

Boy's Belief In God Doesn't Include Belief In Mom's Church

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old boy. I'm happy with my life, except for one thing. My mom believes in God, and Dad doesn't. I believe in God, but I don't support my mom's religion. My friends and neighbors think I'm in that religion, but I don't believe in their beliefs. It's really uncomfortable when people ask why I haven't been in church.

Mom ...Read more

Teen Twins Are Ready To Take Different Paths In New School

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old identical twin. My sister and I are sick of the whole twin thing and want to go to separate schools. We really want to be our own people. We have wanted this for a long time now. However, I'm not sure we can because, where I live, you have to go to the school in the town you live in.

Do you have any suggestions on ...Read more

 

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