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Relationship With Husband's Daughter Eroded Over Time

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to "Frank" for 2 1/2 years. We met and married quickly. Best decision ever. We each had raised two daughters as single parents with different parenting styles. Our girls now range in age from 30 to 33. They are adults with lives and children of their own.

My daughters have accepted and come to love Frank. They ...Read more

Man Prefers Spending More On Breakfast Than Babies

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband is tired of paying to keep my eggs frozen. He has seven children of his own. I know utility costs are through the roof these days, but I can't disagree with him more.

He meets up with his friends at the breakfast joint every weekend, and they drop a lot of money there. If he just reallocated his spending money, we could ...Read more

Truth Of Disappearance Shocks Heartbroken Dad

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I lost 15 years of my daughter's life when her mother left the state we were living in without my knowledge. We had a boy and girl during our 15 years of marriage and had agreed to joint custody. We weren't supposed to move more than 50 miles from each other so the kids would be close to both of us.

Once my daughter turned 10, I didn...Read more

Couple's Trip To Visit Relatives Hits A Snag

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 23 years. We are both originally from Europe. He hasn't seen his brother in 25 years, so we are planning to go on vacation near where his brother is currently living with his girlfriend. My husband will pay for them, as they can't afford a trip, and they'll be staying with us for two or three days...Read more

Insensitive Comments Push Mom Toward Plastic Surgery

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I had my daughter later in life. I was almost 41. I am no beauty queen, but now, 12 years later, I have been asked by two different people if I am my daughter's grandmother. It was so upsetting, I cried for weeks. I have always been self-conscious about my looks.

My daughter is now going to be a teenager. I don't want her future high...Read more

Teen Can't Connect With Her Classmates

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 16-year-old girl who is struggling to have a social life. Since I was a little girl, I have had a problem connecting with kids my own age. I have done better with kids older or younger than me. A lot of times I relate better with teachers than with students. The few friends I had before COVID-19 have vanished into thin air.

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Husband's Wandering Eye Has Never Been A Secret

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 18 years. It's a second marriage for both of us. He cheated on his ex with me. Soon after we were married, he told me that, given the chance, he would cheat on me, but that I shouldn't worry because no really pretty woman would ever want him.

Six years into our marriage, I needed to find ...Read more

Woman Cuts Grandparents' Access To Their Grandson

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have had a wonderful relationship with my only grandson for nine years. Since I retired, he visits every other weekend, which makes me so happy. He has autism and didn't speak for the first six years, but now he talks constantly. It's wonderful. I'm very close to my son as well.

I guess you know what's coming: My daughter-in-law ...Read more

Reluctant User Decries Society's Tech Pressure

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: Can people in this society PLEASE stop assuming that everyone has a smartphone? Not everyone is willing -- or able -- to spend $1,000-plus for one. Some of us carry older, less-expensive phones that receive calls and text messages and that's it.

I just got off a really annoying phone call with the secretary at my elderly mother's ...Read more



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