DEAR ABBY: A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. I'm only 34. That's what I keep repeating to myself -- I'm only 34. I feel lost. I'm mad at God and have lost my faith. I keep wondering Why me? Why my family again? Why stage 4? I cry alone in an empty house because I don't want to stress out my kids and my husband.
DEAR ABBY: I had a brief affair with a married man 36 years ago. Jerry had left his wife after learning she was sleeping with his best friend. Our affair ended and we went on with our lives. Jerry stayed with his wife, and I married the man of my dreams.
After 45 years of marriage, Jerry's wife died. My husband died suddenly two months before ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My adult son passed away two years ago at a young age. We were very close while he was growing up. He married young, and I maintained a great relationship with both him and his wife. They gave me the most precious grandchildren any woman could ask for, and I am extremely active in their little lives.
My daughter-in-law has moved on. ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My parents were separated for most of my life and divorced 10 years ago. Dad and I don't talk much, but we do get together for special occasions and visits during vacations. Mom and I speak frequently and see each other as often as possible.
My problem is, when I talk about doing things with Dad, she makes me feel guilty for not ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm 37 and still single. I have never been able to keep a guy around very long. They have all given me different reasons, but the main theme is that I'm too independent and better as a friend. I've kept some of my exes as friends, so there haven't been hard feelings.
I have accepted that I'm going to always be alone. I have come to ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have three sisters who won't come to visit me. I am older and their only brother. We are all in our 50s. We all get along great and have no issues.
Seven years ago, I moved away from our hometown in Pennsylvania and bought houses in vacation towns in Colorado and Arizona. I would never see my sisters if I didn't make the trip back ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My husband is retired. Except for golf a few times a week, he's home all the time. He has taken to looking at porn a lot when he is home, including pictures and reading racy stories.
When I come home from work, he's on the computer. I'm very uncomfortable with it, and I have told him so. He says I should join him looking at the ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I recently started dating a man who, until now, has been everything I wanted -- respectful, kind, caring, funny, the list goes on. He's recently divorced, and from what I know, he was unfaithful to his wife with many long-term side partners. Later, he started having one-night stands.
He travels a lot for work, and because I had a ...Read more
My Ideal PartnerAbbie Johnson Taylor
In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson married Bill Taylor. She was in her mid−forties, and he was nineteen years older. Three months later, Bill suffered the first of two strokes that paralyzed his left side and confined him to a wheelchair. Abbie Johnson Taylor, once a...
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, Chris, and I were planning on moving in together. We went apartment hunting and created a realistic budget we could both maintain. He was the one who brought up the idea and also the one who pushed it.
Chris is an only child. His parents love him so much I think they will do anything to keep him in their house for as ...Read more