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Divorcee Wonders If Any 'Good' Men Are Out There

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am sad that I haven't found a long-lasting husband. I'm divorced, and my previous relationships and marriage look like intentional hits. I'm not sure what brought this on. I'm in my 40s and I still would like a man in my life. The men I've met all seem to enjoy having their homes to themselves. It's kind of frightening.

Some female...Read more

Felon's Impending Release Sparks Angst Among Family

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Will," and I have been together for seven years. We get along great. I love his close-knit family and adore his parents. He's the youngest of five brothers, most of whom I get along with great. The only brother I don't know is the oldest. "Rick" has been incarcerated for the better part of 30 years for rape. I've always...Read more

Bitter Son Won't Allow Mom To Find Happiness

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My sister "Sandy" divorced her husband 15 years ago. Her oldest son, "Nick," has never gotten over it. He's 30 now and has treated her badly over the years. He not only vandalized her home but has also said horrible things to her. She maintained a relationship with him despite his behavior, supporting him emotionally and sometimes ...Read more

Cheating Wife Still Calling The Shots In Damaged Union

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: After 10 years of being with my wife, including eight years of marriage, I accidentally discovered she was having affairs online. She put me through weeks of lies, denial, minimizing and obfuscating before finally giving me full disclosure. At this point, I'll never know if I can believe her after her seven years of off-and-on ...Read more

Workplace Crush Leaves Woman Struggling To Move Forward

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am a lesbian who recently experienced heartbreak by falling in love with my mentor and boss. I didn't want it to happen, but it did. The time we spent together was a balance of bliss and fear. My heart and soul feel that she feels the same way about me. I left my job because my feelings for her became so overwhelming, I could no ...Read more

Husband Lashes Out Amid Criticism Of Bad Behavior

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband rarely says "thank you" and almost never apologizes for anything. The other day, I was at an office party to which family members were not invited. I brought home a plate of food for my husband, for which he refused to thank me when I hinted that a "thanks" might be nice, especially since it was dinnertime.

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A Few Siblings Bear Brunt Of Caring For Aging Father

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am one of the younger children of eight. One sister is deceased, which leaves seven of us to care for our father, who has had dementia since our mother passed. The four oldest are retired. The youngest three still work.

I believe we all should take responsibility for our father. Two of the older siblings are my sisters. I live on ...Read more

Frightened Wife Is Tired Of Living A Lie At Home

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have been deceiving my husband for a couple of months and can't figure out how to come clean. I feel like a terrible person. We have been married 17 years, and during the first four or five we were happy. We don't have very many disagreements, but when we do, he always wins. This is because he's intense, intelligent and very ...Read more

Newlyweds Butt Heads Over Career And Family Choices

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am a teacher. I have a young son, and I love being off when he is out for school holidays and spending summers together. I feel I have the best of both worlds. I recently married a woman who is 14 years younger than me and is also a teacher. My wife hates the profession. She feels it isn't exciting or respectable enough. Her ...Read more



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