Life Advice



Unequal Division Of Housework Puts Marriage On Stormy Path

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for seven years and have two beautiful children. My husband and I both work full-time, yet I do almost all of the household chores. I have asked him repeatedly to help ease my workload and stress by dividing the chores more equitably, but my requests are met minimally and temporarily. This has caused arguments, ...Read more

Man Keeps Granddaughter A Secret From His Ex-Wife

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I divorced my wife 20 years ago, leaving behind two daughters. My older girl was 5 when I left, and due to my ex's lies, I wasn't able to see them.

When my older daughter turned 18, she contacted me. She confessed that she had been forced to lie in court, and we reconnected. At 19, she came to me pregnant. She asked if I would take ...Read more

Triangle Full Of Drama Started As A Crush In Middle School

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: In middle school, I had a crush on a boy. He didn't even know I existed. Through a chance meeting many years later, he noticed me, but there were complications. He didn't know how to tell his ex it was too late for her, and it became a love triangle. She saw the error of her ways and left. He and I have been together ever since. He ...Read more

Roommate's Drunken Fights Begin To Wear Renter Down

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My roommate owns the house. His girlfriend and her two children are over here all day, every day. I have my own living room, office and bedroom, and we share the kitchen and bathroom.

I'm clean and respectful and try to mind my own business. The problem is, neither of them work. They drink heavily every day and then scream and fight ...Read more

Video Dinner Parties Help Distant Family Stay Close

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: May I share with you a way my husband and I are staying connected? My daughter came up with the idea. She and her daughter live a good distance from us. She decided the four of us should have a virtual dinner together three times a week.

We move our dining chairs together and position a tablet opposite us so we are visible on the ...Read more

Mom Fears History Will Repeat For Daughter Marrying Young

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for 18 years. The main reason for my divorce was that I married too young and wasn't ready to be a wife and mother. My daughter has just announced her engagement to a truly wonderful man, but she's only 19. I want to support her, but I'm afraid she's making the same mistake I did. I have tried talking to her about...Read more

Sorrow Consumes Couple's Lives After Son's Suicide

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I lost our son to suicide a few years ago. We have never gotten over it. I have recovered somewhat and would like to resume having intimate relations, but she's not that far along.

I no longer feel there's any reason to continue on this earth. There is no point to my being here. I think about suicide daily. I have been ...Read more

Woman Runs Low On Patience For Friend's Drama-Filled Life

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My friend Kate has had a lot of trauma in her life, and she feels things very deeply. She has experienced assault, the suicide of a close friend, the death of several family members, discovered she can't have children, and managed to escape an abusive relationship, all in the last five years or so.

Kate does all the things people are...Read more

Changing Identities Bring Up Questions Of Proper Etiquette

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My 13-year-old son and I recently had a discussion that maybe you can help clarify. We are seeing more about trans people these days, and I'm not sure how to address them.

I don't want to offend anyone, but when you see a large male wearing pants, shirt, etc. but has pink hair and makeup, should I say sir or madam? My son says I ...Read more


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