DEAR ABBY: A month and a half ago, my boyfriend of five years proposed. We are happy and excited. Most of the wedding party are my friends from college, who are like a family to me. They have also grown very close to my fiance.
One friend, Eden, defines herself as a goth. She wears dark lipstick, dark makeup and usually wears all black -- lace,...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I am wondering if anyone else has ever asked about this. I have had the same cleaning woman for three years. She does an excellent job and works hard. I got her the last six or seven of her clients. However, she has made little changes in the past when I'm not home.
For example, she reorganized a kitchen drawer and laundry room ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I'm a millennial, and it seems these days people stay at jobs for only a few years before moving on. That has been my experience in the past, but now I'm in a position that's fulfilling and where I am creatively satisfied.
All my friends are always looking for their next gig, but for once, I don't feel that way. They keep sending me ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: My wife, Grace, and I have been happily married for 48 years. We're retired and enjoy an active sex life. Grace has a female friend, Ricky, we have known more than 45 years. She's a close friend, and they often get together for lunch.
Ricky has been an out lesbian for many years and, in the past, had female companions. The problem is...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have two sons, 14 and 10. I just got married a year ago. My husband, Kurt, has taken on the father role and does pretty well, although I think he sometimes goes a little overboard.
He and my oldest son, Elijah, worked on a roof together, and because my son made $200 plus a $70 bonus, Kurt got upset with Elijah when he used his ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: It's been several years since you have mentioned Because I Love You (B.I.L.Y.) as a resource for parents in crisis. What is happening to our groups -- as well as similar ones -- is a decrease in attendance. Yet the problems today are worse than when I started B.I.L.Y. many years ago. The schools don't want a group such as ours on ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I've had it up to here with my crabby next-door neighbor. She grows vegetables in her garden -- squash and pumpkins at this time of year. Our properties are separated by a wire fence.
A few days before Halloween last year, a friend brought her two grandsons, who are 4 and 6, for a visit. They were excited to find a pumpkin in my yard...Read more
DEAR ABBY: Recently something has come up in my life that has pushed the shaky relationship between my girlfriend, Linnay, and my parents to the front burner. She insists they do not like her. Because of it, she rarely speaks more than a few sentences to them and dreads going to my house to visit them.
I don't think my parents dislike Linnay, ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: When I was in my first year of college, my mother divorced my stepdad. Charlie was part of my life for 12 years, but since their divorce, she insists I have no contact with him. Charlie visits the state where I now live several times a year to see a friend and invites me to have dinner with him. I do, but because of Mom's demand, I ...Read more