Life Advice



Recently Married Woman Can't Stomach Husband's Negativity

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am a 39-year-old woman who has been in a relationship for five years and married for two. Abby, I am consumed with regret for marrying this man. He's loyal and has a good job, but he spends most of our money on food (eating out at work, drinking expensive beers, buying tools, etc.) and he is probably the most negative person I know....Read more

Grandma Raising Young Girls Grows Tired Of Mom's Antics

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am raising my two granddaughters and trying to allow their mother, my daughter, to visit with them. My problem is, the entire time she is with us, she stays on her phone or Snapchat. Last weekend, I drove to the place where she resides, and the whole time we were there she ignored the girls. I have a ton of family and friends who ...Read more

Grind Of Pandemic Taking A Toll On Couple's Ability To Connect

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have experienced a serious disconnect since the COVID-19 outbreak. I have very little interest in him and ZERO desire when it comes to sex. We have two small children at home, so Mommy/Daddy time is now nonexistent.

We haven't left our home in five months and I'm beyond frustrated. I know he wants to keep us safe, ...Read more

Siblings Disagree Over Final Wishes Of Their Dying Father

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My mother died two years ago. Both of my parents traveled extensively before their declining health prevented it. They purchased a prepaid cremation package that included shipping the cremains back to their home.

My mother was cremated, but we had to wait more than six weeks for her cremains so we could have a funeral. Waiting for ...Read more

Man Is Disinclined To Meet With Newfound Half-Sisters

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My father, who has been gone for 40 years, had many good qualities, and he provided well for our family. I loved him and treasure many of the memories I have of my time with him. However, his deep-seated lechery overwhelmed his life and destroyed what might have been an idyllic '50s youth for me. It caused great pain and embarrassment...Read more

Man Is Unsure Of The Future With His Bi-Curious Fiancee

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I are in our early 50s. We dated for two years and have been engaged for three months. She's a wonderful lady, and I can't imagine life without her.

I knew she was bi-curious a year ago when she told me one of her married female co-workers was flirting with her and she kind of enjoyed it. Since then, their relationship...Read more

Grandparents Have No Idea Why They're Out In The Cold

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: My brother Brian and his wife, Laurel, have an adult son, Dick, who dated a girl I'll call Crystal for 10 years before they got married. Everyone got along fine, until Crystal gave birth.

After their first child was born, Crystal started withholding visits from my brother and his wife. Crystal and Dick had two more children. The ...Read more

Daughter's Fashion Choices Cause Mom Embarrassment

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: Our 19-year-old daughter is wonderful in many ways. She's smart, attends a university on academic scholarships and earns excellent grades. The problem is the way she dresses. Her shorts are so short they show some cheek, the bathing suits she wears in our backyard pool are almost thongs, she runs at the track in spandex and a sports ...Read more

Wife With Debilitating Illness Gets Little Help From Husband

Life Advice / Dear Abby /

DEAR ABBY: I am a young woman who has battled rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren's syndrome for the past eight years. My aunt passed away from complications of it at the age of 43, and I'm getting close to that age.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have become increasingly disabled. I can barely get out of bed without being in pain and ...Read more



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