Mom Faces Tough Choice If Daughter Decides To Move

  • Mom Faces Tough Choice If Daughter Decides To Move

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 68-year-old woman. For the past seven years, I have lived with my daughter, my only child. We have always had a great relationship, and now as adults, we have a great friendship. She and her husband recently separated, and she now has a boyfriend. She has an excellent job and has…

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  • The New Girl At School Isn’t Shy Around Boys

    DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl in high school. Recently, I became friends with a new girl at school. She’s 15. She has a boyfriend at her old school, but she talks to guys at this school she thinks are cute. She told me some of them want to hook up with her and she seems happy about it. She even…

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  • Family Offers Little Sympathy After Online Boyfriend’s Death

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 20-year-old woman. A few months ago, my boyfriend (my very first boyfriend) committed suicide. I feel absolutely destroyed.The problem is, my family doesn’t regard my feelings of grief seriously because our relationship was started and maintained online. We lived several states…

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  • Daughter Avoids Mom’s Calls After Exhausting Day At Work

    DEAR ABBY: My mother calls me all the time. I answer sometimes, but sometimes I don’t because I feel she wants to know too much about my life.I work full time with the public. When I get home, I’m tired. I have talked to people all day long, and I really don’t feel like entertaining her.My mother…

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  • Thank-You For A Gift Is Too Often Left Unsaid

    DEAR ABBY: In my opinion, too many young people today are shortchanged when it comes to manners and etiquette. The knowledge of how wonderful it is to receive written acknowledgment of gifting is rapidly fading.A quick note of appreciation for any kind of thoughtful gesture lifts the giver’s…

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  • Turning Over New Leaf Means Turning Away Bigoted Friends

    DEAR ABBY: My friendships have always included people of different races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, professions, etc. A few years ago, I had an experience that was both devastating and humbling on several different levels. It caused me to do a lot of introspection and…

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  • Man’s Drunken Behavior Damages Valued Friendship

    DEAR ABBY: I have been friends with “Janet” for eight years. We have been very close, talk often, and go to lunch three times a month. We are like two peas in a pod and have always been honest with each other. Our relationship is open and aboveboard.On a recent holiday, I went to her house for a…

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  • Brother Should Let Mom In On Cheating Sister’s Secret

    DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old sister, “Lara,” who has four children with her deadbeat “boyfriend,” lives at my 57-year-old mother’s house and cheats on him. Mom is suspicious because Lara sometimes doesn’t come home from work, and she’s always using the excuse that she’s “going to a friend’s house.”…

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  • Cost Of Professional Help Adds To Teenager’s Anxiety

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old girl. For the past few years I have been depressed to the point where I have considered cutting myself. I also struggle with anxiety and avoid social situations in order not to experience it. Mom only knows about my anxiety, but I have been sugarcoating it when I talk…

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  • Small Investment In Smoke Alarms Reaps Big Benefits

    DEAR ABBY: Printing this letter could save some lives — maybe even your own.In the United States, eight people die every day (on average) in house fires. Tragically, about half of these deaths could have been prevented with an inexpensive device that takes just a few minutes to install and costs…

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  • Granddaughter With Sticky Fingers Is Caught In The Act

    DEAR ABBY: I caught my 12-year-old granddaughter stealing. She took one of my favorite hair products, which isn’t a big deal, but I’m torn over how to approach her and if I should inform her parents. There was another possible theft once before when she visited me. Some makeup blush disappeared. I…

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  • Boyfriend Takes Distrust To Frightening Extremes

    DEAR ABBY: I’m madly in love with a man I’ve been dating for almost a year, but I don’t think he’s in love with me. He claims he’s been hurt twice from two failed marriages. He keeps giving me mixed signals. He questions me about my male friends constantly. He shows up at my apartment without…

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  • Recent Grad Should Mention Pregnancy During Job Hunt

    DEAR ABBY: I am a recent nursing school graduate. My husband and I have a 1-year-old, and I just found out I’m pregnant again. I’d like to get a job as soon as I can. My question is, should I tell prospective employers I’m pregnant? I don’t want to be passed over because of my “condition,” but I…

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  • Man Returns To His Ex And Kids While Married To Someone Else

    DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have been back together for eight months. We were divorced for two years, during which time he remarried. We stayed in contact during his second marriage and he says he still loves me, so he left her. He’s now back with me after living on his own for a few months. I’m…

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  • Decision To Join Religion Must Come From The Heart

    DEAR ABBY: I am a 16-year-old girl who doesn’t believe in God. Frankly, I feel uncomfortable when religion is brought up. All my friends are firm believers of Christianity and attend Bible study, or help out with other things at their church.My parents and brothers don’t believe in God. When I say…

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  • Volunteering With Infants May Gratify Wannabe Mom

    DEAR ABBY: I just turned 20 and I desperately want a baby. I know it’s not possible right now because I am still in school and will be for several years. I also want to be married before having children, and my boyfriend agrees. We take precautions and don’t plan on having kids for a long time.None…

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  • Paying Grandma For Child Care Becomes Divorce War Weapon

    DEAR ABBY: My daughter and her husband are divorced, and I take care of their twin daughters after school. I love the girls and treasure the time I get to spend with them.Their parents’ combined income is more than $120,000. I am on a fixed income and ask for only $10 per day (plus $10 a week for…

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  • Old Habits Die Hard During Woman’s Transition To A Man

    DEAR ABBY: My daughter has been in a lesbian relationship for 14 years. They recently took me to lunch and informed me that her partner, “Nicole,” is in the process of transitioning to a male.Nicole has now legally changed her name to “Nick” and has begun hormone treatments. They have been going to…

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  • Ex-Wife Of Cheater Seeks A Way To Cope With Anger

    DEAR ABBY: I work for a court, and while I was at work the bailiff informed me he had civil papers to serve on my husband. When I called my husband to tell him, he sounded scared that I knew about it. When I dug a little deeper, I found out they were child support papers from a woman he’d had an…

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  • Wife Needs A Wake-Up Call On Family’s Sleeping Patterns

    DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 16 years. We have three boys, ages 12, 6 and 2. My 6-year-old doesn’t sleep in his bed. He sleeps on the couch. My wife sleeps in a recliner in the den. The 2-year-old usually sleeps with her. Sometimes he sleeps in a crib in our room. I sleep by myself in…

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