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Dear Abby: Mom gives blessing to kids attending church with grandma

Dear Abby: I am an atheist. My parents, although raised Presbyterian, never to my knowledge participated in organized religion, so it was not part of my upbringing.

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Dear Abby: Learn to manage anger before exploding at kids

I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now.

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Dear Abby: Mom and ex at loggerheads over daughter’s cellphone

Dear Abby: I bought my 11-year-old daughter a cellphone. My ex does not approve.

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Dear Abby: Photo of mom in body bag infuriates grieving daughter

Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old female. My mother passed away in my home almost exactly a year ago.

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Dear Abby: Sister worries hotel plans might insult rest of family

Dear Abby: My sister and her family recently moved out of state after having lived near our family all her life.

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Dear Abby: High school friend turned enemy continues her attacks

Dear Abby: I need your help in dealing with an old “frenemy.

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Dear Abby: Girl who shies away from gym can enjoy a good, long walk

Dear Abby: My mom wants me to exercise more. Currently, I just walk a lot (in my house and around the block).

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Dear Abby: Wife who escaped abusive marriage must not go back

Dear Abby: In the beginning of our marriage there was physical abuse and marital rape. I stayed anyway.

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Dear Abby: Ex-husband who drives drunk should be taken off the road

Dear Abby: A few months ago I left my husband after a long marriage, mostly due to his drinking.

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Dear Abby: Key to wife’s hoarding may be in her genes

Dear Abby: My wife and I and our 13-year-old son live in a nice home we have been remodeling for the last eight years.

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Dear Abby: Mood swings cause preteen to question emotions

Dear Abby: I am at the end of my wits, and I need some answers. I am almost 13 and dread being a teenager because I don’t want things to be complicated.

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Dear Abby: Toddler’s taste in clothes stirs up family tensions

Dear Abby: My brother and sister-in-law have been dressing my 2-year-old nephew, “Charlie,” in dresses and pink clothes.

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Dear Abby: Relative says family fundraiser has gone to the well too often

Dear Abby: A family member keeps setting up fundraisers every time she wants to buy something for her family.

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Dear Abby: Man feels abandoned as girl transitions to new relationship

Dear Abby: I am a straight man who met and fell in love with a transgender girl I’ll call Eve.

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Dear Abby: Secret baptism for baby is scheme that’s all wet

Dear Abby: My niece has a 1-year-old son. Neither my niece nor the baby’s father is religious, and they have chosen not to have the baby baptized.

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Dear Abby: Deceased grandma still lives through grandpa’s deception

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law passed away two years ago from lung cancer.

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Dear Abby: The dawn of a new year brings joy, hope for new beginnings

Dear Readers: It’s 2017! A new year has arrived, bringing with it our chance for a new beginning.

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Dear Abby: Couple feels ignored by parents tending to wayward siblings

Dear Abby: My husband and I are in our 30s. We do well for ourselves and are generally happy.

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Dear Abby: Baby’s birth sparks interest in absentee father’s family

Dear Abby: My twin sister and I were raised by a single mom. Because Mom received welfare benefits, she was required to list “potential” fathers in order to receive aid.

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Dear Abby: Wife married to old swinger would like to push him out

Dear Abby: I am a 70-year-old woman, married for 50 years, and I hate my husband.

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Dear Abby: Theft of prized possessions leaves wife feeling betrayed

Dear Abby: I recently realized that my mother-in-law stole several of my prized possessions.

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Dear Abby: It’s time to talk turkey to freeloading relatives

Dear Abby: It has happened again, another stressful, unpleasant Thanksgiving for me. My husband has out-of-town relatives who fly in using frequent flier miles.

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Dear Abby: Woman’s use of free guest pass to gym isn’t working out

Dear Abby: I go to the gym regularly. Part of my membership includes a free guest pass.

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Dear Abby: Young teen acting out needs more supervision

Dear Abby: I am writing regarding my almost 13-year-old daughter.

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Dear Abby: Woman abused as child needs help to overcome her hang-ups

Dear Abby: I am a 46-year-old woman with PTSD due to a history of physical abuse, mental abuse and incest that I experienced as a child.

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Dear Abby: Dad’s affair brings misery to his family and to him

Dear Abby: My dad started an affair with a woman who is four years older than I am. He has left my mom.

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Dear Abby: Man back in dating game must try and try again

Dear Abby: I’m a 57-year-old male who has been thrust back into the dating scene. I’m financially secure, in good health and have a good career. I’m searching for someone near my age who has similar achievements in life.

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Dear Abby: Wife resists husband’s dream of retiring to warmer climes

Dear Abby: I’m 57 and have been married for 25 years. My husband has retired and is ready for me to do the same.

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Mom and daughter launch into premature ring-shopping

She quickly dismissed all of them, and started telling me how I need a big stone and that it needs to be expensive.

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Dear Abby: Nephew’s table manners make him unfit for civilized company

Dear Abby: I’m a 50-something single man living with my elderly mother.

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Dear Abby: Alcoholic husband’s cruelty extends even to family cat

Dear Abby: My husband drinks a lot. When he does, his personality changes to the point that I don’t want to be around him.

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Dear Abby: Lonely man during holidays should reach out to others

Dear Abby: I became estranged from my family after I came out as gay. I am OK with it and don’t really care anymore. The problem is, besides having no family, I have no friends either.

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Dear Abby: Hosts trim once-a-year friends from Christmas party list

Dear Abby: For the past 17 years, we have hosted parties at Christmas.

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Ex-military couple can’t agree on a continent to call home

Dear Abby: My husband recently retired from the military.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend seeks the best way to nudge boy out of dad’s bed

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. I moved in with him about a year ago. He has a 9-year-old son, “Todd,” who stays with us every other week.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s multiple affairs leave wife in legal limbo

Dear Abby: My husband of five years has confessed to affairs that resulted in two children. I suspected that something was up when after a year of marriage he seemed distant.

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Dear Abby: Knitted breast prostheses are made with tender loving care

Dear Abby: You would be doing millions of women a great service by telling them about Knitted Knockers Support Foundation.

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Dear Abby: Mom stressed by one child should not try for another

Dear Abby: My daughter asked me if she should have another child, and based on what I have observed with her first, I definitely feel she shouldn’t.

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Dear Abby: Man’s dream of togetherness ends in long family feud

Dear Abby: I am a happily married man with one problem that doesn’t go away.

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Dear Abby: Wife’s job at the gym has husband in a sweat

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for almost 11 years and have three children. About four years ago my wife cheated on me and left.

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Dear Abby: Self-made entrepreneur enjoys new-found popularity in bed

Dear Abby: I recently started seeing an entrepreneur. He’s basically the most amazing man I have ever been with.

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Dear Abby: Grandma is tired of being a good sport and chauffeur

Dear Abby: My daughter and son-in-law have only one vehicle that is running. He works out of town, so he drives it, which leaves my daughter home all day without transportation.

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Dear Abby: Unworkable living arrangement weighs heavily on young man

Dear Abby: Earlier this year I moved away from home to move in with my boyfriend. We had been dating for more than a year and were close enough we could see each other whenever our schedules allowed.

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Dear Abby: Gifts of liquor to recovering alcoholic are not appreciated

Dear Abby: I recently got my husband back in touch with “Scott,” his best friend from adolescence and college.

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Dear Abby: Soon-to-be-blended family is divided over immunizations

Dear Abby: I’m engaged to a wonderful man I have been with for five years. We plan to get married as soon as his house sells and we can move into another home as a family. He has three children; I have four.

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Dear Abby: Stocking up on staples makes family happy for the holidays

Dear Abby: With the holiday shopping season already here, may I suggest another way to look at gift giving? We all want to give the perfect gift to family members.

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Dear Abby: The way to make friends is to be a good one yourself

Dear Abby: I am a 9-year-old girl in third grade. I have problems making friends. Girls my age and older don’t like me much. Boys my age and older seem to be fine.

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Dear Abby: Sharing bed with infant can lead to sleep-related death

Dear Abby: While, as you replied to “Sleepy in California” (Sept. 17), some parents do “co-sleep” with their children for the first few months, what you were referring to is actually “bed sharing.”

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Dear Abby: Suggest that holiday critics step up and lend a hand

Dear Abby: The holidays are coming, and this year it’s my turn to host Thanksgiving. I’m a full-time working mom with two active children, and I also volunteer. No matter how hard I will work at cleaning my house before the relatives come, I know there’ll be areas that aren’t spotless.

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Dear Abby: Surgery abroad goes wrong after infection takes hold

Dear Abby: I’m 42, and the mother of three children. I love my kids, but after many years of wanting to do something about my “mommy belly,” I decided to have a tummy tuck.

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Dear Abby: Friend enjoys a free ride without the slightest thanks

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired airline employee, and I get passes for my friends and family.

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Dear Abby: Kids lobby mom to return long-overdue child support

I’m a divorced and remarried mother of two adult children. Both live on their own and have decent jobs. After the divorce, I managed to keep a roof over our heads, food on the table and provide college for my children.

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Dear Abby: Booklet gives easy tutorial on how to write a letter

Dear Abby: I’m a freshman in college, blessed to have an internship in the office of a nonprofit organization. As time goes by, and as trust is built, I am being given more responsibilities.

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Dear Abby: Relatives’ comings and goings leave their sister at a loss

Dear Abby: My older brother and son live with me. We are all adults, so we don’t need to ask each other’s permission before one of us leaves the house.

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Dear Abby: Woman, kids aren’t thankful to leave home for the holidays

Dear Abby: My fiance, “Allen,” and I have dated for almost three years and have been living together for three months.

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Dear Abby: Woman plans for Christmas without mom and daughter

Dear Abby: My just-married daughter has informed me that we will no longer celebrate Christmas together because her husband always spends it with his mother and wants to continue doing it that way.

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Longtime addict seeks to end downward spiral of his life

Dear Abby: I am a 46-year-old drug user.

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Dear Abby: Man’s new job with an old flame gives his wife a chill

Dear Abby: My husband was recently offered a new job that carries with it a significant increase in salary as well as upward mobility.

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend consumed by video games reveals himself a loser

Dear Abby: I have been dating “Ian” for seven months. We met at work, and my friends convinced me to go out with him. I thought he was a nice guy, just shy.

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Dear Abby: Let grandma decide how much baby-sitting she wants to do

Dear Abby: Is it wrong to drop off a 1- and a 5-year-old at a senior assisted-living center for their great-grandmother to baby-sit in her room?

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Dear Abby: Teen treated like dirt should dust herself off and move on

Dear Abby: It has been two years, and I haven’t been able to get over my first love.

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Dear Abby: After 40 years, ex-wife still can’t let go of man she left

Dear Abby: After 19 years of marriage, my mother divorced my father to be with my stepfather. They have been together for 40 years now.

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Dear Abby: Secret marriage threatens to tear Thai family apart

Dear Abby: Our daughter, a young Thai adult, is socially immature.

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Dear Abby: Change in the weather signals time to change alarm batteries

Dear Abby: Fall is here and as we prepare for a change in the weather, it’s also the time we turn our clocks back an hour from daylight saving time.

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Dear Abby: Panhandling mother needs assistance, not a lecture

Dear Abby: I went to the market the other day, and there was a woman sitting on the sidewalk with two children – a boy who looked to be about 6 and a girl about 2.

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Dear Abby: Rude sister-in-law’s demands put damper on holiday giving

Dear Abby: My brother and his wife have been married 3-1/2 years and have an 18-month-old daughter.

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Dear Abby: Mom resents supporting daughter who is deep in debt

Dear Abby: My 34-year-old daughter, “Martha,” is a single mom. I adore my granddaughter. Martha needs me to give her $500 a month, plus cover emergencies (new tires, hospital bills for baby, etc.) in order to get by.

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Dear Abby: Cancer survivors dispute ‘previvor’s’ place at relay

Dear Abby: This is in response to “Conflicted in California” (March 20), whose co-worker walks the “survivors’ lap” in Relay for Life events.

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Dear Abby: Man’s house isn’t big enough for wife’s many grandchildren

Dear Abby: I have been with my wife for 16 years. She has a grown daughter who’s the mother of eight kids, but she only has five with her at this time.

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Dear Abby: Learning disability could be root of dropout’s problems

Dear Abby: I’m 18 and a freshman in college. My 16-year-old brother is supposed to be a junior in high school, but he’s still taking freshman classes. He has gone to school maybe twice this year. He just gave up and dropped out.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend still in closet is taking her time to come out

Dear Abby: I’m a lesbian currently dating a woman who is still in the closet. She now identifies as bisexual. We have been dating for about a year.

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Dear Abby: Clerk questions if she should report potential child abuse

Dear Abby: I’m a 20-year-old college student and have had a job at the same retail store for two years. A few weeks ago, a mother walked in holding a baby that appeared to be about 6 months old. The first thing I noticed was that he had numerous bruises.

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Dear Abby: Supportive friend should leave therapy to an expert

Dear Abby: I am a college student on the East Coast. A dear friend of mine who attends the same university goes home on break to the West Coast.

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Dear Abby: Lost dream of grandparenthood leaves hole in woman’s heart

Dear Abby: I have two wonderful children (28 and 30). Both are married and have great spouses. Ever since I was a girl, I have dreamed of being a mother and a grandmother. My heartbreak is that neither of my children wants kids.

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Dear Abby: Family never learns to let up on criticism of career choice

They make little jabs like, “... but we know you can’t afford it,” and, “Is this too expensive for you?” which echo at family gatherings to the point that neither my husband nor I want to be there.

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Dear Abby: Woman’s disappearing act ends four-year relationship

Dear Abby: I was “ghosted” by a woman I had been in a long-distance relationship with. It lasted four years until one day she just never responded again.

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Dear Abby: Woman wants photographer boyfriend to focus on her

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I are mature adults who enjoy photography. He brings his camera when we go to the beach or sporting events – even to the store.

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Dear Abby: Woman’s move to new state doesn’t bring new friends

Dear Abby: I moved to a new state two years ago, mostly because I had a friend who lived here part-time. I have distanced myself from many of the people she has introduced me to because they all talk about each other behind their backs.

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Dear Abby: Not voting is indication of apathy, not principle

Dear Abby: My 72-year-old husband believes that not voting in the upcoming presidential election is making a statement because he can’t tolerate any of the candidates.

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Dear Abby: Covert use of speakerphone makes caller want to clam up

Dear Abby: When I call my brother or sister, I expect my call to be private, just between the two of us

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Dear Abby: Husband’s partisan politics are dominating social visits

Dear Abby: My husband is very political, and around election time he becomes engrossed in news shows. He has a habit of showing his favorite political news clips to friends when they visit.

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Dear Abby: Doctor’s wife serves penance after being caught in affair

Dear Abby: Four years ago, after three years of marriage, I had a brief affair and was caught by my husband, who is a doctor.

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Dear Abby: Friend in long relationship signals she may want out

Dear Abby: I’m a 25-year-old lesbian from a suburban area outside the Twin Cities. It’s not easy finding other gay women in this area, unless I visit Minneapolis, which I don’t enjoy.

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Dear Abby: Basic information is critical for emergency responders

Dear Abby: I am a 911 dispatcher with some hints for your readers in case they need emergency services and must call 911.

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Dear Abby: Widow ready to date again hesitates to take first step

Dear Abby: My husband of 26 years passed away unexpectedly at age 46. This was 2 1/2 years ago. I have not yet started dating; however, I finally feel like I’d like to.

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Dear Abby: Temper tantrum puts an end to 15-year long friendship

I am having to part ways with someone I have known for 15 years.

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Dear Abby: Divorce stories give woman cause to pause on marriage

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost two years, although we have known each other for almost seven years now.

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Dear Abby: To tell or not to tell: Man’s co-workers cheat on wives

Dear Abby: My husband travels frequently with a work crew. It is not unusual for them to be gone for months at a time. During these absences, some of the married men on this crew cheat on their wives, who are at home with their children.

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Dear Abby: Baby clothes inheritance plan spoiled by sibling rivalry

Dear Abby: I have a brother and a sister. I’m the oldest. My husband and I have a 3-year-old child and no plans for more children.

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Dear Abby: Money-grabbing co-worker drives colleague into hiding

Dear Abby: A woman I’ll call Betty Jo works in my office. We are only casual acquaintances. We speak in passing when time permits, but she has never invited me to lunch with her or suggested any interaction outside the job.

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Dear Abby: Man’s declaration of love wavers when he’s drunk

Dear Abby: I have been living with my boyfriend for 11 months.

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Dear Abby: Basic voting information is available just a click away

Dear Abby: Election Day is just over a month away. As it approaches, many people have questions about voting that could keep them away from the polls this November.

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Dear Abby: Husband needs help moving beyond past sexual abuse

Dear Abby: My husband recently disclosed to me that he was sexually abused by his cousin, who was the same age, when he was in high school.

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Dear Abby: Wife in sexless marriage is tempted by outside offer

Dear Abby: I’ve been in a committed relationship for 19 years, and have been married for three years. My husband is wonderful, except he has absolutely no sex drive.

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend’s belittling sister makes woman feel small

Dear Abby: I’ve been with my boyfriend, “Jake,” for two years. We are both 32. Since the beginning, his sister, “Michelle” (who is 26), has never liked me.

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Dear Abby: Mom suspects military wife is retreating from her husband

My daughter and son-in-law are both in the military. Currently her husband is stationed elsewhere. They have a 6-month-old daughter, and I’m staying with her to help her out for now.

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Dear Abby: Woman in modest housing discourages dropping by

Abby, I’m not proud of where I live now, and I don’t want to have to explain this to her.

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Dear Abby: Divorcee should take time to get to know ‘loving’ new interest

Dear Abby: I’m a recent divorcee who has started dating again. I have been seeing this guy – also divorced – for a few months, and he recently told me he loves me.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s new acting career gets bad reviews from family

I have been happily married for 20 years to an amazing man, “Boyd.” Eight months ago, he left his administrative job to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an actor.

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Dear Abby: Husband feels overworked at his job and in his bed

Dear Abby: I am 23, married for four years and have three children. My wife and I have always had strong sex drives. I recently accepted a dream job that pays very well. On the downside, I work 12 to 14 hours a day, and by the time I get home I’m exhausted.

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Dear Abby: Grandparents don’t approve of kids’ creative clothing

While our 6-year-old enjoys the positive attention he receives from his often unusual and imaginative clothing choices, his grandparents feel we are being “disrespectful to others”.

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Dear Abby: Daughter with resentful mom must create firm boundaries

I am 32, married for a year and a half, with no children yet. I am an only child who was raised by my mother until I was 14 because my father was in prison. My mother never remarried. She blames me for her never having found anyone.

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Dear Abby: Children’s bedtime routines cause mom to lose sleep

Dear Abby: After the birth of our son, “Ricky,” my husband insisted he sleep in our bed with us.

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Dear Abby: Memories of awful boyfriend continue to linger years later

Dear Abby: Years ago, I dated an awful guy. He possessed just about every negative quality you could imagine.

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Dear Abby: Living at home stops college grad from being her true self

Dear Abby: I am a bisexual female college graduate living at home, and an only child. I have had one sexual encounter with a woman but never a relationship. I have, however, had relationships with men.

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Dear Abby: Shy woman wants some tips for starting a conversation

Dear Abby: I’m an educated, attractive 24-year-old woman who hasn’t dated much.

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Dear Abby: Couple fallen out of love should fall out of marriage

Dear Abby: Is it possible that people can just fall out of love with each other?

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Dear Abby: Husband’s request to dress up seems silly to informal wife

Dear Abby: My wife of 15 years is a beautiful lady I find more attractive every day.

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Dear Abby: Man’s nonstop work schedule leaves little time for wife

Dear Abby: I am a stay-at-home mom who doesn’t work.

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Dear Abby: Teen’s friendship is strained after moving five miles away

Dear Abby: We used to live in a neighborhood where my 13-year-old daughter’s best friend, “Mandy,” still lives.

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Dear Abby: Wife’s meticulous grooming becomes troubling obsession

Dear Abby: My wife has always been well groomed, with an obsessive interest in her fingernails and toenails. Every three or four days, she spends an hour trimming them.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s secret teenage affair has awkward epilogue

Dear Abby: When my husband was a teenager, he had an ongoing affair with his mother’s 20-plus-years-older friend “Nicolle.”

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Dear Abby: Anglo woman using Spanish fears she may be out of line

Dear Abby: I am a retired librarian who lives in Texas. I am what around here is called “Anglo,” meaning white and not Hispanic. I speak four languages, with varying degrees of proficiency.

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Dear Abby: Advice column addict seeks advice to cure her addiction

Dear Abby: I live in Dubai and started reading advice columns around 10 years ago.

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Dear Abby: Relative’s incontinence is the elephant in the room

Dear Abby: One of my relatives has become incontinent. She leaks badly. Most of the time her pants are wet. When she comes to visit, she doesn’t hesitate to sit on my furniture, and when she stands up, she causes a spot on my carpet!

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Dear Abby: Girl feels pressure to choose her path after high school

Dear Abby: I’m a young woman of 16 years and I’m in the second year of high school. Next year will be my last, and then I will have the pressure of relatives and friends wondering what I will do with my life.

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Dear Abby: Woman can’t make the break from her decades-long affair

Dear Abby: I have been dating a married man for 30 years.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s longtime friendship is now forbidden by his wife

Dear Abby: I recently retired after 26 years of working with a professional partner of the opposite sex.

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Dear Abby: Woman copes with anxiety by filtering out bad news

Dear Abby: Clearly, America is in a state of turmoil. I am horrified and ashamed of the senseless death occurring daily.

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Dear Abby: Guest’s behavior at wedding earns no thanks from bride

Dear Abby: During my wedding reception a month ago, one of the guests (a friend of my mom’s) poured a glass of water on the DJ’s laptop because he felt the music was too loud and he wanted it shut down.

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Dear Abby: Donation of kidney ends with loss of a friendship

Dear Abby: My friend “Virginia” and I have known each other for 11 years. Five years ago she went into renal failure and was on dialysis for three years. It was hard on her and she needed a kidney transplant.

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Dear Abby: Dad dating ex-wife causes daughter to feel betrayed

Dear Abby: I have a complicated family situation. My dad was married to a woman named “Cynthia” for 16 years until they divorced. He met and married my mother the next year.

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Dear Abby: Proposition reveals secret side of woman’s best friend

Dear Abby: My best friend, “Kate,” approached me on a matter I’m uncomfortable with. For the last 12 years we have laughed, cried, consulted on everything we struggle with and shared our joys.

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Dear Abby: Worried son foresees trouble in parents’ all-day drinking

The problem is, they drink every day – sometimes from noon to when they go to bed.

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Dear Abby: Fear lingers after lunchtime walker is attacked by dog

Dear Abby: For health reasons, I had been walking during my lunch break at work.

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Dear Abby: Coaches have an obligation to quiet obnoxious parents

Dear Abby: I need some words of wisdom from you.

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Dear Abby: Man can’t muster the energy to join the digital dating world

Dear Abby: I am 32 years old and divorced my wife two years ago. Although I tried dating for a bit, it was a brave new world of online apps and profiles. It wasn’t for me, and I became discouraged.

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Dear Abby: Cousin escaping mom’s abuse needs to find her own space

Dear Abby: I’m a 21-year-old college student. Recently, my cousin (also 21) moved in with my parents and me because her mom is verbally and mentally abusive.

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Dear Abby: Man in relationship wants more than sleeping on the floor

Dear Abby: I am a 40-year-old man, divorced with teenage children, and have been exclusively dating a woman who has a 4-year-old daughter. There have been no clashes between our children. We have yet to have sex.

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Dear Abby: Daughter turned against mom must be straightened out

Dear Abby: I have a problem with my two younger sisters. Neither one can have children. I have three.

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Dear Abby: Needy wife can’t let her husband out of her sight

Dear Abby: This is my second marriage. My first husband died when our daughter was 5 months old.

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Dear Abby: Smartphone fact-checking is a conversational irritant

Dear Abby: How should I respond to someone who keeps her smartphone on and “fact-checks” anything that is mentioned in a group conversation?

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Dear Abby: Ex-husband’s parade of dates interferes with his dad time

Dear Abby: I have been divorced for a year and have two boys, ages 8 and 9. During this time, my ex-husband has introduced three different women to my children and recently introduced them to a new girlfriend he has been seeing for a few weeks.

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Dear Abby: Handyman’s unwanted attention ruins new job excitement

Dear Abby: About six months ago, I started a new job I really enjoy. A handyman who does odd jobs around the building was working on the floor in my area.

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Dear Abby: Couple’s spare bedroom is no longer open for guests

Dear Abby: We are a married couple in our 60s and have no close family. Before retirement, we would playfully tease each other.

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Dear Abby: Pediatrician’s bedside manner rubs mother the wrong way

Dear Abby: I recently took my 5-year-old, “Ralphie,” to his pediatrician. While we were waiting to see the doctor, Ralphie played a game on my phone.

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Dear Abby: Son won’t stand up to dad who puts his girlfriend down

I have been with my boyfriend, “Jake,” for a year and a half. To put it mildly, his dad does not like me.

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Dear Abby: Woman learns she has HIV, but refuses to inform her ex

My friend “Camilla” recently learned that she is HIV positive. My issue is, she refuses to contact her previous lover about her condition, even though she likely got it from him.

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Dear Abby: Man’s cold reaction to wife’s miscarriage adds to her pain

My husband, “Rob,” and I are at odds and your response may affect whether we stay together or not.

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Dear Abby: Grandma is demanding hostess during family’s annual visits

Dear Abby: We visit my grandmother out of state once a year. After our visits, I usually leave feeling defeated. A few reasons why:

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend fights woman’s effort to end her 10-year obsession

Dear Abby: Ever since I was 8 I’ve been having sex, and now I’m 18.

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Dear Abby: Woman must pick right time to reveal she can’t have kids

Dear Abby: I’m an attractive 30-year-old woman just out of a five-year relationship.

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Dear Abby: Couple’s long-ago ties can be bound up again

Forty-five years ago I had a mistress. My wife knew about her. Both of our spouses have now passed. I have found her address on the internet, and I’m debating if I should contact her.

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Dear Abby: Divergent career paths lead couple in different directions

Dear Abby: My partner, “Andrew,” and I have been together for four years. I’m a high school teacher, and he works for a major department store.