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Dear Abby | Discovery of pregnancy tests surprises live-in girlfriend

Abby tackles relationship issues and holiday blues

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Dear Abby | Divorced mom mulls overruling dad on daughter’s social life

Dear Abby: My ex-husband and I have been divorced for three years and share custody of our 10-year-old daughter.

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Dear Abby: Man’s announced engagement surprises his wife of 17 years

My husband and I have been together 21 years, married for 17.

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Dear Abby | Runaway dad on dating site is guilty of false advertising

Dear Abby tackles big talkers and runaway dads

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Dear Abby: Plans to attend bachelor party cause man’s girlfriend angst

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of two years will be attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas.

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Dear Abby: Afternoon delight ends when wife stops to take a call

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night.

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Dear Abby: Racy texts from co-worker cause man’s wife concern

Dear Abby: My husband, “Ralph,” and I have been married for 30 years.

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Dear Abby: Man’s devotion to his family leaves girlfriend feeling lonely

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I just moved in together. We have been a couple for seven years. Until now, we have lived with our parents.

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Dear Abby: Wife opposes husband’s plan to donate sperm to a friend

Dear Abby: Two years ago, I married a kind, hard-working man I’ll call Travis.

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Dear Abby | Millionaire boyfriend proves stingy with airline rewards

Millionaire husband appears to be unwilling to subsidize any travel that includes wife's children

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend’s stunning revelation leaves entire family shocked

Dear Abby: My son and his live-in girlfriend were expecting a baby.

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Dear Abby: Alcoholic recognizes sober truths after wife leaves him

Dear Abby: I have been married for 17 years to the love of my life.

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Dear Abby: Despite promise to stop, man resumes watching pornography

Dear Abby: Can you tell me why men watch porn?

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Dear Abby: Daughter of self-centered mom craves a role model

Dear Abby: My mother is extremely self-centered.

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Dear Abby | Pressure from boyfriend spurs teen to question relationship

Dear Abby: I am a 16-year-old girl in a somewhat happy relationship.

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Dear Abby: Handy advice and tips help girls sharpen social skills

Dear Abby: I enjoy reading your column, especially letters regarding young girls and their social skills.

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Dear Abby: Wife treated like a queen longs for simple snuggling

Dear Abby: I recently got married to a wonderful man who is 19 years younger than I am.

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Dear Abby: Expectant mother hasn’t told husband he’s not the father

Dear Abby: I am a mother of three and happily married to my kids’ father.

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Dear Abby: Son braces for reaction to transgender fiancee

Dear Abby: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met “Emma.”

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Dear Abby: Elderly usher’s ‘proposals’ draw reaction from readers

Dear Abby: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” (April 22), whose 9-year-old daughter has been getting “proposals of marriage” from a church usher in his 70s.

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Dear Abby: Stepmom feels squeezed out by father-daughter relationship

Dear Abby: I think my stepdaughter “Caroline” has an unhealthy relationship with my husband.

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Dear Abby: Family’s tolerance of verbal abuse is red flag for girlfriend

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and a half.

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Dear Abby: Unapologetic mother continues affair with married boyfriend

Dear Abby: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend urges more pushback against disapproving parents

Dear Abby: I am in an interracial relationship with a guy whose parents don’t support our being together because I’m from a different race and culture than he is.

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Dear Abby: Woman’s dangerous dating habits frighten her friend

Dear Abby: I’m worried about a close friend I have known for about 10 years.

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Dear Abby: Gym client vents her anger at bad-mouthing by trainer

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I work out at the same gym.

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Dear Abby | Wife decries kissing cousin’s return to family gatherings

Dear Abby: When my husband and I were dating, he told me that he’d had a consensual sexual relationship with his cousin, “Irma.”

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Dear Abby | Mom suggests best approach to asking about gun safety

Dear Readers: Today’s column is a continuation of yesterday’s about the importance of gun safety and parents feeling confident enough to raise the subject with other parents.

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Dear Abby: Irresponsible boyfriend earns nothing but woman’s anger

Dear Abby: My boyfriend cheated on me the whole time I was pregnant last year. He lived in Florida, and I lived in Missouri. He didn’t make it back for our son’s birth like he promised.

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Dear Abby: Mixed messages from mom have teen looking for clarity

Dear Abby: I’m 17. My mom and I often disagree on things. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t care what she does in her free time, but lately I have learned she’s talking to people about bisexuality.

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Abby: Man is ready to shop around for new source of ‘lattes’

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for 17 years. For the first 16 years, my wife would make me lattes without being asked.

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Dear Abby: Newlywed’s world caves in when the truth comes out

Dear Abby: I dated the perfect man for two years. When he asked me to marry him, I had to say yes.

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Dear Abby: Aunt seeks the right approach to niece in need of guidance

Dear Abby: I am concerned about my niece.

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Dear Abby: Hard-working dad needs help relating to his young daughter

Dear Abby: My husband works full-time, and when he gets home, and also on weekends, he’s “exhausted” and needs to relax.

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Dear Abby: Man answers wife’s hurt feelings with angry shouts

Dear Abby: I have been married for two years, and my husband has three grown children.

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Dear Abby: Wedding date forces difficult decision for maid of honor

Dear Abby: My best friend is getting married next year and I am supposed to be the maid of honor.

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Dear Abby: Girls’ mom needs jump start in conversation about puberty

Dear Abby: I’m a mother of three beautiful little girls.

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Dear Abby: Woman is struck speechless when told she talks too much

Dear Abby: My husband and I went on a trip with his brother and his wife recently.

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Dear Abby: Neighbor’s frustrations spill over in driveway conversation

Dear Abby: I live in a 55-plus community. We have lost 49 neighbors during the past five years – yes, seriously. Others are in nursing homes with no quality of life.

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Dear Abby: Sisters’ lifelong rivalry escalates into silence

Dear Abby: Our daughters aren’t speaking.

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Dear Abby: Bluesman’s wife feels no love after festival incident

Dear Abby: My husband, “Ray,” and I have been together for 10 years and, like most couples, we have had our ups and downs.

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Dear Abby: Widow reconsiders romantic overture from an old friend

Dear Abby: This is something I can’t talk about in my grief support group. I’m a 70-year-old widow. I lost my dear husband of 35 years 17 months ago. I always was more sexual than he was.

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Dear Abby: Family cycle of abuse is legacy of sexual predator

Dear Abby: I recently moved to Texas and met my teenage niece for the first time. After I got there I learned she had been molested by her mother’s father at the age of 3.

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Dear Abby: There’s no room for both mom and boyfriend in woman’s life

Dear Abby: I was in a relationship for 12 years. “Jenny” was my best friend. I had to end our relationship because she had allowed her mother to destroy it.

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Without a grave site, paying tribute to Mom gets creative

Dear Abby: My mom passed away two years ago.

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Dear Abby: Suicide rate among older men is overlooked tragedy

DEAR ABBY: My elderly father’s dearest friend committed suicide yesterday.

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Dear Abby: Teen immersed in electronics is losing touch with people

Dear Abby: I’ve been dating a wonderful woman for two years.

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Dear Abby: Hospital patient receives surprise anatomy lesson

Dear Abby: I recently had to spend a night in the hospital following minor surgery.

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Dear Abby: Widower finds companionship, but isn’t ready for romance

Dear Abby: My wife died of cancer four years ago. She was my best friend, and the pain of losing her was more than I could cope with.

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Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family down

Dear Abby: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that’s great.

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Dear Abby: Woman takes a hands-off approach to blind dates

Dear Abby: I’m a single 38-year-old woman.

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Dear Abby: Serial father keeps chummy relationships with his exes

Dear Abby: I recently met a 28-year-old father of three I’m interested in.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend deserves to know about man’s abusive past

Dear Abby: My brother is in a long-term relationship.

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Dear Abby: Gal pals can’t see positives in woman’s open marriage

Dear Abby: I’ve been in an extramarital relationship for 10 years. My husband knows, and so do my close friends.

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Dear Abby: Friend finds gender fluidity a hard concept to swallow

Dear Abby: I have a longtime friend I see almost every day. She’s an awesome friend.

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Dear Abby: Fetish drives man to badger his wife into smoking again

Dear Abby: I am a 28-year-old female. I recently married the most amazing man in the whole world, “Jeremy.”

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Dear Abby: Parents debate whether teens are ready to stay home alone

Dear Abby: I’ve never written to you before, but I’m having a disagreement with my husband.

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Dear Abby: Teen tells mom to stay away during his band performances

After performing in last year’s Christmas parade, a group of the students went to a nursing home to perform for the residents. When we arrived, I started to get out of the car with my son so I could listen, as other parents were doing. My son seemed surprised that I was going to stay and said he would rather I didn’t because I make him nervous. Needless to say, I was devastated.

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Dear Abby: Sweethearts struggling with a 30-year age gap

Dear Abby: I’m in my late 20s and have a male companion who is 30-plus years older than I am.

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Dear Abby: Man’s old tryst with wife’s yoga teacher causes strain

Dear Abby: My wife recently started a new yoga class she really likes.

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Dear Abby: Early playtime leaves retired neighbor tossing and turning

Dear Abby: We have owned our house for 31 years and raised our kids here.

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Dear Abby: Family visiting for graduation brings grandma with dementia

Dear Abby: My ex-husband is coming to celebrate our daughter’s graduation. He is bringing along his parents. I’m happy they are coming to show love and support for our daughter; however, his mother has dementia.

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Dear Abby: Crossdresser schemes behind his disapproving wife’s back

Dear Abby: I’m a married, heterosexual male.

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Dear Abby: Mistress stops believing man will leave his family for her

Dear Abby: I am a 24-year-old professional woman who has been having an affair with a married man for three years.

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Dear Abby: Man gets needed health care in a marriage of convenience

Dear Abby: I’m in a second marriage, which was only for the benefit of insurance so my husband could get insurance through my employer’s plan.

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Dear Abby: Mom dotes on new boyfriend at the expense of her kids

Dear Abby: My wife, “Rita,” and I separated a year ago.

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Dear Abby: Man decries rampant false advertising on dating sites

Dear Abby: I was divorced three years ago, and recently went on some dating sites to find a possible companion.

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Dear Abby: Transgender dad wants to be daughter’s ‘second mommy’

My former spouse and I are divorced and share a 3-year-old daughter. Soon after the baby was born, my ex came out as transgender and now lives as a woman.

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Dear Abby: Distant sisters work to close the gap in their relationship

Dear Abby: A few years ago, my sister mailed me a long letter detailing her resentment for me and our lack of closeness.

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Dear Abby: College student living at home is ready to fly after graduation

Dear Abby: I am 21 and about to graduate from college.

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Dear Abby: Husband doesn’t share wife’s dreams of seeing the world

Dear Abby: I’ll be retiring next year. My husband is already retired.

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Dear Abby: Age is no barrier for man long in love with neighbor

Dear Abby: I’m 36, doing very well in business, single and deeply in love with a 58-year-old woman.

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Dear Abby: Family’s Disapproval Stops Woman from Opening Up

Dear Abby: I’m a pansexual female and open about it with my friend and also my brother.

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Dear Abby: Nosy co-worker makes a stink over the office perfume policy

Dear Abby: My workplace, like many others, is “scent-free” because of the possibility that some employees might be chemically sensitive.

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Dear Abby: Unwitting comments from dad cause childless daughter pain

Dear Abby: I am a 40-year-old childless single woman.

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Dear Abby: Man puts out a welcome mat only for his side of the family

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 10 years, and he treats my family and friends very different compared to how he treats his own.

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Dear Abby: New job in new state tests strength of men’s relationship

Dear Abby: I am a gay man who has been dating a divorced man for nine months.

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Dear Abby: Lawyer’s petition to help friend study is dismissed

Dear Abby: I have a close friend, “Samantha,” whom I met in law school four years ago. We both graduated in 2014.

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Dear Abby: Woman worries lazy fiance will also be lazy husband

Dear Abby: My fiance, “David,” and I are getting married soon.

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Dear Abby: Name-calling mom attempts to disrupt son’s marriage

Dear Abby: I have been married to “Amanda” for four years.

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Dear Abby: Reluctant grandparents veto couple’s plan to start a family

Dear Abby: I have been married for almost five years, and my husband and I recently decided to try to have a baby.

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Dear Abby: Classic meatloaf is comfort food that warms generations

Dear Abby: My stepmother had a recipe for meatloaf that she found in your column years ago.

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Dear Abby: When man is ready to talk, his wife can’t stay awake

Dear Abby: As the only income earner in our household of five, I work long hours.

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Dear Abby: Ex-friend cast out of social circle dreams of vengeance

Dear Abby: My friend has decided she can no longer tolerate my husband. She feels he doesn’t “respect” her.

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Dear Abby: Mom’s long-distance advice isn’t what teen wants to hear

Dear Abby: I am 17 and dating a 16-year-old girl.

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Dear Abby: Emotional intensity of work leaves man drained at home

Dear Abby: When I was in my 20s I chose a career whose long-term effects I hadn’t anticipated.

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Parents refuse to confront reason their son is bullied

Dear Abby: We have some great friends we have known for five years.

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Dear Abby: Mom takes needless risks following her son’s suicide

Dear Abby: My fiancee has a death wish.

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Dear Abby: Woman wonders if opposites can move beyond attraction

Dear Abby: I have been in a two-year relationship with a man who is loving and intelligent.

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Dear Abby: Reader’s criticism stings hardworking young writer

Dear Abby: I’m a columnist who writes various news, feature and column stories.

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Dear Abby: Mom’s grip on apron strings has girlfriend at loose ends

Dear Abby: I’m starting to worry about my boyfriend’s relationship with his mother.

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Dear Abby: For mom rewriting her will, time with her kids is money

Dear Abby: I divorced my narcissistic husband after our children were raised.

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Dear Abby: Sister can’t watch as brother’s bullying wife calls the shots

Dear Abby: My brother has been married for 11 years to a woman who is very controlling.

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Dear Abby: Mom’s past relationship is subject of sons’ curiosity

Dear Abby: When I was a young, newly divorced, single mother, I returned to college.

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Dear Abby: Friend suffering seizures plans to elude driving restrictions

Dear Abby: I’m acquainted with a woman who has been experiencing seizures for several years and, because of the seizures, has been restricted from driving.

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Dear Abby: Daughter throws in the towel on fighting mother’s grudge

Dear Abby: Six years ago, not long after I announced to my family that I was going to be married, my parents decided to divorce because Dad had been cheating on Mom.

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Dear Abby: Teen struggles after heroin addiction claims dad’s life

Dear Abby: I’m 15. I lost my dad two months ago.

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Dear Abby: Classmate won’t stop bullying despite pleas from her friend

Dear Abby: I’m writing because I see a lot of bullying going on at school.

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Dear Abby: While wife’s sex drive races, husband is stuck in neutral

Dear Abby: I’ve been married almost four years.

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Dear Abby: New house responsibilities put wife down in the dumps

Dear Abby: My husband decided to buy a house.

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Dear Abby: Widower in new relationship is shunned by sisters-in-law

Dear Abby: My wife of 43 years died nine months ago after losing her four-year battle with cancer.

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Dear Abby: Ex-wife’s anger at her friend’s betrayal spills over to daughter

Dear Abby: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends.

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Dear Abby: Wife used to swinging free now feels one string attached

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been into swinging for 20 years.

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Dear Abby: Family nanny is conflicted about exposing dad’s bias

Dear Abby: I am a full-time nanny for a family with two children, ages 7 and 9.

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Dear Abby: Everything set for woman’s divorce except for legal fee

Dear Abby: I’ve always been a self-sufficient woman.

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Dear Abby: Give everyone a chance to taste teachers’ potluck specialties

Dear Abby: I have been a teacher for many years, and several times a year I encounter a dilemma I hope you can finally solve for me.

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Dear Abby: Mother can give away baby clothes or donate for tax break

Dear Abby: My friend recently had a baby and could really use my daughter’s old clothes, as our girls are only a year apart and I have saved practically everything.

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Dear Abby: Eligible woman bemoans the hordes of clueless men

Dear Abby: Could you explain to me why, as a species, men are so blind and stupid?

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Dear Abby: Wife punished for infidelity must insist on counseling

Dear Abby: I have been with my husband for 12 years, married for three.

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Dear Abby: Woman who fled from love now regrets her hasty retreat

Dear Abby: A few years ago I met a wonderful person.

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Dear Abby: Long-distance relationship may be too far to overcome

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together off and on for more than two years.

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Dear Abby: If grandparents aren’t online, find another way to connect

Dear Abby: My son “Travis,” age 9, is computer savvy, but his “Luddite” grandparents (my in-laws) live far away from us and don’t even have internet access.

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Dear Abby: Man trying to find himself may be lost cause for dating

Dear Abby: I was married for more than 20 years.

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Dear Abby: Collection of war letters preserves our military past

Dear Readers: Today marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.

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Dear Abby: Wife in sexless marriage is looking for a way out

Dear Abby: I have been married for three years.

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Dear Abby: Grandparents’ pink grad gift comes right out of the blue

Dear Abby: My daughter is graduating from high school in May.

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Dear Abby: Daughter-in-law’s visits leave trail of petty theft

Dear Abby: I can’t talk to anyone about this (including my husband) because they’ll think something’s wrong with me or I am making it up.

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Dear Abby: Man’s ‘I love you’ texts disappear after wedding

Dear Abby: I recently married a man with kids.

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Dear Abby: Teen would rather text than talk to her crush at school

Dear Abby: There is a boy I like at school.

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Dear Abby: Graciousness is key to the art of accepting a compliment

Dear Abby: I’m a young man in my mid-20s, and I have a deeper voice than my stature would typically suggest.

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Dear Abby: Abused wife wants to escape but is afraid to be on her own

Dear Abby: I’ve been married to my second husband for 14 years.

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Mom visiting Dad in Mexico should leave baby at home

My 21-year-old daughter has a 6-month-old child.

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Dear Abby: It's woman's choice to babysit for fee, not fiance's

I am a stay-at-home mom with three children.

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Dear Abby: Eating contents before paying can be considered shoplifting

Dear Abby: I am responding to the letter from “Unsure in the West” (Oct. 9).

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Dear Abby: Mom’s adult children are slow to embrace her new husband

Dear Abby: I lost my husband a few years ago and am now remarried.

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Dear Abby: Friend with benefits turns out to be a disappointment

Dear Abby: I have known this guy “Noah” for six years.

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Dear Abby: Mom must bear son-in-law for the sake of her daughter

Dear Abby: I’m not proud to write this, but I don’t like my son-in-law.

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Dear Abby: Couple’s wedding can wait until fiance finds a job

Dear Abby: My fiance and I have been engaged for two years.

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Dear Abby: Husband suspects wife’s bar pal is more than a friend

Dear Abby: I’ve had a feeling my wife is about to leave me for another man.

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Dear Abby: Dispatcher pleads for help clearing emergency lines

Dear Abby: I’m a 911 dispatcher and I am shocked by the abuse of the 911 system.

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Dear Abby: Widow fears that wearing a wig is false advertising

Dear Abby: I’m a 57-year-old lady.

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Dear Abby: Dad’s dumpster-diving habit causes his family concern

Dear Abby: I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn.

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Dear Abby: One way to measure success is how your kids describe you

Dear Abby: My son and his wife just gave us the news that they are expecting their first child.

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Dear Abby: Daughter’s efforts are never good enough for her family

Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl, and I’m struggling with abuse.

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Grieving mom has just cause to ignore dead baby’s father

Dear Abby: My son “Jake” was born last June.

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Dear Abby: Program encourages students to eat together at lunch

Dear Abby: Schoolchildren, especially middle school or high school students who may not be socially adept, often eat lunch alone because they don’t know what to do when it comes to joining other kids at the lunch table.

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Dear Abby: Woman’s younger boyfriend hides her from his family

Dear Abby: I’m 51 and my boyfriend is 43.

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Dear Abby: Jilted husband also feels abandoned by two daughters

Dear Abby: I am a father of two girls.

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Gab session with gal pal leaves wife feeling hurt

Dear Abby: I read your column all the time.

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Dear Abby: Face-to-face meeting threatens to nip new romance in the bud

Dear Abby: I recently enrolled in an internet dating site, and have been cyber-chatting with a very sweet gentleman.

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Dear Abby: Dog is still a bone of contention years after couple breaks up

Dear Abby: My ex-boyfriend and I broke up two years ago.

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Dear Abby: Friend going for new look now looks 20 years older

Dear Abby: I have a friend in her mid-40s who has naturally dark hair she keeps cut short. It looked fine.

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Dear Abby: After years of pinching pennies couple has cause to celebrate

Dear Abby: Our house will soon be paid off.

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Dear Abby: Teen’s parents learn too late about alcohol at friends’ homes

Dear Abby: I have seen letters in your column from parents who want to ensure their children’s and teenagers’ safety when visiting their friends’ homes.

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Dear Abby: Woman weighs getting involved in neighborhood case of abuse

Dear Abby: I have always tried to be a compassionate person.

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Adoptive families celebrate with special day each year

Dear Abby: As parents of an adopted child, we were concerned about when we would have “the conversation.”

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New mom desperate to pick the right child care

Dear Abby: I am a new mom to a sweet baby boy.

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Dear Abby: Aging mom has health issues but wants to stay in her home

Dear Abby: My father died four years ago, leaving my 69-year-old mother alone.

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Dear Abby: Daughters blame Mom's fiance for divorce

I met her after she left her husband because he had cheated on her twice.

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Dear Abby: Freeloading nephew needs to get help and get going

Dear Abby: My husband’s nephew, “Jacob,” is 25 and always hanging around our house.

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Dear Abby: Daughter’s identity as asexual is not welcomed by her mom

Dear Abby: I have recently started disclosing to close friends and family that I am asexual (someone who experiences no sexual attraction to any person).

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Dear Abby: Wife whose husband fights dirty might need a clean break

Dear Abby: Because I had a promiscuous past prior to getting married, it was understandable that my husband and I have gone through some rough patches.

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Dear Abby: Late to bed and late to rise makes mom and kids tardy

Dear Abby: I will be spending a couple of months visiting my daughter, who is a single mom.

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Dear Abby: Grandpa foils kids’ vegetarian diet with fast food chicken

Dear Abby: I have been a vegetarian for 12 years.

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Dear Abby: Mom of heroin addicts seeks support to battle depression

Dear Abby: My daughter and son are heroin addicts.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s affair could be more about money than love

Dear Abby: I am 68 and my husband is 80. I just found out he is involved with a 40-year-old woman.

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Dear Abby: Less is more than enough when mom walks in the nude

Dear Abby: I am 26 years old, and my mother still walks around naked in front of me with no warning.

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Dear Abby: A day of service is one too many for reluctant employees

Dear Abby: My boss wants to do a day of community service with the staff to help others and improve relationships in the workplace.

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Family photo album reveals a surprise in father’s past

Dear Abby: My parents have been happily married for more than 30 years.

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Dear Abby: Spreading the love makes Valentine’s Day a delight

Dear Abby: I have never received a romantic Valentine, and that’s OK with me.

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Dear Abby: Playmate spills the beans about the birds and the bees

Dear Abby: I had planned to wait until my daughter was 12 and in the sixth grade to teach her about sex.

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Dear Abby: Cutting off her cellphone might bring wayward daughter home

Dear Abby: I need advice on how to deal with my 18-year-old daughter.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s willingness to help ex-wife earns rebuke at home

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 18 years. This is the second marriage for both of us. His ex-wife has asked him to fill in as caretaker for her father while she goes to an appointment.

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Dear Abby: Wedding is not the stage for ex-best friends’ drama

Dear Abby: One of my best friends just got engaged and I’m invited to the wedding.

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Boy's belief in God doesn't include belief in Mom's church

I believe in God, but I don’t support my mom’s religion.

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Dear Abby: Teen twins are ready to take different paths in new school

Dear Abby: I am a 14-year-old identical twin. My sister and I are sick of the whole “twin” thing and want to go to separate schools.

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Dear Abby: Wife is surprised her soul mate is looking for sex with men

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 35 years. Our sex life was never very active, but we have been each other’s soul mates and best friends.

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Dear Abby: Deserted sister doubly angry after brother abandons wife

Dear Abby: When my children were small, my husband left me. He married the other woman the day after our divorce was final.

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Dear Abby: Wife can’t muster sympathy when husband gets a cold

Dear Abby: I feel like a terrible wife when my husband gets sick – not majorly sick, but with a run-of-the-mill cold.

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Dear Abby: Siblings start to resent funding parents’ shortfall

Dear Abby: I love my parents and would do anything for them. They have never been good about managing money.

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Dear Abby: Stranger's boyfriend looks a lot like friend's husband

Without mentioning it to the guest, I recognized her boyfriend as the husband of a friend of mine I’ll call Julie.

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Dear Abby: Car of man’s dreams doesn’t pass muster with his wife

Dear Abby: I am a successful business professional in my mid-50s. I have put my children through college, and they have no student loans

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Dear Abby: Wife wonders if counseling will help husband mature

Dear Abby: I’m having a hard time deciding if I should forgive my husband or tell him enough is enough.

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Dear Abby: Mother-in-law’s pop-ins make angry wife pop off

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law has begun doing the “pop-in.” My husband passive-aggressively hinted that he wished he had known she was coming over.

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Dear Abby: Longtime family friend feels hurt by sulky teen’s attitude

Dear Abby: I have had a best friend for more than 20 years. We met when we were 18 and have been inseparable ever since.

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Parent drafted into adoption stops short of forming a bond

Dear Abby: After planning to not have children, my partner and I had to adopt one of his family members.

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Dear Abby: Couple’s long, joyous marriage is based on three principles

Dear Abby: Many of your published letters come from unhappy married women. Some of them seem unable to get objective advice that would make th

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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.