Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Dear Abby: I am part of a small social ladies group.
Dear Abby: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates.
Dear Abby: Six years ago, my husband of 20 years was in a serious accident.
Dear Abby: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds.
My husband’s brother split from his wife, “Charlotte,” five years ago and now works and lives in another country. The brothers are still quite close.
My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus job experience.
Dear Abby: I am a 17-year-old senior and have been dating the same boy for two years.
Dear Abby: My mom is a recovering alcoholic.
Dear Abby: My son’s girlfriend confided to me that my son, age 35, is cross-dressing.
Dear Abby: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do).