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.
My husband has a contentious relationship with our grandchildren. He generally is a fun, happy and interesting person.
My father has been mostly absent from my life.
I had a boyfriend for two years until a few days ago.
My husband barely speaks to me. We both work full time and are facing the empty nest very soon.
I was sexually abused by a sibling for 10 years during my childhood.
My husband of 30-plus years cheated on me several years ago with one of his young private students.
DEAR ABBY: I recently found out I am pregnant. I’m only 17 and scared I won’t be a good mother.
I coordinated and paid for a 70th birthday party for my terminally ill husband.
I have carried a worn clipping of your “Definition of Maturity” with me for many years because it has been inspirational to me.