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.
I’m a 35-year-old gay man who has been in a serious relationship for five years.
I have been dating “James” for almost a year. Things have been rough for him recently. His depression has led to school attendance issues, but we got through it.
I am married to a great man, but he’s very tight with his money. We found out early in our relationship that we couldn’t have a joint account because it caused so much fighting. We share our bills, but I am broke all the time. I have credit card debt he doesn’t know about.
My “friend” from childhood, “Camille,” has never had my back.
My mother-in-law owns the building my husband and I live in.
My daughter “Scarlet” has a precious 18-month-old baby girl I’ll call Sierra.
I am a 50-year-old woman. I have been married to my husband for 28 years and never cheated.
After 16 years of loyal and dedicated service to my employer, I find myself out of work. Months ago, I needed double knee replacements. I gave him three months’ notice about my surgery, planning to return on June 1. It was a one-girl office; I was responsible for all the administrative duties.
In 1985 I met a lovely divorced lady with two adorable children. The three of us got along well. A year later I married into this family. Until then I had no children of my own.
I’m the proud mom of a wonderful 21-year-old daughter whom I find myself worrying about more and more lately.