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 have a young, preteen grandson who is asking his parents “facts of life” questions. They are bewildered about how to give him the information.
My husband and I have been married for three years. He’s 26, and I’m 28. We have a good life, and he loves my 9-year-old daughter like his own child.
Dear Abby: My sister and I are 42 and 50. Our parents divorced 30 years ago, and Dad has been remarried for about 20 years. Although he lives across the country, we see him twice a year and have what I think is a healthy, strong relationship.
My husband said something very derogatory to my cousin’s sister-in-law at a family party.
I own a small retail shop. One of my employees (Sara) has been with us for a number of years.
I recently attended a friend’s party that was being given to celebrate their son’s 18th birthday.
I am a 54-year-old single woman who recently started dating again after four years of total abstinence.
I have a concern as a grandmother about our youngest grandchild, age 10.
People remember anniversaries around grief in different ways, and we should be cautious about judging what is and is not appropriate.