I’m not going to attempt to psychoanalyze a man I have never met. Heck, it’s hard enough to do when I know the person.
Stalking your ex-wife on Facebook isn’t going to get you what you want.
You are responsible for your mother’s social life because you have placed yourself in that position.
If she can’t adapt to that reality, she should live elsewhere. It may take her longer to afford her own house, but you will all be more comfortable.
Your letter is inspirational. In your P.S. you asked me to print it to help others. Your letter, and others I’m including here, may help to put this sensitive subject into perspective.
I’m average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying a coffee with her and her training partner, “Trixi,” at her place one day.
I belong to a family that doesn’t respond to RSVPs for weddings or wedding showers.
I have really nice neighbors, and we are always pleasant to each other. We put up a large above-ground pool in our backyard, and they put up a trampoline.
Postpartum depression is more than being tired and overscheduled. It’s a medical condition that, left untreated, can have serious consequences.
Having been a compulsive recipe collector for many years, I can imagine how frustrating it was to discover your recipes were gone.
At 13, it’s too soon to throw up your hands and give up. Because therapy and medication haven’t helped your son, I would have to ask what kind of therapist has been seeing him.
My daughter is 19 and lives with me. She is seeing a 26-year-old man who has a child with another woman he didn’t marry.
My fiance and I are looking forward to being married soon. The problem is, he wants a traditional wedding with bridesmaids and groomsmen, and I prefer a wedding at the courthouse.
I have a great marriage to an amazing woman. We have beautiful kids and are really happy together. The issue, however, is my in-laws.
Our daughter turns 5 soon, and my wife still breastfeeds her to bed every night and wakes her a few times a night for more breastfeeding.
One reason gay people have “issues,” as you put it, is because they have to endure opposition and nonacceptance from the family members they love.
My boyfriend’s best friend asked if we could drive an hour to visit them and their children on Saturday.
I am a happily married man. I’m also a part of my church’s worship team and at the church three times a week. Two ladies are active in the church almost as much as I am.
Dear Abby: When I met my husband, he dressed impeccably – suits, sharp sport coats, monogrammed shirts, freshly pressed dress slacks, top-of-the-line leather shoes.
Dear Abby: We moved to the country, but we’re not really far out of town.
Dear Abby: I need advice badly.
A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
I had a brief affair with a married man 36 years ago. “Jerry” had left his wife after learning she was sleeping with his best friend.
My adult son passed away two years ago at a young age. We were very close while he was growing up. He married young, and I maintained a great relationship with both him and his wife.
Dear Abby: I’m 37 and still single.
Dear Abby: I have three sisters who won’t come to visit me.
Dear Abby: My husband is retired.
Dear Abby: I recently started dating a man who, until now, has been everything I wanted – respectful, kind, caring, funny, the list goes on.
My boyfriend, “Chris,” and I were planning on moving in together. We went apartment hunting and created a realistic budget we could both maintain.
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).
My daughter is graduating from high school and will be starting college. It was always her plan to go to a school away from our small town, and I supported that decision. However, six months ago she started dating her first real boyfriend.
My second-oldest sister wants to plan an elaborate road trip this summer that involves renting an RV and driving cross-country with our nieces to visit Disneyland. She feels that since I have the summer off, I should be more than happy to go on this trek.
Dear Abby: I am in my 30s and moved out of my parents’ home 10 years ago.
Dear Abby: I’m writing in response to the man who wants to keep his cancer prognosis secret until he nears the end (“Keeping It to Myself,” Jan. 11).
Dear Abby: My wife of 20 years has been electronically unfaithful.
Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship for four years.
My elderly father remarried after my mother died two years ago. He married an acquaintance who is 30 years younger at the courthouse with no friends or family in attendance.
Is there a polite way to refuse giving store clerks personal information? It seems like every time I shop, the clerks demand email, phone number, even birthdate, and they get testy when I say I just want to complete my purchase.
Dear Abby: I have been communicating with this girl I work with who is currently seeing a guy she’s been with for four years.
Dear Abby: “Ron” and I have been married 20 years and have two children.
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for a few months and are expecting our first child.