Dear Abby

Wife discovers man’s secret interest

Dear Abby: I just found out my husband has been looking at escorts in the local area. I know he has watched porn, but that never bothered me. When I confronted him about seeing his search for...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple clashes over time spent with sons

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married five years and are raising four children. One is from my previous relationship, one is from her previous relationship and two are ours. We both have...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dating suffers in sex-obsessed culture

Dear Abby: I am a 48-year-old woman, divorced for 10 years. During that time, I have been in two serious relationships. I’m no prude, but it seems like everyone I date, and who my friends and I...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Relationship ends when wife returns

Dear Abby: I’ve been dating a married man for the last three years, and everything was great. We were attached at the hip and inseparable. I thought we had something special going. His wife...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Dog-walker gives neighbor the creeps

Dear Abby: I am a 34-year-old woman. I live in a ground floor unit in an apartment complex with my terrier-collie mix, who is a very good judge of character. An elderly neighbor has a habit of...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom feels shunned over playdates

Dear Abby: I am a mom of two boys, 8 and 12. They both have best friends whose moms I like and I would like to be friends with. My problem is, when we set up a playdate for the boys or make plans,...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man wants to quit trying for more kids

Dear Abby: My husband and I have had a total of six miscarriages – one before our miracle son and five since we began trying for a second child more than two years ago. I always wanted a...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Distance tests strength of engagement

Dear Abby: I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for 2½ years. We are now engaged, but haven’t set a date for our wedding. We are both in the military, and we have maintained this...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Accusations fly after friend gets COVID-19

Dear Abby: A friend of 35 years recently accused me of exposing her and her mother to COVID-19. She told me she thinks I did it on purpose because I thought so little of them. This is not true! I...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mother-daughter fight leads to threats

Dear Abby: My best friend (since we were babies) and I are having a disagreement. She had two kids when she was 16 and 17 who are now in their early 20s. One of them still lives rent-free under...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man calls out middle-aged women

Dear Abby: I have something to say about “Still Fun in the South” (Jan. 4) and her complaint that single middle-aged men only look for younger women, instead of women their age. I am a 53-year-old...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man weighed down by sadness

Dear Abby: I’ve been separated from my wife for about four years, at her request. It was justified. I wasn’t the best husband. I wasn’t abusive, but I was sad and feeling sorry for myself, like...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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