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  • Don’t use med staff to scare your kids

    Dear Abby: I’m a nurse who has been providing flu vaccinations for customers in a big-box store. Most of them regard us health care workers as people who want to keep them healthy. My problem is parents who use me as a threat of punishment …Read More

  • Whirlwind romance needs to slow down

    Dear Abby: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but I’m finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man I’m seeing. “Brent” is smart, sweet and loving. We have been …Read More

  • He cheats, puts all the pressure on her

    Dear Abby: My husband of 30 years had an affair a year and a half ago. We struggled through the aftermath and are trying to restart our relationship. He remained in touch with the other woman until she finally pulled the plug on him, and …Read More

  • Husband nags her to get her to drink

    Dear Abby: I’m not much of a drinker. I have nothing against drinking or those who do. I just do not like the taste of alcohol. Worse, I have a very low tolerance for it. After only half a glass of wine, I become so …Read More

  • Daughter stalked by much older man

    D ear Abby: I am very concerned about my 33-year-old daughter’s safety. A man in his mid-60s, someone she met at a previous job, has become obsessed with her. He has declared his love for her, divorced his wife and slathered my struggling, single daughter …Read More

  • Tired of being hit on by younger men

    Dear Abby: I’m a single woman in my late 30s and have an 18-year-old daughter. When I am alone or out with my girlfriends, I am constantly hit on by younger men. My girlfriends say it’s because I don’t look my age and that I …Read More

  • Methods to avoid leaving kids in cars

    Dear Abby: It disturbs me greatly that we keep reading about parents leaving their children in cars, whether it be absentmindedness, stress or downright intentional. It needs to stop. I’m hoping car manufacturers can come up with an idea — maybe a sensor that once …Read More

  • Heavy woman hurt by mother’s words

    Dear Abby: I’m a 24-year-old plus-sized woman (60 or 70 pounds overweight), but very comfortable in my own skin. When swimming in public, I wear a one-piece bathing suit because it doesn’t attract a lot of attention. When I’m home, I have a bikini top …Read More

  • Parents yell at kids for no good reason

    Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl who has two younger brothers. My parents are good people, but they can be extremely harsh and cruel. They curse us out and scream at us for petty things almost every day. I told my best friend about it …Read More

  • Friend gobbles up everything in sight

    D ear Abby: I have a friend who will help herself to anything in my fridge, pantry, etc. without asking. She also will eat most if not all food that’s meant to be shared, such as appetizers and snacks at a social gathering. Once, she …Read More

  • Men want it often as they can get it

    Dear Abby: I just finished reading the letter from “Pressured” (April 23), the wife whose husband keeps track of how often he and his wife have had sex and his determination to have sex 100 times per year. She was wondering if this is normal. …Read More

  • Mom fears her past will haunt daughter

    Dear Abby: Coming out of an abusive relationship in the past, I made some poor decisions. I moved away from home and into pornography and prostitution. I come from a small town, and it became a big deal when it hit the Internet. Everyone in …Read More

  • Take care naming baby after deceased

    Dear Abby: What is the protocol for naming a baby after a deceased person? If the name you want to use is a deceased family member’s name, do we ask his next of kin for approval? Do we say nothing? Is it assumed that people …Read More

  • Wants children, but afraid to have them

    Dear Abby: I am a happily married, 26-year-old female with just one problem: I’m afraid to have children. I have always wanted children, and it’s something my husband and I often discuss. Anytime we are asked when we plan to start our family, we always …Read More

  • Don’t need mom’s OK to have baby

    Dear Abby: My husband, “Pete,” and I are at a point in our lives where we’re ready to start a family. We have already started trying. We both have college degrees, jobs and own our home. I have talked with my OB and have started …Read More

  • Mom should cut teen some slack

    Dear Abby: I’m 16 and so is my boyfriend. He’s wonderful. We’re very much in love and intend to be together for the rest of our lives, but my mother is causing major problems in our relationship. We’re not allowed to see each other outside …Read More

  • Let someone know where meds are

    Dear Abby: My husband and I have a lake house and invited a couple (close friends) to join us for a few days. The husband has cancer and has been taking chemo. We wantd them both to rest, as the wife is his only caregiver. …Read More