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  • She finds proof dad cheating on mother

    Dear Abby: I had suspicions my dad was cheating on my mom, and when she found a mysterious earring in the house one day, I knew I had to find the proof. I went into his iPad and checked his email/Facebook and IMs and found …Read More

  • Mom insensitive about late husband

    Dear Abby: My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him to donate his body to science because she is to be buried with her first husband, and she didn’t want the expense of burying Dad. I went …Read More

  • Only child seeks to relate to other teens

    Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl. When I’m with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. I always have to try to think of something to say and be careful I …Read More

  • He pushes her to watch sex videos

    Dear Abby: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things “his way.” He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things. We have …Read More

  • Advice on obesity fires up readers

    Dear Abby: Your response to “Offended Daughter” (Aug. 10), whose mother didn’t like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive. You started off well, advising her to consider her mother’s preference because it’s …Read More

  • Co-worker reveals sensitive details

    Dear Abby: I have overheard a person who works as an aide at the local elementary school talking about the students — discussing their special needs, behavioral issues, etc. I think it is appalling that she’s relaying confidential information to others in the community. The …Read More

  • Mother right: send thank-you cards

    Dear Abby: I just turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate it. A few days later, my mom bought me thank-you cards and said I should send them out. I told the people “thank you” for the gifts in person. I …Read More

  • Gay man’s parents are still in denial

    Dear Abby: I’m a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am — 99 percent of the time. When I was in high school, I tried to come out to my parents and it didn’t go smoothly. They had an …Read More

  • She’s second fiddle to his man cave

    Dear Abby: I have been married for 13 years, and I’m beginning to wonder if my husband still wants to be with me. He gets home before I do and stays in his room watching TV and piddling around on the computer. He never comes …Read More

  • Child’s race may reveal her affair

    Dear Abby: I am five months pregnant with my second child and engaged to a wonderful man, “Tony.” We get along well with my ex-husband, with whom I share custody of my first child. But problems may arise when the baby is born. I had …Read More

  • Men’s online dating advice for women

    D ear Abby: “Surfing in Petersburg, Ill.” (June 17) raised good points about men who use online dating services. However, many of the things she pointed out could also be said of women who put their ads on the sites. The pickings are just as …Read More

  • She wants to leave flowers for late sister

    Dear Abby: I lost my sister in a brutal murder several years ago. I was too emotionally upset to view her body or go to the trial. As a result of not having been physically connected to her passing, I have lacked closure all these …Read More

  • Broken promise leaves sister bereft

    Dear Abby: Twenty-three years ago, my husband and I lost our firstborn son. As my husband was active-duty military, we could have buried him anywhere in the United States. At the time, we were in a place where my sister swore to me she would …Read More

  • Lover looks for way to re-ignite passion

    Dear Abby: I’m in desperate need of help. I have been with my girlfriend for four years. With every long-term relationship, there are bound to be issues. I haven’t felt loved by her in a long time, and I think I have fallen out of …Read More

  • Pet lover, pet hater are not compatible

    Dear Abby: I have been dating “Chris” for almost five years. He’s my high school sweetheart. We still live with our parents, but we feel we’re ready to move out and start our lives together. The issue is I have a cat (“Silky”) and a …Read More

  • Mother’s snoring creates a problem

    D ear Abby: My son’s out-of-town wedding is coming up. My mother will attend and be traveling with me. I am single, and my mom is also single. She’s planning on sharing a room with me. Abby, my mom has a severe snoring problem, and …Read More

  • Grandparents feel left out by in-law

    D ear Abby: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused …Read More