Dear Abby

  • Funerals for closeted friends fret gay man

    Dear Abby,I’m a gay man in my early 60s. I have been fortunate to live pretty openly, despite being ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:08 pm
  • Dear Abby: Teen is a friend in need of a friend indeed

    Dear Abby,My beautiful, kindhearted, loving daughter “Cora” has a “best friend” she used to be very ...
    May 4, 2016 - 3:04 pm
  • Dear Abby: Boyfriend needs to confront past abuse

    Dear Abby,I have been in a serious relationship with my boyfriend for 2 years. He shared with me tha ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Dear Abby: It’s time to reel in sister’s lifeline

    Dear Abby,I have a hard time differentiating between enabling and just helping out my sister. Throug ...
    May 3, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Couple's difference in age causes girl's family to worry

    Dear Abby: I'm 17 and dating this older guy. Everyone is afraid that one day I'll just disappear, but he isn't like that.
    April 30, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Hypochondriac seeks cure for fear of dying

    Dear Abby,I’m a hypochondriac. I am currently waiting on the biopsy results for a mole I had removed ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Dear Abby: Sister struggles to reconcile love for her brother and her faith

    Dear Abby,I am very excited to be proposing soon to the man I want to spend my life with. My family ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • Dear Abby: Girlfriend's business contact arouses man's suspicion

    Dear Abby,I’m a divorced man dating a divorcee, “Sylvie,” who is 8 years younger. I recently learned ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Dear Abby: First date should be in familiar territory

    Dear Abby,For the past 5 months, I have been talking to a guy I met via a dating app. We live a few ...
    April 26, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Dysfunction allows assaults to go unpunished

    Dear Abby,Thirty-five years ago, my wife was raped in her mother’s home when she was a teenager. Eig ...
    April 24, 2016 - 8:38 pm
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