Dear Abby: Our son “Greg” has come out as gay. My husband can’t accept it and refuses to meet Greg’s boyfriend. Our other son is getting married (to a girl), and Greg will be bringing his boyfriend. My husband says he won’t come to the wedding because our son’s boyfriend will be there. He sa…

Dear Abby: I have never been in love before, and I have just learned the man I’m seeing is a former felon. It was nothing having to do with sexual violence or killing anyone. I’m afraid if my family finds out, they will judge him. He works seven days a week and lives in a shelter because mos…

Dear Abby: My 15-year-old granddaughter has lived for the past several years in an environment with adults who have done drugs, can’t or won’t keep a job and are in and out of jail. I want her to have a better life, and I try to explain what a responsible adult life looks like. But when I do…

Dear Abby: I am trying hard to let go of my paralyzing fear of driving, which has prevented me from getting a license. I am not sure why I get so nervous and afraid when I get behind the wheel. I really need a car to get my family and myself around. I just wish I knew what was causing this. …

Dear Abby: Our 24-year-old grandson “Raffy,” a college grad from a respected technical institution, couldn’t find a job for a year after graduation. He has been living with us for more than six months without paying rent because we wanted to help him get on his feet. Currently, his only resp…

Dear Abby: My mother is in a locked ward of a nursing home because she has Alzheimer’s and is a flight risk. My stepfather has begun dating her best friend. He doesn’t consider it dating because, at 85, he’s no longer capable of having a physical relationship. However, taking someone to dinn…

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for eight years. He has always been independent. He works full time and goes to bars with (single) co-workers four or five nights a week and stays until I’m in bed. He also likes his weekends to be his “me” time to decompress from all the sociali…

Dear Abby: My sister was married recently. At the reception, her new mother-in-law was seen by multiple guests gesturing with her two middle fingers while the father of the bride was giving his toast. It was a very formal event, and it was shocking to see an adult act like this. Our family f…

Dear Abby: I have some bad memories connected with my mother, who was physically abusive. It wasn’t consistent, but sometimes she would lose it, and I was beaten quite badly a few times. It weighs on my mind intermittently, and I want to have a conversation with her about it. Then I remind m…

Dear Abby: I am engaged to the love of my life (“Tom”), and I dread making the guest list for our wedding. I don’t want any of my cousins there. The young ones are rude and obnoxious, and the one who’s an adult I no longer talk to. I asked my mom what to do. She said if we invite any kids, t…

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is contemplating a move to the small Southern town my husband and I have called home for more than 10 years. She’s a vibrant, well-to-do Southern lady with many friends and family in the big city where she has lived her entire life. The problem is, I really don’t …

Dear Abby: I have a friend who lived in my home most of the time for about six years. During that period, she rented out rooms in her house. She paid her bills, and I paid mine, but I covered her living off me. At the time, it didn’t bother me much because I could afford it, although I would…

Dear Abby: I have been dating a great guy for two years. We each have two kids from a previous marriage. I am still legally married (separated almost three years) and am in the process of divorcing. My ex is stubborn and vindictive. He’s dragging this whole thing out for no good reason other…

Funerals Today, Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Babiak, Flora - 11 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montgomery.

Cooper, Eddie - 1 p.m., Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Hill Sr., Paul - 2 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Holtsclaw, Mark - 11:30 a.m., Witcher Baptist Church.

Lockhart, Stanley - 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morris, Marcalene - 11 a.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Payne, Lois Jean (Little) - 1 p.m., Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Petty, Denver - Noon, Sharon Church of God, Dry Branch.

Smith, Carolyn - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Snyder, Carol - Noon, Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Vaughan, James - 11 a.m., Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.

Williamson, Ronald - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.