Dear Abby: Sometimes when my husband has been drinking, he does things I consider inappropriate with his cousin and childhood friend “Jasper.” The most recent incident involved my husband pulling down his pants and showing Jasper his private parts. Later that night he tried to grab Jasper’s crotch.
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been together for 20 years. I have never cheated on him or given him any reason to believe I have. But he is constantly on my Facebook account. He also reads all my emails and text messages.
Dear Abby: I’m a mother of two girls, ages 3 and 5. Their father and I are together, but I’m not in love with him anymore. I have felt this way for two years now.
Dear Abby: I’m a middle-aged woman who has survived a 30-year toxic relationship with a covert narcissist. I am now blessed to be able to divorce him and get therapy for his emotional abuse. I have six amazing grown children. I’m also a sophomore in college and have a part-time job. This is …
Dear Abby: I will soon be retiring from a lay position in my church. As a former member of the choir, I’m being urged to return to it, which appeals to me. My problem is a member who has caused trouble in the past for me with lies and criticism.
Dear Abby: I have been seeing a woman who is 21 years younger than I am. She says she loves me, but I am hesitant because of our age difference.
Dear Abby: My father is in his 70s and lives close by. My brother and his family live across the country. Dad has smoked for more than 60 years, and an incident with his high blood pressure recently landed him in the hospital. He’s supposed to be on medication, but he refuses to take it.
Dear Abby: I’m going to a professional conference, which has the usual presentations, vendors and activities. Every time I go, there’s always a photographer. It’s annoying. When a photographer sneaks up to take photos, it distracts the presenter. Then the camera is usually swung around to sh…
Dear Abby: My sister and I recently found out (through the internet) that my mother and stepfather have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A few months ago, Mom approached my sister (who’s an attorney) asking about the effects of bankruptcy “for a friend.”
Dear Abby: My husband and I are expecting a baby in a few months. My father and his wife asked if we would like a large crib/changing table/shelf combination they took a fancy to at an antique store. I politely refused and explained that there is no space in our small apartment. They sent it…
Dear Abby: How do you break up with a friend? “Jenny” and I have known each other since high school, more than 30 years. Over the years, we’ve both moved far apart and see each other every couple of years. We were each other’s bridesmaids, supported each other as our parents passed away and …
Dear Abby: My secretary has worked for me for six years, and I have fallen in love with her. Neither of us is married. There’s a couple of problems, however.
Dear Abby: My daughter has two boys who treat her like crap. They swear, call her a b----, whore, liar and the f-word. They break things in her house and have no respect for anyone.
Dear Abby: I just found out that my husband of 37 years is having an affair. I have supported him in every way I could — raising our daughters, taking care of the household and holding a full-time job while he traveled for business and his many hobbies.
Dear Abby: I am a working stay-at-home mom with a successful career. I am also the primary breadwinner. My husband doesn’t work, so he can take care of our baby girl full time.
Dear Abby: I have been reading your advice and your mother’s for decades. I am an attractive 65-year-old woman. I have no problem meeting men. I have been told numerous times I look 20 years younger than my age.
Dear Abby: I have been best friends with “Mickey” for about five years. We spend every day together and go out to dinner/movies/events, etc. He sleeps over at my house, and I cook for him almost every night.
Dear Abby: I started a new job a month ago. It’s a well-paying job at a great company. My problem is I’m an insecure introvert. Making friends has always been hard for me. At this new job, my desk is away from everyone else, and no one has ever asked me to lunch.
Dear Abby: I am having issues with a friend who gets handed most everything he wants. I had to grow up when I was very young, pay my own way for things and take care of myself. I work three jobs to pay my rent in a house with four other people while still pursuing my passion.
Dear Abby: My father began dating four years after my mother passed away from a terrible bout with cancer. He and I have always been close; in fact, I have always considered him to be one of my best friends. But since he started dating he has changed.
Dear Abby: I must take issue with your response to “Tired of Behinds” (Sept. 5), who was upset that her fiance is part of a men’s group chat that includes the sending and receiving of pornographic female images.