Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
I’m not going to attempt to psychoanalyze a man I have never met. Heck, it’s hard enough to do when I know the person.
Stalking your ex-wife on Facebook isn’t going to get you what you want.
You are responsible for your mother’s social life because you have placed yourself in that position.
If she can’t adapt to that reality, she should live elsewhere. It may take her longer to afford her own house, but you will all be more comfortable.
Your letter is inspirational. In your P.S. you asked me to print it to help others. Your letter, and others I’m including here, may help to put this sensitive subject into perspective.
I’m average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying a coffee with her and her training partner, “Trixi,” at her place one day.
I belong to a family that doesn’t respond to RSVPs for weddings or wedding showers.
I have really nice neighbors, and we are always pleasant to each other. We put up a large above-ground pool in our backyard, and they put up a trampoline.
Postpartum depression is more than being tired and overscheduled. It’s a medical condition that, left untreated, can have serious consequences.
Having been a compulsive recipe collector for many years, I can imagine how frustrating it was to discover your recipes were gone.