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 have a friend who constantly talks about all the negative politics going on today. I’m sick of hearing it. I feel it has become a one-way conversation, and she’s not interested in listening to me.
I’m in my early 20s and the only one in my circle of friends who’s currently in college. They all want to hang out all the time, but most of them live more than 100 miles away.
The 14-year-old son of a friend of mine is having self-esteem issues and apparently is going through a very rough patch.
It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children the importance of being grateful receivers.
I am ashamed to admit this, but years ago I had an affair with a married man.
My girlfriend and I love each other very much and have been living together with our children for five years. We intend to get married soon. Here is the rub: She’s “old school.” She believes she should receive a diamond ring as part of the marriage proposal.
Ever since high school, our adult daughter has had mood swings.
I read that there is a suicide somewhere in the world every 40 seconds.
My stepson “Arnold” recently moved out, and I found a notebook he left behind that I thought I’d use.
I’m a 34-year-old man who lives with my father, who is 76 years old. I’m currently without a job, but when I have one, I buy food and whatever else is needed for the house.