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 was molested by my sister’s husband in 1959. I was 5 years old.
After 20 years of marriage and four wonderful children, my husband decided the grass was greener elsewhere, and we divorced.
I have a very toxic relationship with my older sister.
My wife and I married in our early 40s. I have given my all to her, but I have always felt underappreciated.
One of my sons is dating a young woman who seems to care deeply for him, but is very cool and distant to our family.
My husband works with a group of men who often become vulgar in their conversations.
My widowed mother-in-law, "Minnie," works full time as a trucker, traveling around the U.S.
I am a woman in my 30s with a good head on my shoulders, but I have a dilemma.
DEAR ABBY: My 40-year-old son has been in a volatile on-again, off-again relationship with a woman who has physically and emotionally abused him repeatedly.
My husband and I recently celebrated our first anniversary and have decided we're ready to start a family.