Reader's diagnose mother's loss of interest in husband

DEAR ABBY: "Jumbled in Ohio" (Aug. 10) indicated that her lack of interest in her husband started about a year after the birth of her second child. You recommended counseling, which is needed, but you should also have recommended she talk to a medical doctor, especially one who...

Divorced mother gets cold shoulder at family events

DEAR ABBY: I am a 67-year-old divorced mother of five and grandmother of eight. My marriage to the father of my first four children ended 30 years ago because he was physically and emotionally abusive. After the divorce, I managed to put myself through college, and I am now a...

Cross-dressing best friend wants to go out as a couple

DEAR ABBY: My best friend and I are both male and 25. We've been friends since third grade. We were apart for four years of college and two years after because we were employed in different states. He has now been transferred and lives and works a few miles from where I do. We...

Happy smartphone user stops short of being an addict

DEAR ABBY: I have a smartphone, and I love its convenience. I check my email, texts and voicemail three or four times a day and always try to respond promptly. But I do not carry my phone with me every moment of the day. Some family members insist that the polite thing to...

Your stars Oct. 15

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Something that looks good will tempt you, but before you make a move, be observant and consider the consequence of your actions. Don't let someone's bragging make you feel you are missing out or have less. 3 stars TAURUS (April...

Freshman seeks confidence when interviewing for a job

DEAR ABBY: I am a college freshman. I have decided I want to get a job so I can support myself and pay half the rent in the apartment my mom resides in. I have always been shy because I don't really know how to talk to people. Every interview I go on, I never get a...

Earthshaking revelation creates sudden new reality for family

DEAR ABBY: I was happily married with three daughters until I found out I had fathered a son two years before I married my wife. The news was a shock to us all. That information was kept from me for 13 years, and my wife is having a hard time dealing with the situation. We were...

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