Husband refuses to discuss wife's important questions

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for three years. He's 26, and I'm 28. We have a good life, and he loves my 9-year-old daughter like his own child. My husband is originally from Turkey and comes from a good family. However, I have yet to meet my in-laws. He...

Structure of dad's will leaves daughter feeling left out

DEAR ABBY: My sister and I are 42 and 50. Our parents divorced 30 years ago, and Dad has been remarried for about 20 years. Although he lives across the country, we see him twice a year and have what I think is a healthy, strong relationship. Over the past 10 years, he and...

Wife caught in middle of family's rift with husband

DEAR ABBY: My husband said something very derogatory to my cousin's sister-in-law at a family party. She told my cousin right away. Instead of coming to me, my cousin went to my brothers and sisters-in-law. They confronted my husband and told him he had to tell me or they would.

Despite divorce, ex insists on "happy family" photos

DEAR ABBY: I'm engaged to be married to a wonderful woman who has a 6-year-old daughter with her ex-husband. They share joint custody. His controlling nature was a major factor in her decision to end their marriage. Even now, after being divorced more than two years, he...

Shop owner reluctant to fire employee in personal crisis

DEAR ABBY: I own a small retail shop. One of my employees (I'll call her Sara) has been with us for a number of years. Until recently she's been a stellar employee. She has been through several traumas during the past year, including the death of her father, unexpected injuries...

Friendship ends after birthday joke goes terribly wrong

DEAR ABBY: I recently attended a friend's party that was being given to celebrate their son's 18th birthday. I thought it would be cheeky and fun to buy him a risque card from an adult boutique, thinking everyone would get a good laugh, and we'd have something to roast the young...

Daughter in bedroom next door frowns on mom's relationship

DEAR ABBY: I am a 54-year-old single woman who recently started dating again after four years of total abstinence. My two adult daughters, ages 18 and 22, live at home with me. My dilemma: I am smitten, to say the least, with an attractive, supportive and very loving man.

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