Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

August 28, 2014

Wife Is Unwilling to Shoulder Burden of Mother-in-Law's Care

DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, "Fred," goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in... continue

August 27, 2014

Couple Weighs Reconciliation Five Years After Violent Split

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered. The next four years were a series of court visits for custody of our child and eventually a divorce. Last year, his mother began requesting... continue

August 26, 2014

Ring From Broken Engagement Gets Another Chance to Shine

DEAR ABBY: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn't last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring. We remain close friends, however, and hang out at least once a week. I have been dating another guy for a couple of years, and we're thinking about getting engaged. I am wondering if it... continue

August 25, 2014

Baby's Adoption Will Leave Hole in Grandmother's Heart

DEAR ABBY: My teenaged daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I will support her decision. Here is the difficult part: This will still be my biological grandchild. When this beautiful child is lovingly handed over to the... continue

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