Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

September 30, 2014

Aging Caregiver Must Find Respite Time for Herself

DEAR ABBY: How can I convince my aging, sick sister-in-law that her feeble husband's care is too much for her at this point? She can barely care for herself, yet she must help him eat, get out of chairs -- everything short of chew his food for him. I have tried telling her she deserves respite care of some kind, to no... continue

September 29, 2014

Lonely Single Man With Full Household Wants to Date Again

DEAR ABBY: I am a 35-year-old single man. Three years ago, I took legal custody of my niece (who is now 8) to prevent her from becoming a ward of the state. Her parents were drug addicts. Shortly afterward, my mother moved in to help me raise her, which is greatly needed and appreciated. The problem is, I had to... continue

September 28, 2014

Husband Craves Companionship After Wife Enters Nursing Home

DEAR ABBY: My wife is in a nursing home and will be for a long time. While I was caring for her at home, I was very lonely. She wasn't there for me except to demand that I do this and that. I did what I could to keep her happy, but nothing worked. I had no life of my own. My life was wrapped around her and... continue

September 27, 2014

Odds of Getting Dream Gift Diminish for Birthday Girl

DEAR ABBY: My birthday is in 26 days and my dad just told me he is not going to get me a birthday present. And I really want an iPod Touch for school. I'm in the fifth grade and everyone in my class has an iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone. EXCEPT ME! My mom said she would get me a present, but it will be something... continue

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