Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

August 29, 2014

Responsibility for Birth Control Falls on Both Men and Women

DEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don't men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. I never hear it mentioned on talk shows... continue

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

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