Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

November 28, 2014

Widower Buried His Wife, but Welcomes Her Memory

DEAR ABBY: I was married to a wonderful woman who passed away five months ago after a heart attack. Why do people act as if the one who has passed away never existed? Please talk about her. Talk about her often. Tell me good things about her. If you wonder about the right thing to say -- and I believe all... continue

November 27, 2014

Traveler's Joy Is Diminished by Sister's Endless Teasing

DEAR ABBY: I am a single woman who raised three kids on one average income. They are all grown and on their own now. I still save and have a tight budget, but now I can spend some money on travel. I have opportunities to travel with friends and do it as often as I can afford. The problem is my brother-in-law... continue

November 26, 2014

Clandestine Family Affair Needs Complete Confession

DEAR ABBY: I recently found out my daughter has been having an affair with her sister's husband. This will tear our family apart. It will also have a huge impact on my grandchildren. I have not yet told my wife, who will be devastated, but I'm having trouble carrying this burden alone. I feel they... continue

November 25, 2014

Little Thefts From Garden Add Up to Big Annoyance

DEAR ABBY: I live in a 55-and-older mobile home park. Because my coach isn't huge, I have a nice little backyard where I have a small vegetable garden and a lovely lemon tree. One day while I was tending my garden, the woman who lives behind me came over to say hello and admire my vegetables. When she saw I... continue

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