Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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

August 24, 2014

Knuckle-Cracking Habit Brings Calm and Craziness to Family

DEAR ABBY: My future son-in-law recently moved in with us for financial reasons. He's 27 and a nice guy, but he's a habitual knuckle-cracker. He cracks every finger of each hand twice (back and forth) every half-hour or so. He also cracks his neck and wrists, but less frequently. As an added bonus, my daughter is... continue

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