Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

November 22, 2014

Teen Hesitates to Approach Parents About Fear of Ocd

DEAR ABBY: I'm 13 and I'm afraid I may have OCD. I want to find out, but what's standing in my way is that sometimes my parents think I make stuff up to get attention. I'm afraid to tell them, but I know if I do, it will answer my question. Can you give me some advice? -- ANONYMOUS IN OHIO DEAR... continue

November 21, 2014

Son's Sex Life Is Exposed by Unlucky Coincidence

DEAR ABBY: How much interest in an adult child's sex life is normal? My mother seems obsessed. I hooked up with a girl a couple of months ago on a Friday. She spent most of the weekend with me. We both knew it wouldn't go further than that. It turns out she works with my mom, who by chance... continue

November 20, 2014

New Girlfriend Is Eager to Rid Garage of Ex-Girlfriend's Stuff

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Ron," and I have been together for more than a year, and we now live together. His garage is full to overflowing with his ex-girlfriend's belongings. She apparently left him and all her stuff -- including her four cats -- to marry some guy she met online. She no longer lives in this... continue

November 19, 2014

Mom Wonders How to Deal With Children's Sexual Play

DEAR ABBY: Last weekend some family members were at my mom's house for a meal. My 6-year-old son and my cousin's 4-year-old daughter were playing in the room my mom had set up for the grandkids. When I went to check on them, I noticed the bathroom door was closed, so I knocked. My son answered, sounding... continue

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