Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

October 19, 2014

Cheap Candy Might Work Magic on Halloween Goblins

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired widow, crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. Every October, I start dreading Halloween, which I consider to be a legal form of extortion. Living on Social Security, I really don't want to waste money for candy. Also, it is difficult for me to get up and down every five minutes to... continue

October 18, 2014

Woman Objects to Accusation That She's a 'Status Digger'

DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing "Tony" for a few weeks. He is kind, caring and will make a great boyfriend, husband and father someday. My problem with him is he thinks I'm a "status digger." (It's similar to a gold digger, but he means I care only about someone's standing in the community.)... continue

October 17, 2014

Living Together May End Long-Distance Engagement

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Derrick," and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we've been together he has been overseas. While he has many of the characteristics I look for in a man, he isn't as down-to-earth as I'd like him to be. He's now back in the U.S. for good, and we... continue

October 16, 2014

Woman's First Love Is Over, but Memories of Her Ex Linger

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem that's consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over your first love, but I don't know why after six years I still think about my ex on a daily basis. Abby, I am happily married. My husband is the perfect man for me -- understanding, sweet and... continue

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