Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

August 21, 2014

Cousin's Tag-Along Kids Push the Limit of Bride's Guest List

DEAR ABBY: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin "Emily" has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. She lives across the country, so she's starting to book her plane reservations. Emily just announced that she's being remarried... continue

August 20, 2014

Husband Who Relives His Past Should Focus on His Present

DEAR ABBY: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love "Wayne," and I know he feels the same about me. The problem is, he's always telling stories about things he has done, including past relationships, in graphic detail. I have heard all of them... continue

August 19, 2014

Young Man With Heart Scar Has Options for Covering It Up

DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from "Self-Conscious in Georgia" (May 15), a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries for congenital defects, my first at 2 years old. Because many women's fashions expose the upper chest, I applied anti-scar products, which... continue

August 18, 2014

Angry Wife Resents Husband for Hiding News of His Health

DEAR ABBY: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesn't want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. I'm damned if I do tell them because he will be upset with me, and damned if I don't because his family won't trust me, and I don't want things that... continue

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