Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

October 02, 2014

Medications Kept Under Lock and Key Ensure Kids' Safety

DEAR ABBY: You missed the chance to communicate a life-or-death message to your readers when you answered a letter from an "Ohio Grandma" (July 14). Your reply understated the importance of storing medications properly and safely. What if the grandmother had placed a loaded gun on the desk instead of... continue

October 01, 2014

Truck Driver Spreading Herpes Is Out of Ex-Wife's Control

DEAR ABBY: Last year I found a bottle of Valtrex in my husband's car. He had been taking the medicine for months. When I asked him about it, he lied. I was devastated when I realized I had been exposed to herpes. He actually tried to say he got it from me, but later he admitted that he had been stepping out... continue

September 30, 2014

Aging Caregiver Must Find Respite Time for Herself

DEAR ABBY: How can I convince my aging, sick sister-in-law that her feeble husband's care is too much for her at this point? She can barely care for herself, yet she must help him eat, get out of chairs -- everything short of chew his food for him. I have tried telling her she deserves respite care of some kind, to no... continue

September 29, 2014

Lonely Single Man With Full Household Wants to Date Again

DEAR ABBY: I am a 35-year-old single man. Three years ago, I took legal custody of my niece (who is now 8) to prevent her from becoming a ward of the state. Her parents were drug addicts. Shortly afterward, my mother moved in to help me raise her, which is greatly needed and appreciated. The problem is, I had to... continue

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