Girlfriend urges more pushback against disapproving parents

GIRLFRIEND URGES MORE PUSHBACK AGAINST DISAPPROVING PARENTS

Husband gives up smoking, but his drinking persists

DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great guy. We've been together 27 years, so I know him well. He recently stopped smoking after 30 years of nicotine addiction. He did it cold turkey, and he's been smoke-free for three months now. I'm proud of him and tell him so. The problem...

Nonagenarian is eager to share a long lifetime of experiences

DEAR ABBY: I'm 91. I have outlived many of my longtime friends. In my address book I counted 22 pals whose names I have crossed out after they died. These were people we danced, dined and traveled with. Only five members of the old gang are left, but they've all dispersed.

Plans for happy future are upset by return of old rival

DEAR ABBY: I had a baby girl with my longtime best friend, "Adam." "April" is now 3 weeks old. I thought everything would be OK as co-parents because, even though we're not together, we get along and almost never fight. Six weeks before April was born, Adam began seeing a...

Spouse can't fix what's broken between wife and her mother

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I met four years ago, have been married for two and I still haven't met her mother. My mother-in-law, a homophobic, self-proclaimed "evangelist prophet," refuses to acknowledge our union. Her behavior upsets my wife, which angers me to the point that...

Mom wants daughter to focus on school, not dad's tattoos

DEAR ABBY: My 22-year-old son is going to visit his father and get his third tattoo. I don't like it, but I can't control my son. He's an adult. His father is retired and lives on his wife's pension. It is my understanding that they are wealthy. My concern is for our...

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