Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I’m 15. I lost my dad two months ago. I found him when I got out of the shower. He had overdosed on heroin. Heroin controlled Dad’s life ever since I was little, but that never stopped me from being me. My family has had it pretty rough, but that never stopped me from being me, either...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve been married almost four years. My husband and I are both barely 40, still quite young, but we have sex only once or twice a month. Our relationship is great, and we love each other. I just wish we had sex more often. I’ve told him I would like more, but it stays the same. When...
DEAR ABBY: My husband decided to buy a house. I never wanted one and now I’m depressed. I am thankful that my husband provides for the family and puts a roof over our heads, but now that we are in our house, my days are spent doing chores, yard work, and cleaning, cleaning and cleaning. This is...
DEAR ABBY: I recently had sex. Afterward the man told me he had an STD. He then proceeded to explain why he told me after instead of being upfront with me. I’m paranoid about that kind of thing, and he knew it before we became intimate. Now I’m worried I have it too, and I’m breaking up with him...
DEAR ABBY: I have a 16-year-old stepdaughter, “Candy.” My wife recently discovered three bottles of liquor in the car Candy drives. When confronted, she told my wife the booze was for an upcoming party. We grounded her. My wife called her ex-husband to tell him their daughter is grounded and he...
DEAR ABBY: More than 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day, and enter the “age of risk” for Alzheimer’s disease. I have witnessed the devastating effects of this disease in my work as a neurologist, as a clinical researcher, and sadly, in my own family. The good news is that we are...
DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband had an affair with a woman who was one of my dearest friends. My heart is broken; my marriage is over. I have lost my home and my friend. It has been a struggle for me to recover. My daughter, with whom I am very close, continues to have a relationship with this woman....
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been into swinging for 20 years. Everything has always been “no strings attached.” I was with one man several times before he married his current wife. She’s very religious, not into swinging and doesn’t know he is. I’m so attracted to “Nick” that I dream about...
DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time nanny for a family with two children, ages 7 and 9. The mother is wonderful, and so are the kids. But the father, who is absent due to work travel most of the time, teaches his children attitudes I strongly disagree with. It is not often I must interact with him, but...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve always been a self-sufficient woman. I grew up in an abusive household, moved out at 16, and cut off contact with my family a couple of years later when it became apparent nothing would change. Nine months ago, my husband walked out on me and our 3-year-old son. He has no...

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