Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend and I live together. We adopted a cat off the street. A few months later, the cat became pregnant and had four kittens. We ended up keeping two, and now we have three cats in a one-bedroom apartment. I’ve tried being OK with it, but it’s making me stressed and unhappy....
DEAR ABBY: I lived with my mother, who passed away recently. I invited my cousins over to the house for Thanksgiving. One of them invited a cousin-in-law I had never met. When I woke from a nap, the cousin-in-law was here and asked me about our walk-in bathtub, which means that while I was...
DEAR ABBY: I moved overseas for work when I was 18. My father divorced my mom around the same time. I used to come back to the U.S. for two weeks every year to visit and stay with Mom. However, for the past eight years she has sent me emails “suggesting” in a roundabout way that I was not totally...
DEAR ABBY: I am the mother of four. My children are wonderful, but they really don’t listen. Instead of sitting down and talking to them, I scream and call them names. Then, after they go to sleep, I feel extremely guilty. My 12-year-old girl struggles in school. I have tried to be calm and help...
DEAR ABBY: My husband has developed a bad case of periodontal disease. I’m afraid to kiss him because I don’t want the bacteria causing the disease to spread and his bad breath is unbearable. Our sex life is suffering because of it. We have two beautiful children together, and I love him very...
DEAR ABBY: Thirty years ago when I was an Army officer, my wife “went crazy.” She had an affair and wound up getting pregnant. When I got out of the Army, she saw the man one time more before we moved and got pregnant again! We had a child together later. When I found out my eldest son didn’t...
DEAR ABBY: Yesterday, when I picked my granddaughter “Michelle” up from school, she asked me to take her to get a pizza. I told her I had no money, and she responded that she had her own money. She then pulled $40 out of her pocket. Michelle is only 9 and has no job. When I asked where she got...
DEAR ABBY: Do you think parents should intervene in arguments between 10-year-olds? My daughter, “Amy,” was playing at a neighbor’s house with two other girls and they had an argument over something stupid. The neighbor’s daughter, “Kathy,” started to cry, so her mother asked my daughter and the...
DEAR ABBY: My husband, an avid soccer player, injured himself twice last year, which left him unable to work for months at a time. He refuses to hang up his cleats because he says it’s his “one true passion.” I think he’s being selfish because his soccer injuries have caused a financial, emotional...
DEAR ABBY: At the age of 15 I was raped by my first boyfriend. It’s how I lost my virginity. Shortly afterward, I became severely depressed and bulimic. I blocked my trauma until 11 years later, when I had a flashback. I sought out a therapist and have been seeing him for the past six months. I...

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