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Younger couples weigh in on how they handle money

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 4:21 pm

DEAR READERS: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any money I earn is mine" in a marriage or live-in situation. He said when he married, he and...


Dating scene is frustrating for strong young woman

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 6:56 pm

DEAR ABBY: I am a young woman hoping to find "The One." But I have come to realize that I'm not the normal female. I don't get manicures or go shopping. (I hate shopping!) When I meet a guy, he likes that I'm "me," but if we get serious,...


Hot, hazy days of summer are unbearable for woman

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:02 pm

DEAR ABBY: I am, once again, faced with my annual dilemma. I cannot tolerate heat and humidity. I become short of breath, my heart pounds and I perspire profusely. I recover immediately if I go into an air-conditioned area. I have...


Teen’s homebody parents prefer to lead a quiet life

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 4:20 pm

DEAR ABBY: Neither of my parents do anything for fun. When Dad comes home from work, he either reads the newspaper or takes a nap. If Mom has free time after finishing the housework or running errands, she watches the news on TV or goes to...


Son decides life on the open road isn’t for him after all

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

DEAR ABBY: For years, my wife and I were RV enthusiasts. We have a son who was envious about our lifestyle and expressed a desire to own an RV and travel the highways. When we decided to give up the practice, we gave our travel trailer to...


Reader reports happy ending to engagement ring dilemma

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

DEAR ABBY: On July 26, 2011, you posted an answer to "Jittery Future Bride in Boston." I am that woman. I had asked you how to get my boyfriend of five years to use my deceased grandmother's ring as an engagement ring.I followed...


Booklet helps nervous parents talk to their kids about sex

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

DEAR ABBY: Help! My daughter just turned 13, and I need to discuss the facts of life with her. I don't know where to start.My mom told me absolutely NOTHING, and I know my daughter needs to be educated in a simple but very...


Son who idolizes dad must eventually be told his crime

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

DEAR ABBY: I am a mother of four. My oldest son, "Jeff," is from a previous marriage. My ex was convicted of child molestation, involving his daughter from a previous relationship.Jeff is now 11. He has had very few unsupervised...


Wandering grandchild must be taught to respect boundaries

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

DEAR ABBY: We were visiting my daughter and her husband when their 3-year-old, "Bethany," entered our room and rummaged through our medications. The door to the guest room was closed and the medications had been placed on a desk. Of...


Husband’s money management has put marriage in the red

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 19 years. We have had our ups and downs, but the last few months have been hell. My husband lies about having paid bills. When I ask, "Have you paid the rent?" I mean "IN FULL," not...


Young teen is mocked for not wanting to date

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl in middle school. I have never seriously dated anyone, and the one time I did I felt trapped. My friends think it's weird that I have never dated a guy and they call me a lesbian. I just want to...


Child still resents parents who skipped graduation

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 6:17 pm

DEAR ABBY: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was mourning his loss. Fast-forward a few years - nobody attended my junior high...



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