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Readers take Abby to task for answer to obese woman

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Dear Abby: Your response to “Offended Daughter” (Aug. 10), whose mother didn’t like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive.


Aide should go to principal’s office for talking out of school

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 2:49 pm

Dear Abby: I have overheard a person who works as an aide at the local elementary school talking about the students — discussing their special needs, behavioral issues, etc


Written thank-yous for gifts show heartfelt appreciation

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:41 pm

Dear Abby: I just turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate it. A few days later my mom bought me thank-you cards and said I should send them out.


Parents persist in thinking gay son will straighten out

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Dear Abby: I’m a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am — 99 percent of the time.


Husband holed up in man cave leaves his wife out in the cold

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Dear Abby: I have been married for 13 years, and I’m beginning to wonder if my husband still wants to be with me.


Mixed-race baby would be a surprise but not an outcast

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 5:20 pm

Dear Abby: I am five months pregnant with my second child and engaged to a wonderful man, “Tony.”


Men who use dating sites offer tips for women online

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 6:04 pm

Dear Abby: “Surfing in Petersburg, Ill.” (June 17) raised good points about men who use online dating services.


Woman traumatized by sister’s murder needs closure

 September 8, 2014; Updated: 7:06 pm

Dear Abby: I lost my sister in a brutal murder several years ago.


Moving child’s grave sparks buried anger after 20 years

 September 7, 2014; Updated: 2:45 pm

Dear Abby: Twenty-three years ago my husband and I lost our firstborn son.


Man longs for thrill he felt when romance was brand-new

 September 6, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

Dear Abby: I’m in desperate need of help. I have been with my girlfriend for four years. With every long-term relationship, there are bound to be issues.


Animal lover forced to choose between boyfriend and her pets

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 1:02 pm

Dear Abby: I have been dating "Chris" for almost five years. He's my high school sweetheart. We still live with our parents, but we feel we're ready to move out and start our lives together.


Plans to share a room hit a snag over mom’s snoring

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 3:54 pm

DEAR ABBY: My son's out-of-town wedding is coming up. My mother will attend and be traveling with me. I am single, and my mom is also single. She's planning on sharing a room with me.Abby, my mom has a severe snoring problem, and...



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