I Write to Dear Abby

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    No More "having His Cake And Eating It Too"

    I have been seeing a married man for well over 13 years. We was seeing each other before this, when he was engaged. Now in order for us to see each other, we had to hide or not be seen in certain areas. Been doing this for years and been promised that we would be together for...
    vivvian16 vivvian16
    36-40
    1 Response Nov 27, 2012

    Very Unique Situation And I Have Zero Clue.

    My wife and her dad died in a car accident over a year ago. At the time of her death I was 49 years old and she was 31. We also have 5 children (three from her previous marriage who are now 12, 10, and 9 and two that we had together that are 6 and 3) My mother-in-law moved in...
    want2knownow want2knownow
    46-50
    Nov 28, 2012

    !!!I Don't Know Wat the Hell to Do!!!help Plz!!!!

    ****OKAY HERE'Z MY STORY..& PPL THAT ARE GOIN TO READ THIZ.IT'Z A LONG STORY SO PLZ KEEP ON READING!!!=]]***** well in 07 i had met thiz 1 guy over the internet.in the website called myspace.(i don't want to mesion his name here.so we'll just call him my boyfriend)we were...
    krazie1 krazie1
    16-17
    1 Response Aug 26, 2009

    Vert Upset And Sad

    DEAR ABBY, MY BOYFREIEND AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER NOW FOR 10 YEARS BUT I HAVE MY MOTHER IS SICK AND HAS NO WHERE TO GO NOW SHE WILL BE STAYING HERE FOR 1 MONTH OR SO. HE DOES NOT GET ALONG WITH MY MOTHER AND MY MOTHER DOES NOT LIKE HIM TO MUCH EITHER. SO HE TELLS ME ITS ME OR...
    MZ5555 MZ5555
    51-55, F
    Sep 11, 2013

    Cheating/engaged Friend

    So here is the deal. I go to a party and meet up with an old friend.  We are not close and never have been but I would still call him a friend.  He told me that he is getting married to his girlfriend of about three years.  He then told me how she has a job where...
    weirdedout weirdedout
    26-30
    2 Responses May 12, 2008

    Dance Floor Leeches

    Dear Abby,I'm wondering if I have fallen behind the times, socially.  For the third time in different social settings, either an aquaintance or somebody we talk to socially at a dinner table will come up, pull my boyfriend by the arms and on to the dance floor.  The first time...
    meginrr meginrr
    56-60
    Jan 2, 2011

    Am I The Only One Resonsible For Myy Son's Death?

    Dear Abby: Am I the only one responsible for my son’s death? My son Bruce took his own life 5 ½ years ago. He was only 48. Bruce had a very troubled life resulting from his addictions. For more than 20 years he was able to successfully and proudly rehabilitate himself a...
    docmfg2 docmfg2
    70+
    1 Response Nov 3, 2012

    Very Angry

    i need some advice on a matter that concerns my in laws. my mother in law allowed this single women with three kids to move in with her because she was living in a bad place. my sister in law used to work  with her.  she is in her late 40, and was interested in...
    dog77 dog77
    31-35
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2010

    Just Don't Know What to Do

    my boyfriend and I were living together, he just moved out the other day without notice because his kids and my kids do not get along.(He will not answer any calls or return them. He just said that he needs time.) The kids are all teenagers and they all want to be the...
    crazytymes3 crazytymes3
    31-35
    Jan 8, 2009

    Crabby Old Man

    CRABBY OLD MAN When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in North Platte, Nebraska, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so...
    1000abc 1000abc
    66-70
    Sep 21, 2012

    Doctor Rationale

    Madam:   Can you or your readers give me the rationale for this.  My friend recently had knee surgery.  On her "at home" instructions it said she could go o have her hair done, but not out to dinner.  You mean she can sit in an uncomfortable chair for two hours but she...
    olero olero
    70+
    Jun 15, 2012

    Pennies From Heaven

    My mom gave me your article on a women who saved a penny with her dad when she found it after her mother had died. I would like to tell you my story. In 2001 my husband was disanoised with a rare liver cancer and was terminal. It was very hard on both of us as we only had each...
    SandiSiek1013 SandiSiek1013
    66-70
    Feb 24, 2013

    Friends

    i was friends with shari for  at least 14 years. we considered our selves best friends. we had this group of friends that we all did everything together,went camping with our kids,had barbeques on the holidays,and no matter what,every new years spent over her house,it...
    angel22162 angel22162
    41-45
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

    Bad In Laws

    abby my in laws are very mean to me. I have been married to my husband for 18 years. They blame me for him not wanting anything to do with them,they blame me because when we got married he took my last name. They even go as far as calling me racial names . I am white with a...
    niccum19611 niccum19611
    51-55, F
    Jan 6, 2013

    Confused Heart

    I need some advice.. i have been in a relationship for 15 years and have one 14 yr old together. we never got married.. i do love him very much but he doesnt do hardly anything with us. i honestly am not happy but i also dont want to break up my family.. he has never been...
    kelliecoal kelliecoal
    46-50
    Mar 30, 2012

    Can'T Get Over A Story You Post Three Years Ago

    In 2009 I want to say around summer time, you posted a letter from a lady in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Asking if she should notifiy her lovers wife about them! How strange I have suppected that my husband had been cheating on me through out our marriage (at that time13 years). Well on...
    pdrouse pdrouse
    46-50, F
    Feb 8, 2013

    Don'T Understand

    My BF and I have been together over 24 years, altho not living together. When we go shopping together, and I place an item in my cart, he feels a need to point out the price to me. "That's $5.99". "That's $1.72". And so on. This is usually a non-food item. I usually remind him...
    Feb 12, 2013

    Why Should I Give A Gift Card?

    Dear Abby, I don't like to give gift cards as gifts. I like the thought of the bonding of giving real gifts...you know you have to think of the persons personality and what they would like, spent the time shopping for the gift etc. My sister in law wants me to just give her...
    Kittykuy Kittykuy
    56-60, F
    Oct 5, 2012

    Mother-in-law

    Dear Abby: This is not the typical Mother-In-Law concern. I have been with my husband for 13 years. We got married two and a half years ago. Relationship is great and was with the in-law until last August 2011 when we all moved together. My mother-in-law suffered from two sub...
    kiger kiger
    41-45
    1 Response Dec 17, 2012

    I Was Uninvited:

    Dear Abby, I need your input on this: My boyfriend has his own band. His friends always have a party at their home every summer. I was invited 2 times but last time I was treated cool. My boyfriend wanted to buy a keyboard, I didn't want him to because we have 3 of them and...
    Bjbeeper1 Bjbeeper1
    66-70
    Aug 21, 2012

    Please Read, I Need Anyone And Everyones Advice

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to listen to my situation. I am not sure what to make of the relationship that my husband has with my "best friend".  We have all known each other for about 8 years, I met her first though.  After learning more about her I came to realize how...
    inthedark00 inthedark00
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 26, 2012

    Words: Right Or Wrong

    I have a friend who generally has a grasp of the English language but does not conjugate the word "do" correctly. Every sentence in the past tense is "did" instead of "done ", Ex: He should have "did "it instead of he should have "done it". It aggravates me but I don't want to...
    johnnyandme johnnyandme
    70+
    Aug 2, 2012

    I Know The Passion Fades Over Time But Disappear Completly? What Happened?

    My husband and I have been together for 2 1/2 years, married for just over a year. When we got together the heat and the passion where unbelievable! So much more than anything I've ever experienced. I know and understand these things fade over time but it is completly gone...
    ButterPop ButterPop
    36-40, F
    Jan 1, 2012

    Please Read, I Need Anyone And Everyones Advice

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to listen to my situation. I am not sure what to make of the relationship that my husband has with my "best friend".  We have all known each other for about 8 years, I met her first though.  After learning more about her I came to realize how...
    inthedark00 inthedark00
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    BABY-DADDY'S NEW GIRLFRIEND TAKES ON A MOTHERLY

    ROLE - May 3, 2014 How could you advise the mother to just live with the situation! This woman is putting her CHILD'S PICTURE on the internet! How many stories do you hear about because of pictures being posted. Totally disagree with this answer. I read you daily but this is...
    jade94 jade94
    66-70, F
    May 4, 2014

    Stopping Too Late

    Dear Abby, I am 68 years old and I grew up when Automobiles had shoe brakes. We had to pump the break pedal a couple of times to get to a nice safe pedal before you came to a stop. Today most vehicles have disc and abs break system where I find drivers applying their brakes...
    zipzim zipzim
    66-70
    Dec 31, 2012

    What Should We Do About A 50 Year Old Daughter Who Choeses Her Husband Over Her Parents?

    It has been 2and 1/2 years since we have spoken to our daughter, she and her husband have cut us off from our 2 grandaughters 21 and 23, this is the part that hurts the most. This all started because her husband threw out my son who is not all there, in my opinion.  He is a...
    Connie2337 Connie2337
    70+
    May 14, 2012

    UPSET In Delaware

    DEAR ABBY, I RECIENTLY HAD A FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR MY SON.  SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO CAME TO THE PARTY CAME AND WENT, INCLUDING A FEW RELATIVES, AND DID NOT BRING A PRESENT OR EVEN GIVE A BIRTHDAY CARD.  ABBY IN MY TOWN YOU CAN GET A BIRTHDAY CARD AT THE DOLLAR STORE FOR...
    DISH401 DISH401
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 14, 2008

    The Kid In My Class

    Dear Abby,                 There is this guy in my class that I think is cute. Today his friend, who is in both in my first and forth period class, over herd me talking to my friend about how I have...
    rougered rougered
    16-17, F
    Apr 16, 2010

    Caregiver Helper.

    I just read "hurting for my friends".  I was a care giver for my  bedfast husband for 18th months. It isnot any easy job.  You can help your friends with their "circumstances". I had 2 friends who calledme every week just to talk. I had another friend who spent every Friday...
    silvercricket silvercricket
    70+
    Nov 30, 2011

    I Wish She Had Published Me

    i wrote for a few years about the need to treat retail workers with respect as the Christmas season approached. i sent them in mid-October so she had time to select them and publish them before Thanksgiving. Nothing. i worked retail for several years... i may be soon going...
    astounded1088 astounded1088
    31-35, M
    Apr 27, 2012

    Its Like A Stab In My Heart!

    ok my son who is 46 years. and has always been mean to me, he calls me simple and retard! wel my husband and i have always hgelped him, in whatever he needs help with! well on july 8 we had a big cookout for him, cause he provides drummers for the boilmaker. so we mad...
    dreamstarship dreamstarship
    66-70
    Jan 8, 2013

    4 MONTHS AGO, I META MAN THAT SEEM TO RUN

    THROUGH MY MIND CONSTANTLY BUT NOT ONLY DOES HE RUN THROUGH MY MIND I CANT SLEEP, EAT AND EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY IS FEEL WITH THOUGHTS OF HIM, BUT THEIR IS ONE DILEMMA HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW I FEEL AND MY HEART IS SCREAMING OUT TO HIM AND NOT ONLY THAT I HAVE REACH A NEW HIGH...
    joanjoseph41 joanjoseph41
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014

    Panhandlers

    i would like to comment about your janurary 5th articleabout panhandlers. I live in Columbus ohio,I dont go downtown unless i have too. Here in columbus you cannot walk a 1/2 a block downton with someone asking for money , and abby they do not ask for change they are asking for...
    niccum19611 niccum19611
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    How I Feel

    I write to Dear Abby Dear Abby:  Sometimes I feel confused about myself like I don't get as much attention as I would like.  My friends are always talking about guys trying to talk to me and I just feel so left out sometimes.  I don't feel like I'm ugly or...
    inneedofhelp inneedofhelp
    16-17, F
    Dec 2, 2007

    SADDENED Family Wanting to Get the Word Out

    DEAR ABBY: 5 days ago my niece was killed by a falling TV. She was 3 years old and was exactly 8 weeks away from turning 4 years old. Right after it happened my mother and I started to research and we found out that in 2005, 2600 children under the age of 5 were...
    CrushedAunt CrushedAunt
    18-21
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2008

    My Husband With Cancer

    I have been married to the same man for 32 years. We are both 62 years old now. A month ago my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer and things do not look good. He had major surgery to remove the tumor from his colon but the cancer is in his lymph nodes. I took him...
    forsland forsland
    61-65
    1 Response Dec 12, 2012
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