Dear Abby

Sexually active teens must be responsible for birth control

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter confided that she has become sexually involved with her boyfriend and asked if I would buy condoms for her....

Woman feels steamrollered by in-laws in her own home

DEAR ABBY: My in-laws live in an apartment above our garage. It wasn't my idea. It was a compromise with my husband. They now want...

Guilt mars

Guilt mars comfort couple finds in each other's arms DEAR ABBY: Is there anything wrong with having a lover solely for the purpose of sex?...

Teen fears telling racist parents about her new beau

DEAR ABBY: I am 18 and live with my parents. I have a part-time job and I also attend a local university. My parents...

Child’s crying is driving neighbor to distraction

DEAR ABBY: I live in a beautiful apartment in the perfect location and have been here for three years. This past year my neighbors...

Asking a father’s permission remains cherished tradition

DEAR ABBY: You got it all wrong with "Dismayed in Roswell, Ga." (April 8), who complained that his daughter's fiance didn't ask his blessing...

Formal wedding pictures offer portrait of the times

DEAR ABBY: Would you please explain to me why today's brides still take formal bridal portraits? To me, the "W-E" in "wedding" signifies a bride...

Woman’s move gets short shrift from family

DEAR ABBY: I am a 30-year-old woman in a long-distance relationship with an amazing man for more than a year. We visit each other...

Wedding gift ordered but never delivered

DEAR ABBY: My daughter was married recently and has been sending out her thank-you notes. When she checked her registry to determine if all...

Teen must show her parents she’s mature enough to date

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl who's having a disagreement with my parents about dating. There's this guy, "Connor," who likes me, and I'm...
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