Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

September 21, 2014

Partner's Sloppy Appearance Reflects Poorly on Business

DEAR ABBY: I co-own a professional service business with a woman whose appearance has deteriorated significantly over the last three or four years. "Mary" was never a fashion plate, but she used to be presentable for business. Four years ago, she put on quite a bit of weight. She refuses to buy new... continue

September 20, 2014

Independent Daughter Wants Less Help From Her Parents

DEAR ABBY: I graduated from college, and I'm starting my first full-time job and moving into my first apartment. I bought all the furniture for it, but needed help moving in. My parents decided to drive five hours to my new home to transport the furniture in a truck they rented -- without consulting me.... continue

September 19, 2014

Suspicions Confirmed: Proof of Infidelity Is Found Online

DEAR ABBY: I had suspicions my dad was cheating on my mom, and when she found a mysterious earring in the house one day, I knew I had to find the proof. I went into his iPad and checked his email/Facebook and IMs and found he apparently has a girlfriend. She works in his office and is also married with a family. ... continue

September 18, 2014

Daughter Appalled by Callous Treatment of Her Dad's Ashes

DEAR ABBY: My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him to donate his body to science because she is to be buried with her first husband, and she didn't want the expense of burying Dad. I went to pick up my father's ashes as she requested. When I got there,... continue

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