Distance doesn’t diminish man’s misplaced anger

Dear Abby: I have been in love with “Richard” for 14 years. We broke up after we dated for a while because my alcoholic mother kept interfering.

Investigator is mortified by wife’s arrest for fraud

Dear Abby: My wife of six years was recently arrested for wire fraud, involving the receipt of unemployment benefits.

Gentleman is slow to seal dates with a kiss

Dear Abby: I’m a 43-year-old single mom with three young boys. I am also a veteran and getting ready to go back to school.

Boyfriend’s experience leaves woman blue

Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Doug” (24), and I (22) have been in a long-distance relationship for a year, but we were friends for a couple of years before that.

Son needs to move belongings or pay up

Dear Abby: While I always enjoy your column, I thought your advice to “Wants My Space” (Dec. 14), whose son “Dustin” moved away five years ago and expects her to keep his room as he left it, was off the mark.

Marriage starts on wrong foot after man steps out of line

Dear Abby: I recently married a loving man who works full-time and is studying for his MBA online. A few months ago, he received a promotion and was transferred to another state, so after our wedding I moved here to be with him.

Cemeteries are not a playground for kids

Dear Abby: Please use your wide reach to educate well-meaning parents about how their children should behave when visiting cemeteries.

Grandma pays to keep kids from smoking

Dear Abby: It bothers me greatly to know that so many children continue to start smoking at an early age.

Sister in open marriage takes sharing too far

Dear Abby: My daughters are attractive young women, both doing well in their professional careers. “Melanie,” who is 27, is married to “Sam,” an extremely attractive and successful man.

Boyfriend feels betrayed to learn of past abortion

DEAR ABBY: I just found out that my girlfriend of nearly four years had an abortion when she was in high school.

Reach out to those who are lonely

Dear Abby: Valentine’s Day is approaching, and I wanted to write concerning those of us who are single by choice, by circumstance, because of the death of a spouse or divorce.

Groom’s parents balk at rehearsal dinner cost

Dear Abby: My stepson “Steve” is getting married out of town. His fiancee is an only daughter with three brothers, and her family is throwing a large, traditional, formal wedding.

Grandpa wants to offer advice to parents

Dear Abby: When my 9-month-old grandson, “Eli,” comes to visit, I become frustrated to the point of leaving the room, if not my house.

Warning to teen about early parenthood

Dear Abby: Thank you for the compassion you showed “Wants to Be a Mom” (Nov. 24), the 15-year-old girl considering motherhood with her almost 18-year-old boyfriend.

Lack of intimacy is couple’s only snag

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for about a year. He was a virgin when we met.

Wife doesn’t believe in calling in sick

Dear Abby: My wife and I are both schoolteachers. She hates to call in sick and often teaches class when she says she feels ill.