DEAR ABBY: I am a 29-year-old single mother of two small children. My 5-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I'm the only one in my family who has been trained in his care, so I understand the importance of a healthy diet, proper insulin dosage, checking his blood sugar, etc., and that unless his diabetes is properly managed, it could lead to serious health issues - even death.
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Ron," and I have been married for 49 years. When we retired, we moved to Florida. Ron is 71 and healthy. He rides his bike 30 to 50 miles every day. He also mows the lawn and takes care of all the gardening.
DEAR ABBY: I will soon be married 48 years, but it is not much of a marriage. There is no sex, no touching, no kind and compassionate words, only bickering and arguing. I can't figure out why I'm still here. I have thought about leaving many times.
DEAR ABBY: My 36-year-old son lives with me, which benefits both of us. I am retired, and his income helps. The problem I'm having is that he hoards garbage.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of two years will be attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas. We've never had any issues of infidelity, yet I can't help but feel anxious about his coming trip. I know the scene that exists in Vegas - I'm in my mid-20s and I enjoyed my trips there when I was younger and single.
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night. Saturday afternoon, we had "nothin' to do," so I suggested some hanky-panky. We were just getting into it when the phone rang.
DEAR ABBY: My son and I are very close. He joined the Marine Corps (a decision I fully support) and shipped out recently.
DEAR ABBY: Please help with some advice regarding my children. My almost-ex-wife filed for divorce while asking me to "work on myself." She refused counseling despite our 17 years of marriage and two children, ages 12 and 10. While I was out of our family home - at her request - she was dating a married (unemployed) man who has a child of his own. Our daughter eventually told me what was going on.
DEAR ABBY: I have a super-sensitive adult child who calls me regularly to criticize another sibling. Mothers do not like to hear their children being criticized by anyone - including their siblings. It's hurtful, no matter who does it.
DEAR ABBY: Recently, I was in a retail store with my service dog. The clerk asked me what kind of service dog she was, and I replied, "She's my service dog." She kept pressing me as to exactly why I have one, so I asked her if she was inquiring
DEAR ABBY: I retired after a 40-year career. A friend from work, "Bernie," is the same age I am (62) but is still working.
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Ralph," and I have been married for 30 years. He recently started receiving sexually oriented texts from a male coworker I'll call Mike. What Ralph once read aloud to me, saying, "He's such a goof. Listen to this!" has now become covert reading for him.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I just moved in together. We have been a couple for seven years. Until now, we have lived with our parents.
DEAR ABBY: I am at that age when most of my friends and colleagues are having children. I suffered a miscarriage (my first pregnancy) a few months ago, and I have been feeling depressed and helpless about the situation.
DEAR ABBY: I am a bridesmaid for my brother's upcoming wedding. However, his fiancee is throwing out some crazy mandates for the big day.
DEAR ABBY: I dearly love my husband. We've been married 33 years. We have raised three productive citizens, have five beautiful grandchildren and live in the heartland of America.
DEAR ABBY: Suggesting that an older couple ("Upset in Washington," June 13) move to a community for people over 55 because they're bothered by the neighbors' children playing outside early in the morning is just one more example of how we have ended up living in a world of intolerance and division.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a happily married woman in my 30s. Although we don't have children yet, many of our friends do. Some of them have boys who are approaching or are already in their early teens.
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I married a kind, hardworking man I'll call Travis. These two years have been the best of my life, and I couldn't imagine a better husband. But I just got some news I feel is threatening our marriage.
DEAR ABBY: I am in a long-distance relationship with a man who lives halfway across the country. Because he's very wealthy, he arranges for all the airfare. I am a single mother and I have limited finances.
Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. It is the most popular and widely syndicated column in the world - known for its uncommon common sense.