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  1. The key to being well-liked is to make yourself likable

    Dear Abby: I'm a 15-year-old girl. When I'm with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much.

  2. Husband's 'educational' DVDs get flunking grade from wife

    Dear Abby: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things 'his way.' He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things.

  3. Written thank-yous for gifts show heartfelt appreciation

    Dear Abby: I turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate. A few days later my mom bought thank-you cards and said I should send them out.

  4. Parents persist in thinking gay son will change

    Dear Abby: I'm a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am ó 99 percent of the time. When I was in high school, I tried to come out to my parents and it didn't go smoothly.

  5. His use of man cave leaves wife out in cold

    Dear Abby: I have been married for 13 years, and Iím beginning to wonder if my husband still wants to be with me. He gets home before I do and stays in his room watching TV and piddling around on the computer. He never comes out to say hello when I get home; I go in there and greet him.

  6. Mom's mixed-race baby shouldn't be an outcast

    Dear Abby: I am five months pregnant with my second child and engaged to a wonderful man, 'Tony.' We get along well with my ex-husband with whom I share custody of my first child. But problems may arise when the baby is born.

  7. Men offer women tips for dating online

    Dear Abby: 'Surfing in Petersburg, Ill.' (June) raised good points about men who use online dating services. However, many of the things she pointed out could also be said of women who put their ads on the sites.

  8. Woman traumatized by murder in need of closure

    Dear Abby: I lost my sister in a brutal murder several years ago. I was too emotionally upset to view her body or go to the trial. As a result of not having been physically connected to her passing, I have lacked closure all these years.

  9. Man longs for that thrill of brand-new love

    Dear Abby: I'm in desperate need of help. I have been with my girlfriend for four years. With every long-term relationship, there are bound to be issues. I haven't felt loved by her in a long time, and I think I have fallen out of love.

  10. Woman must choose boyfriend or pets

    Dear Abby: I have been dating 'Chris' for almost five years. He's my high school sweetheart. We still live with our parents, but we feel we're ready to move out and start our lives together.

  11. Mom's snoring pierces plans to share a room

    Dear Abby: My son's out-of-town wedding is coming up. My mother will attend and be traveling with me. I am single, and my mom is also single. She's planning on sharing a room with me.

  12. Hubby subjected to wife's nude parade

    Dear Abby: My wife walks around our house nude or topless with the shades open, and anybody walking outside can see in. Recently she did this while some painting contractors were working around our house. I have begged her not to, to no avail. What should I do?

  13. Using mother tongue makes conversation hard for grandparents

    Dear Abby: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue.

  14. Shared finances are ties that bind son, mom

    Dear Abby: I'm a 22-year-old college student. My boyfriend of seven years and I are engaged. Because we were high school sweethearts, we have watched each other grow into the people we are today.

  15. Responsibility for birth control falls on both men and women

    Dear Abby: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes.

  16. Wife is unwilling to care for difficult mother-in-law

    Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes ...

  17. After violence, pair mulls reconciliation

    Dear Abby: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never ...

  18. Broken engagement ring to shine again

    Dear Abby: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn't last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring. We remain close friends, however, and ...

  19. Baby's adoption to leave hole in grandma's heart

    Dear Abby: My teenaged daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I ...

  20. Family fears teen will fall under boy's influence

    Dear Abby: My son's wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, 'Leyla.'

  21. Cousin's kids push bride's guest limit

    Dear Abby: I am being married later this year, and I'm planning my guest list. My cousin 'Emily' has five young children who I'm making an exception to invite. ...

  22. Husband's focus on past upsets his wife

    Dear Abby: I'm married to the love of my life. I can't imagine loving a man more than I love '

  23. Young man with heart scar has options for covering it up

    Dear Abby: You printed a letter from 'Self-Conscious in Georgia,' a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries ...

  24. Angry wife resents husband for hiding news of his health

    Dear Abby: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesnít want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. Iím ...

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