Dear Abby

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I'm a 60-year-old woman, people keep calling me 'sir'

Dear Abby helps a woman who keeps being mistaken for a man, a daughter who feels like her father doesn't want to talk to her, and a dad concerned about...

Dear Abby: Politics have torn my family apart

Dear Abby advises a woman whose family will no longer talk to her due to her husband's politics and a man who is dealing with unwanted visitors.

Dear Abby: I looked up my birth father and discovered I have 2 brothers

Dear Abby advises a woman who discovered she has two brothers, and responds to someone who shares services available for disabled people.

My mother refuses to grow up

Dear Abby advises a woman whose mother refuses to grow up, and another woman who doesn't like interacting with dogs.

My roommate moved in her baby daddy who won't pay rent

Dear Abby advises a woman whose roommate's live-in baby daddy won't pay rent and a woman unsure if she's invited to her fiance's family's wedding.

I cheated on my boyfriend while he was in prison

Dear Abby dishes out advice to a woman who cheated on the father of her children while he was in prison and responds to a reader's praise of LGBTQ children.

I get called 'dirty names' for not wanting to birth kids

Dear Abby advises a woman who doesn't want to give birth, a man with a short attention span, and a mother who wants to leave her kids a letter to...

My husband's sexual fantasies are disturbing to me

Dear Abby advises a woman who is disturbed by her husband's sexual fantasies, and a mom who is appalled by the way her in-laws treat her disabled child.

Dear Abby: My fiance won't stop talking to her past sexual partners

Dear Abby advises a man whose fiance's friendships make him uncomfortable, a woman whose husband is always late, and a woman who wants to be a good friend.

Dear Abby: I don't want my handyman going number 2 in my bathroom

Dear Abby advises someone who is grossed out by their handyman, someone who is frequently stuck doing their colleague's work for them, and a woman stuck in an abusive marriage.