DEAR ABBY: I have always been close to my oldest brother and his wife. I’m 24 years younger than they are.
DEAR ABBY: My brother is my best friend. He is also an alcoholic. It runs in our family, and he has been addicted for years.
DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night.
DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially.
DEAR ABBY: I have a 14-year-old daughter I have raised alone. Her father has never been in her life, nor has he been in the lives of his other children with other women.