DEAR ABBY: I am part of a small social ladies group. The eight of us range in age from mid-50s to late-60s. We get together once a month for lunch, a movie, dinner, shopping, etc.
DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially.
DEAR ABBY: Six years ago, my husband of 20 years was in a serious accident. He was placed on disability because of it.
DEAR ABBY: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds.
DEAR ABBY: My husband’s brother split from his wife, “Charlotte,” five years ago and now works and lives in another country. The brothers are still quite close.