Dear Abby: My son’s bride says she must approve all wedding guests
It’s not a space issue; she just seems to think some people aren’t significant enough.
Dear Abby: What can I do about my husband’s embarrassing behavior toward our neighbor? Respond by bringing your son into the conversation.47 minutes ago DEAR ABBY: I survived 17 years of abuse.Published: Jun.June 5, 2022 at 1:00 a.
He’s in the perfect position to explain to his bride-to-be who the people on the guest list are so she’ll have some insight about whom to invite.(Include those details on the proposed guest list you send to them.My ex did what most abusers do in these situations: He isolated me from my family.) That information will be important to her during the wedding celebrations and also (fingers crossed) during their long, happy life together.By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I survived 17 years of abuse.DEAR ABBY: When my boyfriend found out I have the money to do it, he asked me to pay off his car.Now that I’m out of that situation, I want a relationship with them again.Now, because I said no, he won’t answer the phone or talk to me.He would force me to say mean things to my sisters and parents to keep them away and make them hate me.
I have helped him in the past, but he continues to ask me for money.I did apologize once, but it wasn’t good enough for them, since I stated that I was sorry HE MADE ME do those things.He would force me to say mean things to my sisters and parents to keep them away and make them hate me.I think he’s using me.He tries to make me feel guilty by accusing me of not caring about him because, “if I did, I would pay off his car.At that time I would explain to them about Stockholm syndrome, which sometimes happens when people are kidnapped, held prisoner and eventually begin to identify with their captors.” I’m 58 years old, and the money I have is for me to live comfortably, not to spend on him.I did apologize once, but it wasn’t good enough for them, since I stated that I was sorry HE MADE ME do those things.I told him as much, and he still insists I should help him with his bills.** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My precious dog, “Rover,” died nearly a year ago.At that time I would explain to them about Stockholm syndrome, which sometimes happens when people are kidnapped, held prisoner and eventually begin to identify with their captors.
We live separately, and I suspect he’s really just interested in the money, but I’m afraid of being lonely.What should I do? WELL-OFF IN THE SOUTH DEAR WELL-OFF: There are worse things than being lonely (for a while).I now have a new dog, “Spot,” who has brought new energy to my home.Something similar may have happened between you and your abuser because, in a sense, you were being held hostage.Chief among them is knowing you are being used by someone who cares nothing about you beyond what he can extract from you.What you “should” do is kick him to the curb and not look back.Part of me feels it’s weird to have pictures of a deceased pet on display and that it may not be healthy.There are better days ahead for you if you do.I now have a new dog, “Spot,” who has brought new energy to my home.I keep a few pictures of Rover around the house, as well as pictures of Spot.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are having a hard time navigating a recurring situation in our marriage.Sometimes I stop and look at Rover’s pictures and smile; other times, I feel an ache in my stomach and tear up.My husband is friendly with three brothers.They hang out often and sometimes drink.Rover is part of your history.Yet, I also feel it’s fine, as long as it isn’t a shrine to him.Their sister sometimes hangs out with them, too.I’m uncomfortable with my husband getting drunk when she’s around.However, if more often they make you sad, consider putting them away until more time has elapsed since his passing.Rover is part of your history.
He continues to do it, though, in spite of my concerns.Rover is part of your history.Last night, he was at his friend’s house from 11 p.It’s in my will, but it occurred to me that they might as well enjoy it now, while they can.m.until 6 a.I have given other people money and made clear, “I won’t ask what you do with it nor ever mention it again.*** DEAR ABBY: I want to give a monetary gift to some close friends of ours before we die.m.The rub is they’re very proud and stubborn and won’t let us “treat” them to anything.
She was there for part of the drinking and partying.” Do you have advice on whether I should do this? And, if so, how? I don’t want to damage our friendship.I really have a hard time with this.I have given other people money and made clear, “I won’t ask what you do with it nor ever mention it again.What should we do? UNCOMFORTABLE IN THE WEST DEAR UNCOMFORTABLE: Although coming home at 6 a.This is a question that should be discussed with your attorney or accountant.m.is awfully late, it may have happened because he was too drunk to drive home earlier.This “transfer of assets” is sometimes done in families.-- FRIENDLY GIFT DEAR FRIENDLY: You are very generous.This is a question that should be discussed with your attorney or accountant.
I have trouble believing anything untoward would happen with the sister in the presence of her three brothers.Has your husband done anything to cause your insecurity? If not, you need to work on your jealousy and trust issues.Then cross your fingers and hope your fortunate friends will accept the gift.If, however, he has, then you need to work together to get to the root of what is going wrong in your marriage.This “transfer of assets” is sometimes done in families.Related Articles.Published.
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