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DEAR ABBY: I’ve been dating a guy for five years. We were high school classmates and became close friends shortly after that. Abby, he’s the man of my dreams. I’ve been in love with him since we were 16 years old. We married other people, but we are divorced now and we are together.

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DEAR ABBY: My son had a yearlong affair with his wife’s best friend, which started when the two families took vacations together. My husband and I have always been close to our daughter-in-law and our grandchildren, ages 6 and 10, as well as our son. The divorces are final now, and the lover…

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DEAR ABBY: I’m responding to the letter from “Open-and-Shut Case in Virginia” (Oct. 20), who complained her son-in-law was “disrespectful” because he didn’t close cupboard doors, cereal boxes, etc. My guess is that “Kirk” is displaying classic symptoms of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AA…

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We discussed here last week some plants that offer late fall and winter color. I used one of my borders in our back garden to illustrate the point that winter, including the generally detested month of January, can offer some real gems that stand out in an otherwise brown and gray landscape. 

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DEAR ABBY: Yesterday, my daughter informed me that her boyfriend will soon come to me to ask for her hand in marriage. She also told me she intends to have both her stepfather and me walk her down the aisle. This creates a huge problem for me. 

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DEAR ABBY: I’m a mom of three young adults, a daughter and two sons. The oldest recently married. My youngest is finishing his last two years of college out of state. Three months ago, he met a young lady. 

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DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with a wonderful man, “Andy,” for two years. I couldn’t ask for a better partner. We are both divorced with children, and they get along like brothers and sisters. Even though our marriages ended, mine wasn’t an ordeal. My ex and I both knew it wasn’t…

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Jan. 9, 2021 ARIES (March 21 to April 19)—You make such a great impression on bosses, parents and teachers today. You might begin a flirtation or a romance with a boss. Definitely, people will be drawn to you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)—Your desire to get out of town is strong. If you can’t…

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TVCC to host DivorceCare sessions Tennessee Valley Community Church will be hosting Hope and Healing through DivorceCare seminars from 5-7 p.m. every Sunday through March 28. Child care will be provided for all of the 13 weekly sessions to take place at TVCC, located at 2500 E. Wood St. in P…

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DEAR ABBY: I came to this country 30 years ago, at 16. My parents were very abusive and neglectful, so my uncle in the U.S. took me in. I have worked with therapists, and my mind is clear about my past. 

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In 1956, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans penned the lyrics to a song Doris Day famously recorded: “Que sera, sera — whatever will be will be, the future’s not ours to see. . . . .”  It reached No. 2 on the charts and is still heard now and then when somebody chooses to listen to real music inst…

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The Agricultural Extension Service and Henry County Livestock Association have compiled this hay and grain referral to assist local farmers.

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In his new cookbook, 7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week (2020, Flatiron Books), Jamie Oliver offers seven ways to reinvent weekly staples with more than 120 recipes for 18 of the most tried-and-true ingredients in your weekly shopping — including chicken, steak, salmon, broccoli, e…

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With the new year finally being here, along with it comes the time for New Year’s resolutions. One of the top resolutions that makes most people’s list is wanting to lose weight.

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DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend suffers from depression. She says she loves me, but there are times she won’t contact me for days because of it. During this most recent bout of depression, she hasn’t talked to me for a month.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a single father of three wonderful kids. When my wife and I separated, we agreed to 50/50 custody and a property settlement. Everything went smoothly. A year later I requested, and was granted, full custody of my children. Their mom has visitation, but that’s it.