Many men with receding hairlines shave their heads and look terrific. From now on, your daughter’s birthday will likely always be bittersweet for her as well as you. Some people are aware that I wear a hairpiece, including my current wife of 20 years. How should I go about it without getting 50,000 questions from friends and family, and what would be a good answer when I’m asked? Should anyone ask why you decided to do it, tell the truth. Some friends suggested we have her birthday celebration a few days early, which I feel is not right. – CAROLE IN ARIZONA DEAR CAROLE: I’m sorry for the loss of your son. While I love her, I don't think what she's doing is right. I tried broaching the subject with her, but she said it's her business and unless I'm helping to pay her bills, I don't have the right to give my opinion.
DEAR ABBY: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time.She has two younger daughters at home and she's rarely home with them.Our entire family dislikes her lover, but she insists on bringing him around "so we can get to know him." I don't want to judge her, but it's hard sometimes.Abby, I am in counseling because my father raped me when I was 15 (I am now 24).Her sharing has me worried because I don’t want her telling others what I say or do during counseling. She described a situation that is not uncommon for me to be in, and it caused something almost like a flashback in me.