<![CDATA[Advice Columns | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Advice Columns 60 Dear Abby: This relationship confuses everyone http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article26592124.html#storylink=rss My boyfriend, “Blake,” recently broke up with me — again. He told me in the beginning that he was bi-curious and that he wasn’t sure he was completely heterosexual.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Grandmother in awkward spot after son’s affair http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article26138836.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My son had an affair that resulted in the birth of a child outside his marriage. The baby is extremely ill. The baby’s mother keeps us abreast of the baby’s condition but I wonder: How do I handle this relationship?

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God can help you cope with adversity http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article26591737.html#storylink=rss Even if your problems persist, he will help you by giving you the wisdom and strength you need to deal with them and not be overwhelmed. Remember, God loves you and will never abandon you.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Businesses flip-flop on dress codes http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article26591626.html#storylink=rss In a restaurant where there is a sign that states “No shirt, no shoes, no service,” why are people allowed in to eat wearing sandals or flip-flops?

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: God graces us with his kindness, love and mercy http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article26146039.html#storylink=rss When “grace” is used to describe God, it refers to his kindness, love and mercy toward us. The Psalmist prayed, “Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old” (Psalm 25:6).

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Husband’s job is ‘killing our marriage,’ wife says http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article26126281.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m 19 and I got married six months ago to the love of my life! We have a great relationship despite how young we are. There’s one problem though: my husband’s job. His shift is 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., six days a week, and when he is not working, he’s sleeping, so he has no time for me at all and it’s killing our marriage. We spend maybe eight hours together a week. I’m feeling extremely alone.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: As we celebrate today, we should also thank God for his blessings http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article26116882.html#storylink=rss In the midst of our picnics and parades and fireworks, may we also pause on this July 4th to thank God for the countless ways he has blessed us as a nation over the years — far beyond what we deserve.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: His parents are pot smoking swingers and hers are conservatives http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25973977.html#storylink=rss I have been with “Tom” for two years, and I suspect that he will be proposing soon. He wants our parents to meet and I have put this off because I’m sure they will have nothing in common. My parents are small-business owners and conservative. His parents are pot-smoking swingers.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: There’s no need to clap after singing the national anthem http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25971784.html#storylink=rss I was taught in grade school by my music teacher that it is disrespectful to clap after the singing of the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I have not clapped after the national anthem in more than 30 years. Is that wrong?

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Prayer and meditation are very different http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25971550.html#storylink=rss God loves us and he wants to lift our burdens and help us deal with our problems. And he will, as we turn in faith to Christ and learn to commit our burdens into his hands.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Readers support parents who oppose cohabitation http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25839025.html#storylink=rss Abby's response to the parents who approved of their daughters’ boyfriends but not their decisions to live together generated thousands of comments.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Pray for friend who now rejects Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25839130.html#storylink=rss When you don’t have Christ, you have no God-given reason for living, and no hope for life after death. You also have nowhere to turn when problems and sorrows overwhelm you. The Bible warns, “The way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction” (Proverbs 13:15).

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend’s past sexual encounter bothering her http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25768015.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for a little over two years. He recently mentioned that when he was younger (19), he had a threesome (two guys, one girl). We are both over 35, so I realize this happened many years ago, but the fact that it was two guys is hard for me. How can I find a way to get past this?

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Passing the engagement ring seems a juvenile thing to do http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25774672.html#storylink=rss I have noticed that when young ladies present engagement news in social settings, the other women ask to see the ring. When the ring is obligingly passed around, many women try it on.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:03:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Despite past sins, you can build a better future with Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25769104.html#storylink=rss Some people spend their whole lives thinking they can evade the consequences of their sins. But our wrongdoing eventually catches up with us.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Seek DNA test for woman who claims to be daughter http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25764898.html#storylink=rss I recently received a Facebook message from a 47-year-old mother of four who believes she is my daughter. While I do not remember her mother and have communicated this to the woman, the pictures she sent of her children somewhat resemble my family.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Luck had nothing to do with surviving serious accident http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25775494.html#storylink=rss Several months ago I was in a serious car accident. I am recovering, but the accident has left me with lingering pain. At least a dozen friends and family members have felt the need to tell me how “lucky” I am that the outcome was not worse.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:01:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Read the Bible slowly and in segments http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25774843.html#storylink=rss Read the Bible intelligently. Get a Bible you can understand — a reliable modern translation with print you can easily read. Your local Christian bookstore can help you with this.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: True belief in Christ takes commitment http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25605334.html#storylink=rss For far too many people, one thing is still missing from their faith, and that is commitment. They have believed in Christ in their minds, but they’ve never acted on it.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Make long-term guest part of the household http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25605829.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: My son is being deployed for 10 months. His wife and baby are coming to live with me, and I am thrilled. My concern is that his wife is a picky eater, and she doesn’t do much around the house. Would it be too much to ask her to help with the chores while my husband and I are at work? How do I handle the mealtime dilemma?

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Racist parents pose problem for teen’s relationship http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25578094.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I am 18 and live with my parents. I have a part-time job and I also attend a local university. My parents and I have always gotten along, and I have been obedient and respectful of their rules. I have suffered from depression for years, but now I have finally met someone who makes me happy and feel like I am worth something. Abby, he is of a different race. This doesn’t mean anything to me. I know he’s a great guy and I really like him. The problem is, my parents are very racist.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: The world will not improve until we turn our hearts to Christ http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25576765.html#storylink=rss Dozens of organizations have dedicated themselves to the search for peace to no avail. Helpful or necessary as these may be, they ultimately fail because they don’t get to the root of the problem.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Man panics at the mention of marriage http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25424185.html#storylink=rss I am 59, divorced 11 years ago and have been seeing Melinda for eight years. She wants to get married, but I panic whenever she talks about it.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: Co-worker’s sweet treats inspire a sour response http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25422829.html#storylink=rss She spends the rest of the day telling everyone who partakes how she has been “good” by not eating the treat herself.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Satan never delivers what he promises, but God does http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25423621.html#storylink=rss Occasionally I’ve met someone or received letters from people who clearly stated they deliberately worshipped the devil instead of God. I had no reason to doubt their statements, although I always prayed God would change their minds and hearts.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: Daughter wonders how to move out, when her mother needs her http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25350607.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: I’m almost 20. I have a well-paying job and live with my mother in a small town. My issue is I don’t know how to break away from her. My older siblings still live here, too. They don’t help pay rent, utilities, groceries or anything. Mom and I pay for everything in a house of six people. My boyfriend and I have discussed living together, but I don’t know how I will ever be able to leave. No one else helps Mom, and I don’t want her to lose the house.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Seek God’s guidance as you adjust to life in a ‘blended’ family http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25343659.html#storylink=rss My mother remarried last year, but it’s not working. I don’t think my stepfather likes me, and I don’t get along with his children. I want to run away. I’m 14.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Billy Graham: Wrongdoing always has consequences, but God forgives our sins http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article25179385.html#storylink=rss God loves us, and it hurts him deeply when we get involved in something wrong, because he knows the pain it’s going to cause us. Even when we repent and seek his forgiveness, we may still have to bear the consequences of what we’ve done.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Miss Manners: It’s nobody’s business if pregnancy was planned http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25180159.html#storylink=rss We found out my sister is pregnant (yay!), but she had always said she would plan for a child a few more years down the road. Between just the two of us, I asked if they were trying when they conceived. Was this a social gaffe?

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Dear Abby: She was assaulted by fiance of her best friend http://www.kansascity.com/living/advice-columns/article25170799.html#storylink=rss DEAR ABBY: Six months ago my best friend’s fiance raped me. He is a man I’ve known for many years, and I didn’t see it coming. I became pregnant but had a miscarriage two months later. I recently had to have a hysterectomy from damage incurred from the rape and the miscarriage. I never went to the police or pressed charges, and very few people are aware of the whole horrific experience. My best friend knows nothing about it, and I have been unable to face her since that awful night.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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