DEAR ABBY: My mother has always had a horrible habit of making plans and canceling at the last minute. When I make plans with her, she invariably cancels the day of.
DEAR ABBY: I have always been close to my oldest brother and his wife. I’m 24 years younger than they are.
DEAR ABBY: My brother is my best friend. He is also an alcoholic. It runs in our family, and he has been addicted for years.
DEAR ABBY: My mom recently passed away at 91. She had a great life and went peacefully at home in bed during the night.
DEAR ABBY: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates. My wealthy, enabling mother constantly bails him out financially.