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Dear Abby: My two siblings and I were raised by an abusive, alcoholic father. Predictably, it has adversely affected our mental health adversely. One sibling struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse. The other has a personality disorder and cannot maintain stable relationships. I cope w…

Dear Abby: I’m a 32-year-old mom of four (11-month-old twins, a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old). I’ve been married for six years. I’m a Southern girl, but my husband is an immigrant to this country. When he emigrated, he settled in the North. I have always told him before and during our marriag…

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February stargazing is fantastic for many reasons. Sure, it’s not as comfortable for stargazers living in the winter cold, but the extra special celestial jewels make it worth bundling up for! If you’re not already in the darker countryside, try to get out there. But even with light-polluted…

There’s something about this time of year. I suppose it’s from spending too much time indoors, but suddenly outdoor lovers are meeting in little groups, discussing among themselves trips they would like to take. You know what I’m talking about — that far away distant bucket list trip that yo…

Dear Abby: I have known “Gigi” since second grade. We have stayed in touch through the years, although more sporadically in the last two decades. Until 10 years ago, she would spend a week with us in the summer. She came three different times, and we had fun. We also visited her twice in Cal…

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Taurus.

I am a radio guy. I always have been and I probably always will be. Many have asked me why I have never been on television. Maybe it is because I have the perfect face for radio: one you never have to see. To this day I would rather listen to my favorite teams play than watch them. You can b…

Dear Abby: My daughter passed away nine years ago. She was almost 13. My mother never bothered to have a relationship with her when she was alive. But now, on every birthday and anniversary of her passing, Mom posts on Facebook how much she misses her and how “close” they were. Her friends a…

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Aries.

Dear Abby: My brother passed away. He and my sister-in-law had a good marriage. A month after his funeral, my sister-in-law gave her kids their father’s clothes, instructed them to go through them, keep what they wanted or sell or donate the rest. It has been barely a year. Now she’s redecor…

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Pisces.

Dear Abby: I’m in a three-year relationship, but my significant other, “Ron,” is extremely cautious about emotional attachment. It took him two years to tell me he loves me or even to express any form of serious affection. In addition, he’s consumed by his job and worries about how his co-wo…

As 2023 rolls in, a number of new policy updates and laws are also rolling in for Americans. In Pennsylvania the Turnpike Commission is cracking down on unpaid tolls, fentanyl test strips are being decriminalized, and 17 year old junior firefighters can now enter burning building modules dur…

WATSONTOWN — Laura Inlow was deeply moved upon encountering a pregnant woman living on the streets of Harrisburg.

Have you ever had one of those mornings when you’re just feeling lazy and don’t want to commit to doing anything constructive? When it happens to me, I like to pour a cup of fresh-brewed coffee, plop myself down on a bar stool, maybe give one of our three German Shorthair Pointers a good ear…

Dear Abby: In response to “Ageless Lady in Washington” (Oct. 8), who sought a retort to people who ask her age, I had an aunt who refused to divulge her age. She would say to anyone inquiring, “I’ll excuse you for asking, if you’ll excuse me for not ANSWERING.” — JANE M. IN FLORIDA

Moon alert: Avoid shopping or important decisions from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. After that, the moon moves from Capricorn to Aquarius. The new moon is at 3:53 p.m.

Dear Abby: I am a 59-year-old man. My 50-year-old fiancee lives in a nice home, but after a 15-year loving relationship, she decided last week to be with someone else. She had recently lost a great deal of weight, bought a new car and started to do things I felt were not age-appropriate — al…

Nostalgia has always been in style. No matter what day and age we might live in, there is always a contingent that looks fondly on the “good ol’ days,” and has a tendency to make that stroll down memory lane a lot better than it actually was.

Dear Abby: The last two years have been especially tough. I went through a breakup after a four-year relationship, my dog developed cancer and I had to put her to sleep, and I caught COVID and have been dealing with long-haul symptoms ever since. My energy is low because of it, plus I’ve bee…

Moon alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. After that, the moon moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn.

Dear Abby: I’m having a big problem with my boyfriend. We had a baby five months ago, and since then he has changed drastically. He previously had a problem with addiction, but had a handle on it. He told me the baby was powerful motivation. My pregnancy was blissful, and he was attentive an…

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Sagittarius.

Dear Abby: Thirty years ago, I had an affair with “Roger,” a married man. We worked together and fell in love. At the time, Roger was married with three children. My husband and I were separated, and I had one son. The 15-year age gap between us didn’t matter to me. I admired him. Roger was …

Moon alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. After that, the moon moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius.

Dear Abby: Years ago, my child was sexually abused by a relative. After I found out, I reported it, which made the abuser’s family very upset. Charges were filed, and there were court dates, probation and counseling. To date, everything the judge required of the abuser has been legally fulfi…

TURBOTVILLE — The Warrior Run School District’s $28.7 million elementary school — which is set to open at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year — boasts an array of innovative technologies designed to enhance the student learning experience.

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been married for 17 years and have three wonderful daughters, ages 13, 10 and 5. Lately, I’ve felt like I’m the odd man out in a girls-only club. I wish I had a son I could share my interests with. I’d love to have someone I could take fishing, teach about class…

Moon alert: There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The moon is in Libra.

Dear Abby: My wife and I have been together 25 years and had an ideal marriage. She has recently become a dedicated baseball fan, or should I say, obsessed. She has season tickets and attends wearing her team outfit. She got a team license plate and scours the daily sports page for team news…

Dear Abby: I used to have a great relationship with my mother-in-law. I considered her one of my best friends until her severe drug and alcohol abuse began to ruin her life. Her mental health issues came out in full force and her lashing out reached a peak shortly before I married her son. A…

One of the more contemporary worship songs that we have been singing at church these last few years include the chorus, “I’m no longer a slave to fear. I am a child of God.” When I sing it, I wrestle on the inside in my spirit, caught between the two worlds that I am attempting to live within.

Moon alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 5:45 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. today. After that, the moon moves from Virgo into Libra.

Although we’re officially past the holiday, it’s still the most wonderful time of the year for stargazing, even in the cold of January. Even if you live where light pollution is a problem, you can’t help but be impressed with the great celestial show, especially in the southern half of the s…

Dear Abby: I have a problem I just can’t identify. I suppose it’s a combination of a lot of issues. I live with my boyfriend and work from home. When it comes to patience about almost anything, I have the shortest fuse. Simple things trigger me, and I flare up quickly.