Dear Gabby, My co-worker is one of those people who talks incessantly about himself and never asks anything about you. A simple “Hi, how are you,” on the way to […]
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Dear Gabby appears in the RoundTable every Monday. No question is too serious, too silly or too snarly for Gabby, who combines wisdom with wit and a pinch of snark. Her aim is to make you think while she makes you laugh. Write to Gabby at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Dear Gabby” in the subject line.
Why Can’t I Appreciate My Husband?
Dear Gabby, I’m in my sixties. Not long ago my friend lost her husband suddenly and is very unhappy. She says she wishes she appreciated him more. My husband is […]
Can I Snoop on My Children?
Dear Gabby, I am embarrassed to say that I am a snoop. I try and respect my children’s privacy but frankly, I mostly fail. Now, because of COVID, I have […]
Am I Allowed to Admit This?
Dear Gabby, Can I confide a secret? Everyone talks about how they can’t wait until the pandemic ends and things are back to “normal” again. But while I hate some […]
My Children are Angry
Dear Gabby, My sister will not get a COVID vaccine, despite the fact that she is eligible because she (ironically!) works in health care. She has been struggling with infertility […]
Marie Kondo Ain’t Working
Dear Gabby, I am a college sophomore and my roommate’s oblivious to the fact that he is a slob. We were friends before we moved in together and I’d like […]
Eat a Sheet Cake!
Dear Gabby, I am a retired female executive and dating online. How do I politely tell men it is not okay for them to mansplain? Signed,So done with it Dear So […]
He Still Can’t Commit
Dear Gabby, At what age should I stop coloring my hair? Signed,Toning it down Dear Toning, When you start looking like Rudy Giuliani. Dear Gabby, The guy I’m dating is […]
Should I Grow Fur?
Dear Gabby, Every time my wife yells at me during quarantine (which is hourly) I develop Covid symptoms. What to do?? There aren’t enough Covid tests to keep up…she’s nicer […]
Who ranks? Dog or Spouse?
Dear Gabby, I’m a guy in my 20s. Why should I call someone just to tell them I’m not going to call them anymore? A friend of mine says the […]