Dear Abby

Dear Abby

dearabby.com
The most widely syndicated columnist in the world. Providing common sense solutions to everyday problems.
Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12/25/2018

When did your parents start treating you like an adult?

52%
Age 21 WINNER

10

48%
Still waiting

7

52%
Age 21

10 Comments
Chuck Reed
0
Chuck Reed

I started working to buy my school clothes when I was 13.

Reply
Sharon Steiger
0
Sharon Steiger

I left home at 18-19 and joined the carnival circuit. I guess it was me that wanted the adult life instead of being treated like a teen forever with "to-do" lists of chores and the endless pursuit of employment.

Reply
Tammy Sanders-Toledo
0
Tammy Sanders-Toledo

I think, I was closer to 18 when my parents started treating me like an adult.

Reply
Mike
0
Mike

When I joined the military after my first semester in college. I left home and was a days travel away from any family. Independence and survival lead to being an adult.

Reply
Eileen Indrelie Tolzmann
0
Eileen Indrelie Tolzmann

It was actually the minute I graduated high school and had a job. So at age 18 in reality.

Reply
Jason Bertalotto
0
Jason Bertalotto

More responsibility and trust

Reply
Marla Gilman
0
Marla Gilman

I forced the issue by being self sufficient. It's hard to treat someone like a child when they don't need anything from you and have set and enforced boundaries.

Reply
Rod Simonson
0
Rod Simonson

From the time I left for college I was expected to be master of my own fate. Even before that I knew I needed to act responsibly.

Reply
Woody
0
Woody

I got married at 20, always were great to me I'm 62 now

Reply
Susan A. Tatum
0
Susan A. Tatum

Actually, it was after I married, which was before I turned 21.

Reply

48%
Still waiting

7 Comments
Greg Stewart
3
Greg Stewart

I waited a while, then cut them up with a chainsaw.

Reply
Rachel Clara Smith
1
Rachel Clara Smith

My parents still think they know everything!

Reply
kaycstamper
1
kaycstamper

My parents are dead but my mom still thought of us as kids even when we were 60!

Reply
D May
1
D May

I am 64 and my father is finally beginning to.

Reply
Simp Baeless 🌹
1
Simp Baeless 🌹

I'm 19 and they can't find the time to take me to get my liscense because they're always working.

Reply
Nancy Sam
0
Nancy Sam

My mother was a single mother and a young mother, it's all shes known for most of her life.

Reply
Karen Richardson
0
Karen Richardson

I'll be 50 in August. o_O

Reply
Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Are you making plans to travel abroad?

Yes

1

No

5

Yes

1 Comment
rover6rover
0
rover6rover

Nothing specific yet, but we had European plans in Spring 2020 derailed by the pandemic and one of these days we'll start planning again. So many places we have not been!

Reply

No

5 Comments
Lrac Snave
1
Lrac Snave

Been there; done that. No desire to go back.

Reply
sbardell@aol.com
0
sbardell@aol.com

But I wish I were. Never been happier than when visiting Europe. most of all France. Museums and restaurants are my passions, but beyond those, every town, city, village, and region we've visited in France was thrilling and beautiful. I like to say: "I love the me I find waiting in NYC and France."

Reply
Ry Kali
0
Ry Kali

There is plenty I haven't seen in my own state and surrounding. I can't afford afford to see Denmark, Scotland, or Australia. I would be lucky to see Hawai'i and/or Alaska.

Reply
Terri Compton
0
Terri Compton

I have no interest to travel abroad There is so much to see in the USA!

Reply
Linda Tansey
0
Linda Tansey

have no desire prefer to travel america

Reply
Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

What’s worse? The heat or the humidity?

The heat

1

The humidity

5

The heat

1 Comment
rover6rover
0
rover6rover

It can be humid in March, but ask folks suffering in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere how they're doing with this summer's heat waves.

Reply

The humidity

5 Comments
Lrac Snave
1
Lrac Snave

Your body FEELS the heat more when the humidity is high.

Reply
Lisa Gray
0
Lisa Gray

I moved from California to Alabama recently and the humidity is killing me!

Reply
anita rosales
0
anita rosales

I live in Hawaii you're soaked the second you dry off.

Reply
Carla Altenbach
0
Carla Altenbach

People with COPD can't breath when humidity is high. If it's just hot and below twenty percent humidity, it's easier to breath

Reply
Renee Collins Held
0
Renee Collins Held

high humidity means higher temperature.. plus you just can not breath as easily!!

Reply

We use cookies to ensure you get the best possible experience on our website. Learn more OK, GOT IT