Ms. Vicki is a native of Dallas, has been the Dear Abby for the military community since her column began in 2005. A licensed therapist and licensed clinical social worker, Ms. Vicki holds a Master of Science in social work and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology.
Ms. Vicki appears regularly on Military.com and in the Fort Campbell Courier. Her column has also appeared in the Washington (D.C.) Times and in the Heidelberg (Germany) Post Herald. She has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC and NBC.
Dear Ms. Vicki, My poor husband has been dealing with mistreatment at work, and I want to help him. The thing is, I don't know how to help or what I should do. It all started when I went back to work. We had to put our almost 1-year-old daughter into daycare for the first time. Everyone knows what happens when you start kids in daycare: They... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I am currently separated from my spouse. We are stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Our separation stems from his ongoing affairs with both female and other male soldiers. Upon my discovering these affairs, he agreed to counseling with our chaplain and to anger management therapy due to his behavior during our disagreement... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, Now that the weather is getting warmer, I'm up to my compulsive behavior of looking in my neighbors' windows again. This is something I've done since I was about 16 years old and got my first car. I would park my car in my neighborhood and look in my neighbors' windows. I did the same thing in college, and I still do it now as... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, Can you tell me how I can take my Army boyfriend to court? He owes me money, and he is refusing to pay me back. I thought I had met the man of my dreams, but he turned out to be the devil in disguise. He's a real user, a tough guy and a master manipulator. We were together for a total of six months, and he left me about $8... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm really embarrassed to write to you for advice, but I need your help and it's an emergency. I'm caught in a real-life fatal attraction and I'm scared as hell. This woman is an E-6, she won't leave me alone and now she's threatening me and my family. I don't want to tell you my duty station because I'm in real fear that I co... more