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, I read that you're from Texas. So am I! I graduated from Lake Highland High School in Dallas and I married my high school sweetheart, who joined the Navy. At first, it was a tough transition for me, but he's been in now for 11 years and he wants to stay and retire, which is just fine with me. My problem is that one of his Nav... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I don't know who else to ask so I hope you can give me some information or advice. I am German, and I was in a relationship with an Army service member. We broke up, and he is now back in the States. Since we broke up, I have had to fight for everything. He didn't want to admit paternity for our child, and I wanted our son to ... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I've been reading your columns since around 2006 when we were at Fort Campbell. I followed you to Heidelberg and now I follow you on SpouseBuzz. I'm really glad that you are still around. You should know that your advice is invaluable. I also like how candid you are while using humor at the same time. My husband was killed in I... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I need advice on dealing with one of my good friends. I really don't like spending time with her when she brings her kids along. They are the kids from hell! She and her husband allow them to run out of control! They won't discipline their kids, and they don't want anyone else to say anything to them, either. For example, the ... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, First, I need to say something about a reply that you posted recently. You said that women who claim to hate having women as friends and would rather be around guys are cray-cray and that men need to stand clear of them. I'm sorry, but that is not always true. I am a woman who grew up always hanging out with boys and playing t... more