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 husband passed off a woman to me as his cousin when in fact she was his lover. Not only am I angry because he did this, of course, but I am so upset that his family helped him lie and helped cover for his lie for two years of our marriage. I can't believe his family would have such disrespect for me and for the sanctity of m... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm so happy I found you online. I have a big problem, and my future is depending on it. Everything I've heard about military wives since I have been an adult has confused the heck out of me. Being raised in Alabama, I was around a few military bases growing up, but my parents forbid me to date anyone in the military. They wer... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm writing to talk to you about the bullying wife of my husband's commander. She has everyone afraid of her. My husband doesn't want me to speak up or say anything to anyone about her because he says if I do then he will have hell to pay in his unit. I just want to go home back to Kentucky and not deal with all of these high s... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My children and I moved with my husband, a soldier, last fall to a new country. Here it is, six months later, and I'm only now hearing from anyone with the family readiness group, and that's only because of the negative events that have occurred. Recently, my soldier found out that the section sergeant threw an official unit b... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I wanted to ask you for advice about what I should do. I am twice divorced with two children, and I share custody with each of their fathers. My daughter is six years old. Her father is in the Army and stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. My son is 10 years old. His father is a Marine stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico in ... more