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.
The holiday season can be a festive time of connecting with family and friends and reflecting over our successes and accomplishments of the past year. The commercialization of the holiday season can lead to emotional highs and lows. We have great expectations about the holiday season, but when the great expectation doesn’t happen the “Blue Dude”... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband and I have been married for almost eight years. We have two children together and we just recently started purchasing a house. He has been in South Korea now for eight months. We had made the decision not to uproot our daughter who would be starting her first year of school. He wanted to come back to the base w... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm writing to you about my marital situation. My husband and I have been together for nine years and we were married in the church a little over a year ago. He recently confessed to me that he had an affair with a girl from his work. I don't know if the other woman knows my husband is married because I honestly don't know w... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I am a new military girlfriend and I need some help. I have been dating my soldier for just three months, but we’ve known each other since kindergarten. I am a senior in college and he is stationed a couple of states away. He deployed once to Afghanistan, but we were not dating at the time. He returned months ago and stru... more
Hi Ms. Vicki, I began a relationship with a master sergeant in the Air Force shortly after my separation from my ex-husband. I quickly became pregnant and told my boyfriend about the baby. Here's the fun part: he told me that he is married but has no kids. He wants to keep me hushed because he could lose his job, retirement and obviously his w... more