Abigail Van Buren

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Dear Abby | Age is a barrier to daughter joining mom’s social club

Dear Abby: I am part of a small social ladies group.

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Dear Abby | Brother’s fiancee is unaware of his hidden opiate addiction

Dear Abby: My divorced 38-year-old brother is addicted to opiates.

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Dear Abby | Marriage loses intimacy after accident disables husband

Dear Abby: Six years ago, my husband of 20 years was in a serious accident.

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Dear Abby | Bride accuses mom of using wedding to spotlight herself

Dear Abby: Once I announced my engagement, my already thin, fit mother went on a diet and lost 20 pounds.

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Dear Abby | With dad out of the country, boyfriend takes on parenting

My husband’s brother split from his wife, “Charlotte,” five years ago and now works and lives in another country. The brothers are still quite close.

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Dear Abby | Mom assisting son’s job hunt stymied by internships

My son, a junior in college, is trying to get a summer job. His degree is challenging, and he has a good work ethic plus job experience.

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Dear Abby | Girl feels guilty for partying during breakup with boyfriend

Dear Abby: I am a 17-year-old senior and have been dating the same boy for two years.

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Dear Abby | Teen is struggling to rebuild connection to alcoholic mom

Dear Abby: My mom is a recovering alcoholic.

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Dear Abby | Mom is rattled to learn son has started cross-dressing

Dear Abby: My son’s girlfriend confided to me that my son, age 35, is cross-dressing.

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Dear Abby | Couple separates after acting class causes domestic drama

Dear Abby: When I was 70, I started taking drama classes twice a week (I still do).

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