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 | Toxic family casts doubt on couple’s future plans

I am in my late 20s and dating a man in his mid-30s whom I am crazy about. We have been dating for a year and are starting to discuss marriage and children. He’s kind, hard-working, gives back to the community, and does everything he can to make me happy.

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Dear Abby | Woman’s old sweetheart still can’t win her dad’s approval

I’m dating my grammar school and high school sweetheart, “Gary.” We’ve known each other since I was 6.

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Dear Abby | Loss of job also puts end to man’s affair with co-worker

Give up and move on and you will save yourself, your wife, Jamie and her husband a lot of pain.

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Dear Abby | Friendship with woman makes waves in men’s relationship

I’m a 35-year-old gay man who has been in a serious relationship for five years.

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Dear Abby | Girlfriend questions texting from boyfriend’s worried mom

I have been dating “James” for almost a year. Things have been rough for him recently. His depression has led to school attendance issues, but we got through it.

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Dear Abby | Wife’s deep, dark secret is credit card debt she’s hiding

I am married to a great man, but he’s very tight with his money. We found out early in our relationship that we couldn’t have a joint account because it caused so much fighting. We share our bills, but I am broke all the time. I have credit card debt he doesn’t know about.

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Dear Abby | One-way friendship ends, but feelings of guilt remain

My “friend” from childhood, “Camille,” has never had my back.

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Dear Abby | Mom charges daughter-in-law rent even after the wedding

My mother-in-law owns the building my husband and I live in.

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Dear Abby | Baby in the buff causes grandma some concern

My daughter “Scarlet” has a precious 18-month-old baby girl I’ll call Sierra.

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Dear Abby | Wife’s attraction to woman throws life into confusion

I am a 50-year-old woman. I have been married to my husband for 28 years and never cheated.

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