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: Couple’s long, joyous marriage is based on three principles

Dear Abby: Many of your published letters come from unhappy married women. Some of them seem unable to get objective advice that would make th

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Dear Abby: Mom gives blessing to kids attending church with grandma

Dear Abby: I am an atheist. My parents, although raised Presbyterian, never to my knowledge participated in organized religion, so it was not part of my upbringing.

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Dear Abby: Learn to manage anger before exploding at kids

I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now.

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Dear Abby: Mom and ex at loggerheads over daughter’s cellphone

Dear Abby: I bought my 11-year-old daughter a cellphone. My ex does not approve.

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Dear Abby: Photo of mom in body bag infuriates grieving daughter

Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old female. My mother passed away in my home almost exactly a year ago.

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Dear Abby: Sister worries hotel plans might insult rest of family

Dear Abby: My sister and her family recently moved out of state after having lived near our family all her life.

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Dear Abby: Girl who shies away from gym can enjoy a good, long walk

Dear Abby: My mom wants me to exercise more. Currently, I just walk a lot (in my house and around the block).

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Dear Abby: Wife who escaped abusive marriage must not go back

Dear Abby: In the beginning of our marriage there was physical abuse and marital rape. I stayed anyway.

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Dear Abby: Ex-husband who drives drunk should be taken off the road

Dear Abby: A few months ago I left my husband after a long marriage, mostly due to his drinking.

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Dear Abby: Key to wife’s hoarding may be in her genes

Dear Abby: My wife and I and our 13-year-old son live in a nice home we have been remodeling for the last eight years.

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