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Abigail Van Buren

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Dear Abby | Husband’s luddite attitude puts a heavy burden on wife

This husband refuses to learn how to work computers

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Dear Abby | Unwilling husband and father just wants a life to himself

Dear Abby: I joined the Navy after I learned I was becoming a father.

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Dear Abby | Expectation of an early death puts man’s life in a tailspin

Dear Abby: I spent an evening with a guy I’ve been wanting to date for some time.

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Dear Abby | Non-hugger seeks polite way to keep others at arm’s length

Dear Abby: I am not a hugger. In fact, I pretty much always hate it.

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Dear Abby | Teen girl feels pressure from society to have sex

Female teenager feels societal pressure to have sex early

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Dear Abby | Woman is ready to hang up on constantly calling husband

Husband exhibits controlling behavior and parent of a college student wonders how involved she can be

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Dear Abby | Only child feels pressure of his parents’ expectations

Dear Abby: I’m 17 and so is my boyfriend.

Dear Abby | Update on knitted prostheses program delivers good news

Dear Readers: I am often asked, “Do you ever hear back from the people who wrote to you?” The answer is yes, I do.

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Dear Abby | Memories of molestation cloud girl’s thoughts of the future

Dear Abby: I’m almost an adult now, starting to think about having children and a good marriage of my own.

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Dear Abby | Woman’s marriage deadline may be working against her

Dear Abby: I am a 27-year-old woman who can’t seem to find a man to call her own.

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Dear Abby | Wife’s private photo album makes its way onto the web

Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Dear Abby | Well-paid son is slow to pay debts he owes to his parents

Dear Abby: My 25-year-old son, “Jay,” would like to come home for Christmas.

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Dear Abby | Landlord questions tenant’s claim that he sleepwalks

Dear Abby: I am a man who owns a large four-bedroom home, and I have two tenants.

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Dear Abby | Sister is appalled by what brother asks mom to do

Dear Abby: My brother and his wife recently had their second child through induced labor.

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Dear Abby | New American wants to get U.S. social customs right

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a girl holding her father’s hand or demonstrating affection

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Dear Abby | Thanksgiving prayer for peace seeks to bring world together

Dear Abby: Our organization, No Greater Love, is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that honors America’s fallen and their families, and promotes peace.

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Dear Abby | Dad who can’t drive loses connection to adult children

Dear Abby: My husband had a medical event that left him unable to drive.

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Dear Abby | Friendship fades following criticism of husband’s jokes

Dear Abby: I have been friends with “Martha” for 40 years.

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Dear Abby | Man who hates his job drags girlfriend down with griping

Dear Abby: I have been dating my boyfriend for three years.

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Dear Abby | Discovery of pregnancy tests surprises live-in girlfriend

Abby tackles relationship issues and holiday blues

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Dear Abby | Unhappy grandma gets an eyeful of son-in-law wearing skivvies

Dear Abby: After my future son-in-law moved in with our daughter, my husband and I stopped by unannounced to visit.

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Dear Abby | Grieving family member urges smokers to quit a deadly habit

Dear Abby: The winter months are hard for me.

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Dear Abby | Sister takes friend to task for missing brother’s funeral

Dear Abby: I missed the funeral of a long-time family friend, “Tom,” because I foolishly relied on one of my relatives to let me know when the service was and she didn’t.

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Dear Abby | As boyfriend’s hair disappears, so does woman’s attraction

Dear Abby: My physical attraction to my boyfriend has significantly diminished due to his baldness.

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Dear Abby | Divorced mom mulls overruling dad on daughter’s social life

Dear Abby: My ex-husband and I have been divorced for three years and share custody of our 10-year-old daughter.

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Dear Abby: New carpet provokes old complaints from husband

Dear Abby: I have been married for 45 years.

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Dear Abby: Father-in-law’s gifts of food turn pregnant woman green

Dear Abby: I am pregnant. Because of this, my father-in-law has started to dote on me, especially with food.

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Dear Abby: Girl sees red flags in her online friendship overseas

Dear Abby: I met this guy through a dating site.

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Dear Abby: Wife refuses to accept job as family’s communicator

Dear Abby: My husband is a nice guy, but he’s not particularly good at planning ahead.

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Dear Abby: Man’s announced engagement surprises his wife of 17 years

My husband and I have been together 21 years, married for 17.

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Dear Abby | Runaway dad on dating site is guilty of false advertising

Dear Abby tackles big talkers and runaway dads

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Dear Abby: Second husband fails to earn his sister-in-law’s approval

Dear Abby: My sister “Eileen” is married to her second husband, a man I’ll call Harry.

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Dear Abby: Family jumps to conclusions about woman’s career choice

Dear Abby: I’m a woman who was honorably discharged from the military recently and am now in an electrical construction apprenticeship.

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Dear Abby: Son is odd man out when mom sends birthday gifts to family

Dear Abby: My husband, daughter and I all have birthdays in the same month.

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Dear Abby: Little girl’s many boyfriends raise a red flag for mom

Dear Abby: I am single and the mother of a 7-year-old girl.

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Dear Abby | Married man considers affair to replace dormant love life

Dear Abby: I’m in my 60s, fit, sexually able and I desire physical relations.

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend shows no interest in expanding family of three

Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Kevin,” and I have been together for five years and have a 4-year-old son we are crazy about.

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Dear Abby: Air fresheners are no match for ‘Rotten Ron’ in Florida

Dear Abby: My husband, “Ron,” and I have been married for 49 years.

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Dear Abby: Wife tires of long marriage to a resentful curmudgeon

Dear Abby: I will soon be married 48 years, but it is not much of a marriage.

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Dear Abby: Extreme hoarding poses risk to mom’s house and health

Dear Abby: My 36-year-old son lives with me, which benefits both of us.

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Dear Abby: Plans to attend bachelor party cause man’s girlfriend angst

Dear Abby: My boyfriend of two years will be attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas.

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Dear Abby: New marine’s mom wonders how often she should write

Dear Abby: My son and I are very close.

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Dear Abby: Clerk gets lesson in privacy from owner of a service dog

Dear Abby: Yesterday I was in a retail store with my service dog.

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Dear Abby: Meat-and-potatoes man pans his friend’s vegan cooking

Dear Abby: I retired after a 40-year career.

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