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Abigail Van Buren

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Dear Abby | Christmas babies find plenty to celebrate at the holidays

Dear Abby: This letter is in response to “Blessed in New York” (Aug. 4), the mom who gave birth to her precious daughter on Christmas Day and wondered if maybe she should have timed her pregnancy better.

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Dear Abby | Man keeps wife in the dark about new ‘business partner’

My husband met a gal 33 years younger than he is at a doctor’s office.

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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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