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Abigail Van Buren

Stories by Abigail

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Dear Abby: Woman’s co-workers ridicule her extreme aversion to blood

Dear Abby: I’m a 30-year-old female who has extreme hemophobia.

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Dear Abby: Despite promise to stop, man resumes watching pornography

Dear Abby: Can you tell me why men watch porn?

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Dear Abby: Daughter of self-centered mom craves a role model

Dear Abby: My mother is extremely self-centered.

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Dear Abby: Woman finds perfect partner, but still prefers to be alone

Dear Abby: I have been dating a great guy for a few months.

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Dear Abby: Different approaches to religion are likely to drive couple apart

Dear Abby: For the first time in my life, I am in love.

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Dear Abby: Hands-on approach to other women disturbs man’s wife

Dear Abby: My husband cannot be around a female without putting his hands on her shoulder or back.

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Dear Abby | Pressure from boyfriend spurs teen to question relationship

Dear Abby: I am a 16-year-old girl in a somewhat happy relationship.

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Dear Abby: Handy advice and tips help girls sharpen social skills

Dear Abby: I enjoy reading your column, especially letters regarding young girls and their social skills.

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Dear Abby: Wife treated like a queen longs for simple snuggling

Dear Abby: I recently got married to a wonderful man who is 19 years younger than I am.

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Dear Abby: Herpes infection keeps lonely woman on the dating sidelines

Dear Abby: I am a 65-year-old woman, attractive and lonely.

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Abby: Lack of financial planning leaves an uncertain future

Dear Abby: My parents are in their 80s.

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Dear Abby: Husband’s distress over ex’s bad news perplexes new wife

Dear Abby: I have been married to my husband for five years.

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Dear Abby: Wife concerned about husband talking to neighborhood kids

Dear Abby: I have been happily married to “Roger” for 20 years and have two kids still at home.

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Dear Abby: Expectant mother hasn’t told husband he’s not the father

Dear Abby: I am a mother of three and happily married to my kids’ father.

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Horoscope | September 5, 2017

Birthdays: Rose McGowan, 44; Dweezil Zappa, 48; Michael Keaton, 66; Raquel Welch, 77.

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Dear Abby: In-laws won’t attend party unless they get to host it

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for 26 years.

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Dear Abby: Adopted brother has never been told about his origin

Dear Abby: My brother was adopted at birth through an agency, but he was never told.

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Dear Abby: Sharing news of diagnosis is difficult for parkinson’s patient

Dear Abby: I’m an active, 60-something wife, mother and grandmother who was recently diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease.

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Dear Abby: Mom feels guilt for resisting her ex’s pleas to reconcile

Dear Abby: My ex is a recovering drug addict.

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Dear Abby: Son braces for reaction to transgender fiancee

Dear Abby: I moved to the Philippines five years ago. While I was there I met “Emma.”

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Dear Abby: Elderly usher’s ‘proposals’ draw reaction from readers

Dear Abby: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” (April 22), whose 9-year-old daughter has been getting “proposals of marriage” from a church usher in his 70s.

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Dear Abby: Childhood dog bite victim is happy with pet-free life

Dear Abby: I’m not a dog person. I’m not even an animal person.

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Dear Abby: Running commentary on food takes the joy out of dining

Dear Abby: I have a friend, “Charlene,” whom I met through a local charity organization.

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Dear Abby: Mom’s painful past is warning to girls about teen drinking

Dear Abby: I am the mother of two teenaged girls (13 and 15) and have been debating whether to tell them a secret about my past.

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Dear Abby: Evenings at home fall silent as wife embraces cellphone

Dear Abby: A large portion of conversation in our home has been replaced with the time my wife spends on her cellphone.

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Dear Abby: Stepmom feels squeezed out by father-daughter relationship

Dear Abby: I think my stepdaughter “Caroline” has an unhealthy relationship with my husband.

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Dear Abby: Family’s tolerance of verbal abuse is red flag for girlfriend

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and a half.

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Dear Abby: Family would rather punish than praise recovering addict

Dear Abby: I am a recovering drug addict.

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Dear Abby: Husband and wife disagree on the meaning of family

Dear Abby: I have been married five years and have two children under 3.

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Dear Abby: Man questions his dating style after being cheated on twice

Dear Abby: I have been in two relationships.

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Dear Abby: Spouse can’t fix what’s broken between wife and her mother

Dear Abby: My wife and I met four years ago, have been married for two and I still haven’t met her mother.

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Dear Abby: Unapologetic mother continues affair with married boyfriend

Dear Abby: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time.

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Horoscope | August 16, 2017

Birthdays: Cam Gigandet, 35; Steve Carell, 55; Angela Bassett, 59; Madonna, 59.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend urges more pushback against disapproving parents

Dear Abby: I am in an interracial relationship with a guy whose parents don’t support our being together because I’m from a different race and culture than he is.

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Dear Abby: Husband gives up smoking, but his drinking persists

Dear Abby: I am married to a great guy.

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Dear Abby: Nonagenarian is eager to share a long lifetime of experiences

Dear Abby: I’m 91. I have outlived many of my longtime friends.

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Dear Abby: With twins on the way, man still refuses to buy a ring

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

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Dear Abby: Mom wants daughter to focus on school, not dad’s tattoos

Dear Abby: My 22-year-old son is going to visit his father and get his third tattoo.

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Dear Abby: Woman’s dangerous dating habits frighten her friend

Dear Abby: I’m worried about a close friend I have known for about 10 years.

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Dear Abby: Gym client vents her anger at bad-mouthing by trainer

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I work out at the same gym.

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Dear Abby: Man seems to be a friend only when he needs a hand

Dear Abby: My husband has been so-called friends with a man I’ll call “Roy” for almost 30 years.

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Dear Abby: Mom’s hoarding tendencies are crowding daughter out

Dear Abby: I’ve been trying to declutter and get rid of things, but each time I do, my mother scolds me for getting rid of sentimental items and sends them back to my room.

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Dear Abby: Woman feels steamrollered by in-laws in her own home

Dear Abby: My in-laws live in an apartment above our garage.

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Dear Abby: Man’s silence about past therapy distances fiance

Dear Abby: My fiance and I have been together for four years.

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Dear Abby | Wife decries kissing cousin’s return to family gatherings

Dear Abby: When my husband and I were dating, he told me that he’d had a consensual sexual relationship with his cousin, “Irma.”

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Dear Abby | Mom suggests best approach to asking about gun safety

Dear Readers: Today’s column is a continuation of yesterday’s about the importance of gun safety and parents feeling confident enough to raise the subject with other parents.

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Dear Abby: Vigilant moms can’t shy away from asking about gun safety

Dear Abby: I am a Yale-trained pediatric nurse with a post-master’s as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

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Dear Abby: Reluctant college student may benefit from taking a gap year

Dear Abby: My 18-year-old daughter has just graduated from high school.

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Dear Abby: Guilt mingles with grief after boyfriend’s death

Dear Abby: My boyfriend died unexpectedly a few months ago, and it has been a struggle to get through my sadness.