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Abigail Van Buren

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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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Dear Abby: Racy texts from co-worker cause man’s wife concern

Dear Abby: My husband, “Ralph,” and I have been married for 30 years.

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Dear Abby: Man’s devotion to his family leaves girlfriend feeling lonely

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I just moved in together. We have been a couple for seven years. Until now, we have lived with our parents.

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Dear Abby: Miscarriage causes woman to withdraw from friends

Dear Abby: I am at that age when most of my friends and colleagues are having children.

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Dear Abby: Man’s slovenliness grows from a peeve to a problem

Dear Abby: I dearly love my husband.

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Dear Abby: Moving away isn’t the answer to kids’ early morning mayhem

Dear Abby: Suggesting that an older couple (“Upset in Washington,” June 13) move to a community for people over age 55 because they’re bothered by the neighbors’ children playing outside early in the morning is just one more example of how we have ended up living in a world of intolerance and division.

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Dear Abby: Boys who are being boys cause married woman angst

Dear Abby: I’m a happily married woman in my 30s.

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Dear Abby: Wife opposes husband’s plan to donate sperm to a friend

Dear Abby: Two years ago, I married a kind, hard-working man I’ll call Travis.

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Dear Abby | Millionaire boyfriend proves stingy with airline rewards

Millionaire husband appears to be unwilling to subsidize any travel that includes wife's children

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Dear Abby: Young cyberbullying victim admits to cutting herself

Dear Abby: My granddaughter “Ruby” has been cyberbullied.

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Dear Abby: Older couple mourns loss of friends and connections

Dear Abby: I am 74, and my wife is 71.

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Dear Abby: Marriage recovers from affair, but wife can’t forgive herself

Dear Abby: About 12 years ago, I made a terrible mistake and had an affair.

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Dear Abby: Looking back, mom regrets children’s unhappy childhood

Dear Abby: I got pregnant very young and married the father.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend’s stunning revelation leaves entire family shocked

Dear Abby: My son and his live-in girlfriend were expecting a baby.

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Dear Abby: Alcoholic recognizes sober truths after wife leaves him

Dear Abby: I have been married for 17 years to the love of my life.

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Dear Abby: Son jumps into online dating by asking personal questions

Dear Abby: My 40-year-old son signed up with an online dating site.

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Dear Abby: Disappointed mom won’t be at daughter’s surprise party

Dear Abby: Our daughter is celebrating her 50th birthday next month.

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Dear Abby: Son’s health problems cause dad to question his parentage

Dear Abby: My first marriage ended in divorce 35 years ago because my wife had cheated on me several times.

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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.