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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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Dear Abby | Kiss shared with a co-worker puts marriage on shakier ground

I may be having a midlife crisis. I’m not happy in my marriage and haven’t been for quite some time.

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Dear Abby | Man plans to give girlfriend a ring without a proposal

My girlfriend, “Jane,” and I have been in love for three years.

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Dear Abby | Son is still mired in grief long after father’s death

It has been a little over two years since I lost my father to leukemia. The progression of his illness and death was rapid and unforeseen. It has been a tremendous emotional strain on the family, but I seem to be having a hard time “ending” my grieving and finding even simple happiness in things I used to enjoy.

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Dear Abby | Wedding planning is driving close mom, daughter apart

My 38-year-old daughter is being married this summer. This is her first marriage, and we are planning the wedding. She has never planned a big event like this before, and every suggestion I make gets us into a fight.

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Dear Abby | As girlfriend becomes more distant, woman feels despair

My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years.

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Dear Abby | Bargain hunter’s bragging tries her friend’s patience

I have a friend I’ll call Rose who likes to brag about how cheap she is.

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Dear Abby | Teen lets her temper spoil fun with family and friends

I’m a 15-year-old girl. I’m a fun person to be with, and I love spending time with my friends and family.

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Dear Abby | Wife gets the silent treatment without knowing reason why

My husband and I have been married more than 20 years.

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Dear Abby | Parents declare their freedom from ungrateful adult kids

My wife and I raised two children – a son who is a successful doctor and a daughter who is a multipost-grad botanist. We are 72 now, in moderately failing health and very successful ourselves.

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Dear Abby | Colleague outgrows Friday Hawaiian shirt tradition

I started working in engineering in the late 1980s and thought it was “cute” that we all wore Hawaiian shirts when the guys went out for Friday lunches.

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