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Abigail Van Buren

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I have been with my husband for 41 years, married for 30, but we lived together for five years before we tied the knot.

By Abigail Van Buren December 7, 2021
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My cousin "Scotty" invited my husband and me to see his new house.

By Abigail Van Buren December 7, 2021
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I have a friend, a gay man in his 60s.

By Abigail Van Buren December 4, 2021
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For years, I've heard about what and where a woman "should" be in her life once she turns the big 3-0.

By Abigail Van Buren December 4, 2021
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My 25-year-old son is a single father of three boys, 6, 4 and almost 3.

By Abigail Van Buren December 2, 2021
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My husband has a "best friend" from childhood I'll call "Artie," but they have little in common anymore.

By Abigail Van Buren December 2, 2021
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I am a 44-year-old woman who has been married for three years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 30, 2021
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I have two mothers: my biological mother and Mom, who raised me.

By Abigail Van Buren November 30, 2021
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I have a problem with one player in our weekly golf group.

By Abigail Van Buren November 27, 2021
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I am a 42-year-old mother of three who has been in a relationship with a man for almost six years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 26, 2021
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I’m eight months pregnant with my first child.

By Abigail Van Buren November 24, 2021
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"Eileen" and I have been friends for 21 years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 24, 2021
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I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for decades, but I’m finally on a medication that works for me.

By Abigail Van Buren November 23, 2021
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When my boyfriend talks about women, he doesn't always refer to them by their name.

By Abigail Van Buren November 23, 2021
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My parents separated nearly 20 years ago.

By Abigail Van Buren November 18, 2021
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I'm a divorcee who has reconnected with a childhood neighbor, "Levi."

By Abigail Van Buren November 18, 2021
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I have been married 45 years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 16, 2021
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I recently backed out of an adoption.

By Abigail Van Buren November 16, 2021
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Our son married a psychotherapist who is very controlling.

By Abigail Van Buren November 13, 2021
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I used to collect vintage dresses, many of which I bought online from retailers for several hundred dollars each.

By Abigail Van Buren November 13, 2021
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I have an acquaintance I have known for 10 years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 11, 2021
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My ex-husband and I have been divorced 24 years and, now that our children are grown, we have minimal contact.

By Abigail Van Buren November 11, 2021
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You often respond to grandparents who are disappointed that their grandchildren have not written a note to express gratitude for a recent present.

By Abigail Van Buren November 9, 2021
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My wife works from home, and we are having a disagreement about the home workspace.

By Abigail Van Buren November 9, 2021
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I have been with my fiance for six years (engaged for almost two).

By Abigail Van Buren November 6, 2021
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I have been living in a 55-plus community in Florida for several years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 6, 2021
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My husband is close to retirement age and has his hands full with work and yardwork all year long.

By Abigail Van Buren November 4, 2021
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My husband of 16 years has been airing our dirty laundry to anyone who will listen, including my 35-year-old son.

By Abigail Van Buren November 4, 2021
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My 23-year-old daughter is dating a transgender woman, “Holly.”

By Abigail Van Buren November 2, 2021
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I am friends with "Pete" and "Pam," a couple I have known for more than 20 years.

By Abigail Van Buren November 2, 2021
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I’m divorced and dating a man who is 10 years younger.

By Abigail Van Buren October 30, 2021
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I've been with my wonderful husband for 15 years. I currently work from home with our small children, ages 4 and 1.

By Abigail Van Buren October 30, 2021
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I have ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease, am wheelchair-or bed-bound, and am unable to do anything for myself, much less around the house.

By Abigail Van Buren October 28, 2021
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My co-workers and I want to know how to handle customers who ask us out.

By Abigail Van Buren October 28, 2021
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My husband and I have been married for 25 years.

By Abigail Van Buren October 26, 2021
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I'm the mother of a 36-year-old daughter.

By Abigail Van Buren October 26, 2021
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I recently attended a funeral with my mother’s family.

By Abigail Van Buren October 23, 2021
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My mom and I have always been close, but since I got married, I have been having a hard time setting boundaries.

By Abigail Van Buren October 23, 2021
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My wife and I have been together 39 years, and we generally get along very well.

By Abigail Van Buren October 21, 2021
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Over the weekend, while I was cleaning and reorganizing our bedroom, I found the engagement ring my boyfriend plans on proposing to me with.

By Abigail Van Buren October 21, 2021
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My niece “Jane” is married to “John,” who doesn’t want children.

By Abigail Van Buren October 19, 2021
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Thirty-five years ago I was raped by a stranger.

By Abigail Van Buren October 19, 2021
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My husband is a wonderful man.

By Abigail Van Buren October 16, 2021
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I've been with my husband for eight years, married for one.

By Abigail Van Buren October 16, 2021
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My daughter “Melanie” is very close with a cousin she grew up with.

By Abigail Van Buren October 14, 2021
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I'm a woman in my mid-30s without much family.

By Abigail Van Buren October 14, 2021
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I married a proud Scotsman a year ago who often wears kilts.

By Abigail Van Buren October 12, 2021
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When the house next door sold, we were delighted to have new neighbors.

By Abigail Van Buren October 12, 2021
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We live in a small town where everyone knows everyone.

By Abigail Van Buren October 9, 2021
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I have a long-distance friend I met online 10 years ago.

By Abigail Van Buren October 8, 2021

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