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Abigail Van Buren

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I’m a 67-year-old single white man. My girlfriend is 21 and African-American.

By Abigail Van Buren February 12, 2019
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My boyfriend and I both got divorced about the same time, but his took much longer to become final.

By Abigail Van Buren February 11, 2019
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Dear Abby: Ten years ago, I had an affair with a married man that resulted in a pregnancy and then a miscarriage.

By Abigail Van Buren February 10, 2019

My wife and I have been married for 36 years

By Abigail Van Buren February 9, 2019
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I work at a retirement house for a convent.

By Abigail Van Buren February 7, 2019
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I am a single mom. A few months ago I met a man who contacted me on social media.

By Abigail Van Buren February 6, 2019
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I’ve been married to my best friend for nine years.

By Abigail Van Buren February 5, 2019
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I need your advice. I’m a 66-year-old woman who has been single most of my life.

By Abigail Van Buren February 4, 2019
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My mother-in-law was a drug addict for most of my wife’s life.

By Abigail Van Buren February 3, 2019
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My husband and I decided a couple of years ago that we wanted to live a simpler, slower-paced life.

By Abigail Van Buren February 2, 2019
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My husband and I have been married for 12 years.

By Abigail Van Buren January 31, 2019
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My wife, a convert to reform Judaism, died this past year.

By Abigail Van Buren January 30, 2019
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What are your thoughts about having a sex-only arrangement with an ex?

By Abigail Van Buren January 29, 2019
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We need some advice. Recently we hosted our annual holiday party and invited all of our neighbors and friends.

By Abigail Van Buren January 28, 2019
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The departments of psychiatry and medicine at Tufts Medical Center want to learn more about the impact caregiving has on family members and friends of people who have been diagnosed with depression or other illnesses.

By Abigail Van Buren January 27, 2019
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I have been married for seven years. The last time my husband and I have been out of the house together was last summer. No movies, dinners, festivals, etc. I finally gave up suggesting things to do.

By Abigail Van Buren January 26, 2019
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I may be having a midlife crisis. I’m not happy in my marriage and haven’t been for quite some time.

By Abigail Van Buren January 22, 2019
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My girlfriend, “Jane,” and I have been in love for three years.

By Abigail Van Buren January 21, 2019
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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.

By Abigail Van Buren January 20, 2019
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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.

By Abigail Van Buren January 19, 2019
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My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years.

By Abigail Van Buren January 17, 2019
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I have a friend I’ll call Rose who likes to brag about how cheap she is.

By Abigail Van Buren January 16, 2019
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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.

By Abigail Van Buren January 15, 2019
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My husband and I have been married more than 20 years.

By Abigail Van Buren January 14, 2019
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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.

By Abigail Van Buren January 13, 2019
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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.

By Abigail Van Buren January 12, 2019
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I am having issues with a friend who gets handed most everything he wants.

By Abigail Van Buren January 9, 2019
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My husband and I have been married 31 years. We have four lovely children and seven grandchildren.

By Abigail Van Buren January 8, 2019
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I am a 19-year-old college student (female) who needs advice regarding something I’m trying to figure out.

By Abigail Van Buren January 7, 2019
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I’m struggling with a situation with my friends and colleagues. I have a routine I stick to which keeps my priorities in check. I get done with work, go home, have dinner, work out and spend quality time with my puppy. Lately, people keep inviting me to weeknight happy hours and get-togethers, but more often than not, I don’t want to go.

By Abigail Van Buren January 6, 2019
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My mother recently confessed to me that in my senior year of high school, she sabotaged my chance to go to my dream school (with a nearly full scholarship) because she didn’t approve of my wanting to go to art school.

By Abigail Van Buren January 5, 2019
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My son-in-law gave me a tablet that he was not using.

By Abigail Van Buren January 2, 2019
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My husband and I have been together for 34 good years.

By Abigail Van Buren January 1, 2019
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Today we have an opportunity to discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones

By Abigail Van Buren December 31, 2018
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A year ago, after five years of marriage, I divorced my ex-husband, “Taylor.” We agreed to separate because I believed I had fallen out of love with him. We have remained friendly and communicate often.

By Abigail Van Buren December 30, 2018
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My daughter is a professional woman in her mid-20s. She lives an hour away from us and is financially independent, but depends on us often for favors.

By Abigail Van Buren December 29, 2018
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I am 25 and have been with my boyfriend on and off for five years.

By Abigail Van Buren December 27, 2018
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My brother is my best friend. He is also an alcoholic.

By Abigail Van Buren December 26, 2018
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I recently received an online invitation to a New Year’s Eve party at the home of a dear cousin. Having not heard from her in a while, I decided to call her to express our delight at having been invited and let her know we might be able to come.

By Abigail Van Buren December 23, 2018
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My daughter is 40 years old and a lousy conversationalist. She never asks me (or others) about ourselves, and when she starts talking about herself, there’s no stopping her.

By Abigail Van Buren December 22, 2018
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I’m a transgender male who has grown up in an area where many people discourage such things.

By Abigail Van Buren December 20, 2018
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I have a close friend who is in her mid-30s.

By Abigail Van Buren December 18, 2018
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I’m a woman in my 50s and will be going to my high school reunion in a few months.

By Abigail Van Buren December 17, 2018
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Dear Abby: Here are some things pet owners can do to make them less so for their four-legged companions:

By Abigail Van Buren December 15, 2018
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A year ago my 13-year marriage fell apart. My husband, “Rick,” will be spending the next six years in prison.

By Abigail Van Buren December 13, 2018
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I have been with my husband for five years, and we have two children together.

By Abigail Van Buren December 12, 2018
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Birthdays: Mayim Bialik, 43; Madchen Amick, 48; Regina Hall, 48; Jennifer Connelly, 48.

By Abigail Van Buren December 11, 2018

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