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Dear Abby

  • Graduation threatens to end sisters' closeness

    Dear Abby: My sister "Maddy" is in 12th grade and will soon graduate. Over the last 2 years, we have grown really close – from eating Chinese together ...
    March 25, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • dult children are slow to embrace new husband

    Dear Abby,I lost my husband a few years ago and am now remarried. Some of my adult children, althoug ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:16 pm
  • Dear Abby: Friends with benefits turns out to be a disappointment

    Dear Abby,I have known this guy “Noah” for 6 years. We’re mostly just friends with benefits, but I’v ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:50 pm
  • Mom must bear son-in-law for sake of her daughter

    Dear Abby,I’m not proud to write this, but I don’t like my son-in-law. I think the feeling is mutual ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Dear Abby: Wedding can wait until fiance finds a job

    Dear Abby,My fiance and I have been engaged for 2 years. Our wedding is set for a year from now. I’m ...
    March 21, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Husband suspicious of wife’s bar buddy

    Dear Abby,I’ve had a feeling my wife is about to leave me for another man. For the past few months, ...
    March 19, 2017 - 6:01 pm
  • Teen’s suicide attempt sign for friend to act

    Dear Abby: I’m 13, and I’m writing you about my best friend. Her life at home always has sucked, but now it has reached a new level. Her grandmother i ...
    March 18, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Dating widow fears wig is false advertising

    Dear Abby,I’m a 57-year-old lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising m ...
    March 16, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • Dad's dumpster-diving habit causes his family concern

    Dear Abby,I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn. Dad is in his early 80s and – ...
    March 15, 2017 - 10:47 pm
  • Daughter can't live up to family's expectations

    Dear Abby,I’m a 15-year-old girl, and I’m struggling with abuse. I’m mentally and physically abused ...
    March 14, 2017 - 1:15 am
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