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DEAR ABBY: I met the love of my life eight months ago. Everything about our relationship is perfect. We both love our families, fine food, games and, most importantly, each other. We met at an antique store and now have a extensive stamp collection together. Wanting this joy to last forever, I proposed to her. I couldn’t imagine a happier […]

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DEAR ABBY: I have a 59-year-old brother-in-law who has always been a “proud bachelor.” He isn’t a rich, handsome, George Clooney-type bachelor, but a hand-to-mouth, burping, uncouth “Shallow Hal” kind of bachelor. He befriended a woman with four daughters, paying most of his attention to one of the daughters. He would take the woman and her girls to dinner, and […]

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DEAR ABBY: A dear friend has been battling cervical cancer. Her condition has left her dependent on a colostomy bag. She’s not shy about discussing it on Facebook and in public, where she speaks loudly. I have tried to be understanding and supportive, but there are limits. My problem is, she’s hell- bent on making sure I see this colostomy […]

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Sunday, June 17

DEAR ABBY: I got a stepdad when I was a young teen. He never tried to replace my dad, and was very respectful of that relationship. I didn’t regard him as a father figure, but more as a relative, friend, and a good man who has done a lot of good for my family. I’m a young adult now. My […]

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DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law constantly talks to my husband about committing suicide because she’s not happy with her life or her husband. My husband worries all the time and has offered to let her come stay with us for a while. To me, this would be a nightmare. I can’t be around her more than two or three days, and […]

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DEAR ABBY: My husband, who is retired, now prefers to talk exclusively to people under 21. He says he is “mentoring” them, though I haven’t seen any indication of this. He says he has no interest in talking to people our age, so when we get together with our friends, who are mostly our age, he says practically nothing. When […]

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DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half. We are planning on moving to California together in a few months. I flew to Monterey to job hunt, and he is supposed to be flying in soon. However, last night I found out he and his buddy went to a strip club. My boyfriend […]

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DEAR ABBY: I’m turning 17 and live with my dad and his girlfriend. They have broken up four times, causing my dad and me to retreat to the basement where we live the peaceful, happy life we did before he met her. When they first started dating, she was very nice, and I liked her. However, because my mom is […]

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DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and my parents are getting a divorce. It is really hard. They put me in the middle a lot in their arguments, like I’m a counselor. I have told them repeatedly I don’t like it, and they promise it won’t happen again, but it does. They both tell me their sides of the story, but they […]

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Sunday, June 10

DEAR ABBY: I tend to react poorly when someone pulls a prank on me. My reaction is usually anger, hurt or embarrassment, and I end up saying or doing things I later regret because emotion took over. My husband has always liked playing pranks, and my children have started to follow his lead. The pranks tend to be things like […]


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