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Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. It is the most popular and widely syndicated column in the world - known for its uncommon common sense.

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Dear Abby | Woman ready for intimacy is not ready for pregnancy

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I had a miscarriage. The guy was nothing more than a fling. We were careful and never did anything without protection, but it happened anyway. I have now been in a relationship with a really great guy for four months. I said I wanted to take it slow, and he has been very s

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Dear Abby | Man resorts to hiding snacks when hungry family drops in

DEAR ABBY: My wife’s family drops by our home several times a week, usually unannounced. I don’t mind them dropping in, but what does bother me is they bring their kids and expect us to feed them during the visits. It has gotten to the point that I hide our snacks and beverages in the bedroom becau

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Dear Abby | Objection to dress code threatens to sink cruise

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 30 years. I recently retired, and we are planning a cruise to Europe and a two-month stay, returning on the same cruise line. The cruise line is rather posh, and travelers are askedto “dress appropriately” — which means, essentially, men should wear a

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Dear Abby | Adoptive mom writes rules for strangers with questions

DEAR ABBY: I’m an adoptive mother who has had more than my fair share of inappropriate comments directed at me and my children. They usually come from strangers or acquaintances. I’m about up to here with them, so Ithought I would write you about etiquette for interacting with adoptive families:

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Dear Abby | Attending ex’s wedding enrages couple’s nephew

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a 45-year-old nephew who married for the first time two years ago. Before that, he was engaged to a woman I’ll call Anita for two years. We assumed the reason for their breakup was she wanted children, and he did not. Last year, we attended Anita’s wedding, as we are s

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Dear Abby | Man gets angry when wife resists catering to his libido

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 30 years. I still work full time, and my husband is now retired. We have had issues during most of our marriage, mainly concerning his not getting enough sex. A couple of times a week isn’t sufficient. In the past, he looked at porn a lot. He likes to take picture

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Dear Abby | Clash over money threatens to undermine reconciliation

DEAR ABBY: My wife, “Cynthia,” and I are a middle-aged couple who have been married four years. Shortly after our wedding, she suffered a stroke during a heart transplant. After she returned home from the hospital, a “friend” told her I was having an affair (I wasn’t). Without telling me why, Cynth

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Dear Abby | Man cuts all ties to family after the death of his dog

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, my older brother had an accident and needed to live at my parents’ house while he recovered. He brought along his 4-year-old dog, “Pepper.” The dog needed to be on a special diet. My father, who is a major alcoholic, enjoyed having Pepper there, but because he is an alcoh

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Dear Abby | Passover host realizes she gets no thanks for her effort

DEAR ABBY: For the last 18 years, I have hosted the Passover Seder in my home. The same people come year after year. My three daughters come and always bring along their friends. It’s a lot of work, but I always considered it our special night and was happy to host everyone.This year, after spendin

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Dear Abby | Man’s sudden death comes with a shocking revelation

DEAR ABBY: A short time ago, I experienced a terrible loss. I came home from work one evening and found “Martin,” my boyfriend of almost 17 years, dead at the bottom of the stairs. I later found out he had been drinking. I never saw Martin drinking before. He did it very rarely. He didn’t go to bar