Dear Abby: When my friend 'Fran' and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies.
Dear Abby: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, 'Well, the wedding was at the beach.' The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these establishments.
Dear Abby: My granddaughter 'Cindy,' age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, 'Bubby hurt me.' Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police.
Dear Readers: In April, I printed a letter from 'Wondering in Washington,' a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that 'any money I earn is mine' in a marriage or live-in situation.
Dear Abby: Neither of my parents do anything for fun. When Dad comes home from work, he either reads the newspaper or takes a nap. If Mom has free time after finishing the housework or running errands, she watches the news on TV or goes to bed early.
Dear Abby: For years, my wife and I were RV enthusiasts. We have a son who was envious about our lifestyle and expressed a desire to own an RV and travel the highways. When we decided to give up the practice, we gave our travel trailer to him as a gift.
Dear Abby: In July 2011, you posted an answer to 'Jittery Future Bride in Boston.'
Dear Abby: Help! My daughter just turned 13, and I need to discuss the facts of life with her. I don't know where to start.
Dear Abby: I am a mother of four. My oldest son, 'Jeff,' is from a previous marriage. My ex was convicted of child molestation, involving his daughter from a previous relationship.
Dear Abby: We were visiting my daughter and her husband when their 3-year-old, 'Bethany,' entered our room and rummaged through our medications. The door to the guest room was closed and the medications had been placed on a desk.
Dear Abby: I'm a 14-year-old girl in middle school. I have never seriously dated anyone, and the one time I did I felt trapped. My friends think it's weird that I have never dated a guy and they call me a lesbian.
Dear Abby: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was mourning his loss.
Dear Abby: My best friend is getting married and asked me to be her maid of honor. She has also asked me to buy an expensive dress, host a lavish shower I'm afraid I can't afford and plan a destination bachelorette party. The cost will be exorbitant.
Dear Abby: My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I'll call 'Mona.' We didn't set them up; they met at some parties. Last summer we discovered they were having sex because 'Meghan' thought she was pregnant.
Dear Abby: May I comment about the question from 'Unsure in the West,' who wanted to create scrapbooks out of all the cards and letters she received over the ...
Dear Abby: I am an ophthalmologist, and all too often I see patients who have already lost some of their vision because they waited too long to schedule an ...
Dear Abby: My friend's husband has been writing a novel for several years. He just self-published it, and it's available on Amazon. He gave me a copy, asked me ...
Dear Abby: Two years ago I was involved in an unhealthy relationship for me and my children. Despite what everyone said, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. ...
Dear Abby: I am a gay man who has had a difficult, distant relationship with my only brother, 'Bill.'
Dear Abby: I just found out that my husband of 30 years is having an affair. When I confronted him, he said: 'I have a girlfriend.
Dear Abby: At 2 p.m., July Fourth, I would love nothing better than for all Americans to stop briefly and give our country a ring … well, THREE rings to be ...
Dear Abby: I'm 17 and a junior in high school. My family has recently been hit with hard times. We lost our home and are living in a motel, and I am struggling ...
Dear Abby: I have been seeing my boyfriend for five months. He still has some of his ex-girlfriend's lingerie in his dresser. When we first got involved, he ...
Dear Abby: When I read the letter from 'Undeserving Title of Mommy,' the pregnant woman who was saddened by the fact that she's expecting a baby boy instead of ...
Dear Abby: I met a guy four months ago. Our relationship is new and pretty casual for the most part. We like each other's company and spend nights together, ...
Dear Abby: My 19-year-old sister died two years ago from an overdose.
Dear Abby: I fell in love with a boy when I was 12, deeply in love. We met at our county fair. We grew up together and have remained friends for 30 years. He ...
Dear Abby: 'Barney' and I are in our 40s and have been married two years. Barney is a neatnik. His nighttime ritual of cleaning up before bed takes an hour or ...
Dear Abby: My husband, 'Vinny,' and I were married 11 years when he left me for another woman. Eight months later he decided the grass wasn't greener on that ...
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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 and youthful perspective.
Abby began working at age 14 under the tutelage of her mother, who founded the Dear Abby column. As a young girl, Abby answered letters from other teens under the training and supervision of her mother. In 1987, Abby assumed all the writing responsibilities for Dear Abby.
Abby receives more than 10,000 letters and e-mails per week. More than 80 percent of the correspondence she receives comes from readers between 18 and 49. The majority of the rest comes from people under 18.
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