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Independent daughter wants less help from her parents

 September 20, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

DEAR ABBY: I graduated from college, and I’m starting my first full-time job and moving into my first apartment.


Suspicions confirmed: Proof of infidelity is found online

 September 19, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

DEAR ABBY: I had suspicions my dad was cheating on my mom, and when she found a mysterious earring in the house one day, I knew I had to find the proof.


Daughter appalled by callous treatment of her dad’s ashes

 September 18, 2014; Updated: 6:04 pm

Dear Abby: My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him to donate his body to science because she is to be buried with her first husband, and she didn’t want the expense of burying Dad.


The key to being well-liked is to make yourself likable

 September 17, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl. When I’m with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much.


Husband’s ‘educational’ DVDs get flunking grade from wife

 September 16, 2014; Updated: 5:13 pm

Dear Abby: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things “his way.”


Readers take Abby to task for answer to obese woman

 September 15, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Dear Abby: Your response to “Offended Daughter” (Aug. 10), whose mother didn’t like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive.


Aide should go to principal’s office for talking out of school

 September 14, 2014; Updated: 2:49 pm

Dear Abby: I have overheard a person who works as an aide at the local elementary school talking about the students — discussing their special needs, behavioral issues, etc


Written thank-yous for gifts show heartfelt appreciation

 September 13, 2014; Updated: 4:41 pm

Dear Abby: I just turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate it. A few days later my mom bought me thank-you cards and said I should send them out.


Parents persist in thinking gay son will straighten out

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Dear Abby: I’m a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am — 99 percent of the time.


Husband holed up in man cave leaves his wife out in the cold

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Dear Abby: I have been married for 13 years, and I’m beginning to wonder if my husband still wants to be with me.


Mixed-race baby would be a surprise but not an outcast

 September 10, 2014; Updated: 5:20 pm

Dear Abby: I am five months pregnant with my second child and engaged to a wonderful man, “Tony.”


Men who use dating sites offer tips for women online

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 6:04 pm

Dear Abby: “Surfing in Petersburg, Ill.” (June 17) raised good points about men who use online dating services.



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