Commercialization puts Santa atop woman’s naughty list

DEAR ABBY: I have decided that when I have kids I don’t want to do the whole “Santa” thing.

Depression could be driving teenage girl to cut herself

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring.

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, “John.”

Open adoption could help grandmother stay in touch

DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in response to “Un-Grandparent in Ohio” (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her baby for adoption.

Internet obsession threatens to consume widower’s life

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

Vigilant mother is devastated by news of son’s molestation

DEAR ABBY: I’m so upset. I just found out my son was molested by one of his older cousins.

Marriage idea loses its luster after plans were put on hold

DEAR ABBY: Recently, our state became one that allows same-sex couples to wed. My partner, “Alex,” and I have been together for 18 years.

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