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Dear Abby | Hard-working wife unloads on husband at day’s end

My wife and I have demanding jobs neither of us is crazy about. I sell insurance; she manages a hairdressing salon for a large company.

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Dear Abby | Wife discovers digital trail left by man having affair

My husband went to his 45th class reunion a state away and hooked up with a classmate.

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Dear Abby | Girl with Asperger’s gets little attention from dad

My husband is more interested in hanging out with his friends than caring about our 11-year-old daughter who has Asperger’s syndrome.

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Dear Abby | Politics put a sudden end to 20-year-old friendship

In the last presidential election, I had a friend who voted differently than I did. We didn’t try to persuade each other to vote “our” way, but I did share on social media some opinions about people who had taken some controversial positions.

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Dear Abby | Mom taking care of everyone else has no time for herself

I am a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful little girls. I appreciate my husband working so I can do this, but I’m very lonely. I have no real friends.

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Dear Abby | Drunk friend spills the beans on cause of parents’ separation

My parents were separated for four years while I was in high school and college.

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Mom ‘reclaims’ the things she gave to her daughters

My mother moved in with my sister in California around 1993.

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Dear Abby | News of son’s open marriage leaves his parents in shock

I am extremely upset. My son got married a year ago.

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Dear Abby | Texts rock the foundation of relationship built on trust

I have been seeing a woman for a year, and everything seemed pretty sweet.

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Dear Abby | Mom takes action against daughter’s abusive boyfriend

I am 26. My mom recently got my boyfriend sent to jail. We met six months ago.

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