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Dear Abby | Daughter searches for ways to share christmas with mom

Dear Abby: My parents have been divorced for 15 years.

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Dear Abby | Dad is obsessed with who will inherit his possessions

Dear Abby: My father – aged 68, active and in good health – has become increasingly obsessed with deciding who will get which of his belongings when he passes.

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Dear Abby | Family tragedy raises concern about history of mental illness

Dear Abby: I have a 14-year-old daughter I have raised alone.

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Dear Abby | Christmas babies find plenty to celebrate at the holidays

Dear Abby: This letter is in response to “Blessed in New York” (Aug. 4), the mom who gave birth to her precious daughter on Christmas Day and wondered if maybe she should have timed her pregnancy better.

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Dear Abby | Man keeps wife in the dark about new ‘business partner’

My husband met a gal 33 years younger than he is at a doctor’s office.

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Dear Abby | Husband’s luddite attitude puts a heavy burden on wife

This husband refuses to learn how to work computers

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Dear Abby | Unwilling husband and father just wants a life to himself

Dear Abby: I joined the Navy after I learned I was becoming a father.

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Dear Abby | Expectation of an early death puts man’s life in a tailspin

Dear Abby: I spent an evening with a guy I’ve been wanting to date for some time.

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Dear Abby | Non-hugger seeks polite way to keep others at arm’s length

Dear Abby: I am not a hugger. In fact, I pretty much always hate it.

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Dear Abby | Teen girl feels pressure from society to have sex

Female teenager feels societal pressure to have sex early

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