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Dear Abby | Widow’s loving boyfriend is also an incorrigible flirt

I’m not going to attempt to psychoanalyze a man I have never met. Heck, it’s hard enough to do when I know the person.

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Dear Abby | Long hours, high debt doomed marriage man can’t let go of

Stalking your ex-wife on Facebook isn’t going to get you what you want.

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Dear Abby | Daughter sees bleak future with mom she can’t stomach

You are responsible for your mother’s social life because you have placed yourself in that position.

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Dear Abby | Adult daughter living at home interrupts mom’s private life

If she can’t adapt to that reality, she should live elsewhere. It may take her longer to afford her own house, but you will all be more comfortable.

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Dear Abby | Man devoted to wife suffering Parkinson’s fulfills his vows

Your letter is inspirational. In your P.S. you asked me to print it to help others. Your letter, and others I’m including here, may help to put this sensitive subject into perspective.

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Dear Abby | Hard work in gym pays off with arm-wrestling triumph

I’m average, fitness-wise, and work in an office. My girlfriend, who is naturally athletic, has belonged to a gym for a year. Our two fitness paths collided when I was enjoying a coffee with her and her training partner, “Trixi,” at her place one day.

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Dear Abby | Family was absent the day wedding etiquette was taught

I belong to a family that doesn’t respond to RSVPs for weddings or wedding showers.

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Dear Abby | Trampoline next door poses risk for sun-loving neighbor

I have really nice neighbors, and we are always pleasant to each other. We put up a large above-ground pool in our backyard, and they put up a trampoline.

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Dear Abby | Tension mounts for tired mom who gets little help from dad

Postpartum depression is more than being tired and overscheduled. It’s a medical condition that, left untreated, can have serious consequences.

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Dear Abby | Search begins for recipes to replace lost heirlooms

Having been a compulsive recipe collector for many years, I can imagine how frustrating it was to discover your recipes were gone.

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