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Dear Abby: Hospice volunteer’s woeful tales wear her family down

Dear Abby: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that’s great.

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Dear Abby: Woman takes a hands-off approach to blind dates

Dear Abby: I’m a single 38-year-old woman.

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Dear Abby: Serial father keeps chummy relationships with his exes

Dear Abby: I recently met a 28-year-old father of three I’m interested in.

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Dear Abby: Girlfriend deserves to know about man’s abusive past

Dear Abby: My brother is in a long-term relationship.

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Dear Abby: Gal pals can’t see positives in woman’s open marriage

Dear Abby: I’ve been in an extramarital relationship for 10 years. My husband knows, and so do my close friends.

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Dear Abby: Friend finds gender fluidity a hard concept to swallow

Dear Abby: I have a longtime friend I see almost every day. She’s an awesome friend.

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Dear Abby: Fetish drives man to badger his wife into smoking again

Dear Abby: I am a 28-year-old female. I recently married the most amazing man in the whole world, “Jeremy.”

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Dear Abby: Parents debate whether teens are ready to stay home alone

Dear Abby: I’ve never written to you before, but I’m having a disagreement with my husband.

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Dear Abby: Teen tells mom to stay away during his band performances

After performing in last year’s Christmas parade, a group of the students went to a nursing home to perform for the residents. When we arrived, I started to get out of the car with my son so I could listen, as other parents were doing. My son seemed surprised that I was going to stay and said he would rather I didn’t because I make him nervous. Needless to say, I was devastated.

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Dear Abby: Sweethearts struggling with a 30-year age gap

Dear Abby: I’m in my late 20s and have a male companion who is 30-plus years older than I am.

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