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Dear Abby | Advancing age changes man in ways that surprise him

I’m a man in my mid-70s, and I’m beginning to understand why some old people are annoying cranks.

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Dear Abby | Friend wants to be ready when man asks for help

I’m watching the slow-motion destruction of a childhood friend on Facebook.

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Dear Abby | Constant talk about losing weight has unhealthy effect

My dad had a heart attack and nearly died a year ago.

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Dear Abby | Backup boyfriend can’t say no to teacher he’s in love with

I’m a 39-year-old gay male who was in a relationship with a very attractive 44-year-old teacher. He never wanted to commit to a monogamous relationship.

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Dear Abby | Wife discovers man has been secretly recording arguments

I have been married for 10 years and have two children.

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Dear Abby | Husband doesn’t give his lost wedding ring a second thought

My husband (my second, and I am his third wife) and I just returned from a fantastic trip throughout Asia.

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Dear Abby | Extra food given to grieving families shouldn’t be wasted

I was a bit shocked when I read about the family who disposed of 17 casseroles they were given while they were grieving the loss of a loved one (“Enough Is Too Much,” July 5).

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Dear Abby | Husband won’t defend wife from shunning by his family

I am a 47-year-old woman, married to the love of my life for seven years.

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Dear Abby | New job triggers memories of violent sexual assault

A couple of years ago, I was working as a certified nursing assistant in a nursing home.

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Dear Abby | Late-night surprise damages dad-and-daughter relationship

My 20-year-old daughter recently caught me “actively engaged” in watching porn.

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