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Wife on the verge of divorce calls for a one-year reprieve

My husband has less and less interest in me.

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Dear Abby | Wife is blindsided by news of husband’s past romance

My husband, “Bill,” and I have been happily married for 22 years and have two very active, beautiful children. Our oldest daughter has been playing on a traveling soccer team for the last five years. Bill and I go all over the country to watch her play and have become very close to the head coach, “Marla,” and her family.

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My daughter has decided to leave her husband. They have been married for 20 years. She says she hasn’t been happy for several years and that it’s time to take care of herself.

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Dear Abby | Grandparent feels that family has been slowly drifting apart

Two years ago, my son and his family moved a couple of hours away.

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Dear Abby | Mom’s questionable behavior has eroded daughter’s trust

My mother did something very disrespectful.

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Dear Abby | Man’s social anxieties prolong his loneliness

When I was a teenager, there were many times when I made things awkward.

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Dear Abby | Jealousy, misunderstanding chip away at relationship

My boyfriend and I love each other very much.

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Dear Abby | Daughter tired of indulging mom’s proselytizing friend

There’s this woman I’ve known since I was a child. She’s a Jehovah’s Witness I’ll call Beatrice. She comes by my house every so often to share pamphlets and talk about her religion.

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Dear Abby | Daughter’s bratty behavior drives her mother to tears

I recently traveled to Germany to help my 19-year-old daughter settle in for her semester of study abroad. I was in tears the entire trip home, not because I was sad to leave her, but because she kept lashing out at me for anything from using a cotton swab to following proper directions exiting the train, to asking simple – but, in her mind, ridiculous – questions.

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Dear Abby | Fiancee wants her intended to halt ‘boys’ club’ culture

My fiance is in a group chat with a dozen of his friends.

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