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Dear Abby | Smoker’s wife draws a line in the bedroom until he quits

I have been working through major anxiety issues with a therapist for the last few months.

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Dear Abby | Off-topic discussions cause patient to question therapist

Dear Abby: I have been working through major anxiety issues with a therapist for the last few months.

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Dear Abby | Wedding guest list is full of questions for bride-to-be

Dear Abby:I am engaged to the love of my life (“Tom”), and I dread making the guest list for our wedding.

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Dear Abby | Family enjoys mother-in-law just fine from a distance

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is contemplating a move to the small Southern town my husband and I have called home for more than 10 years.

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Dear Abby | Girls get early training in art of writing thank-you notes

Dear Abby: I have my granddaughters write thank-you notes to everyone who gave them presents for Christmas, birthdays and special events.

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Dear Abby | New girlfriend nixes time spent with kids and ex-wife

Dear Abby: I’m recently divorced. We have two wonderful children ages 6 and 11. I try to spend as much time with them as possible because it’s important to me, even if it means spending time with my ex-wife.

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Dear Abby | Retail worker still smarts after customer’s criticism

Due to my illness, I am obsessed with thoughts that it will happen again during the holidays, and I won’t know what to say or how to react, or I’ll think it’s my fault

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Dear Abby | Dinner out is unwelcome gift for couple on restricted diets

My companion of many years and I are retired and live a few hours away from some of his family.

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Dear Abby | Woman fears for the future if boyfriend becomes a cop

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year.

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Dear Abby | Teen self-conscious about his body hesitates to start dating

I’m a 19-year-old male and suffer from a predicament.

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