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Dear Abby | Hurt turns to anger as video games consume boyfriend

Dear Abby: I am tired of taking a backseat to my boyfriend’s video game addiction.

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Dear Abby | Widow returns to the dating pool and finds troubled water

Dear Abby: I was widowed seven years ago. When my husband died, I thought it was the end of my suffering.

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Dear Abby | Grandma is at a loss for words of advice for smitten grandson

The Teen booklet has been distributed in doctors’ offices and used to promote discussions by educators and religious leaders, as well as parents who find it hard to discuss these topics with their children.

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Dear Abby | Food-loving family makes no exception for special diet

Explain that you know they would not feed certain foods to a diabetic, and you need the same dispensation.

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Dear Abby | Girl’s old friends turn away when she returns to school

My daughter has graduated from high school. She had been in a residential treatment program for depression the year and a half prior to returning to this school. Her old friends had promised to be there for her when she returned.

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Dear Abby | Love is the best present to give grandson with Down syndrome

We have three grandchildren and are due to make our annual visit. Two of the children are easy to plan for, and we have good relationships with them.

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Dear Abby | Crush on married boss causes heartache every day for worker

I’m in a relationship with my high school sweetheart, whom I truly love, but I am also crazy about my boss. She’s beautiful, funny, and to be honest, I jumped at my promotion so I could get closer to her.

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Dear Abby | Talk of remarriage triggers questions about burial plots

My brother-in-law “Charles” has earned the privilege of being buried in a military cemetery. He lost his wife, “Claire,” to cancer 10 years ago; she is buried in their plot in the military cemetery with a headstone.

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Dear Abby | Wife of perfect husband cheats without remorse

Dear Abby: I have a wonderful husband of 11 years and three children.

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Dear Abby | Old friend is slow to follow up on attempt to reconnect

Her response – or lack of one – will tell you if she’s really interested.

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