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Dear Abby | Childhood abuse led woman to long life of promiscuity

I was molested by my sister’s husband in 1959. I was 5 years old.

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Dear Abby | Mom protests when her ex leaves her out of the picture

After 20 years of marriage and four wonderful children, my husband decided the grass was greener elsewhere, and we divorced.

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Dear Abby | Bullied sister counts days until she leaves for college

I have a very toxic relationship with my older sister.

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Dear Abby | Lonely husband gives more than he’s getting from wife

My wife and I married in our early 40s. I have given my all to her, but I have always felt underappreciated.

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Dear Abby | Girlfriend closely attached to son is distant to family

One of my sons is dating a young woman who seems to care deeply for him, but is very cool and distant to our family.

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Boss shrugs off concerns about raunchy talk at work

My husband works with a group of men who often become vulgar in their conversations.

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Dear Abby | Full-time trucker parks too long in son's small apartment

My widowed mother-in-law, "Minnie," works full time as a trucker, traveling around the U.S.

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Dear Abby | Woman is reluctant to tell fiance about new religion

I am a woman in my 30s with a good head on my shoulders, but I have a dilemma.

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Dear Abby | Son begs parents to bless reconciliation with girlfriend

DEAR ABBY: My 40-year-old son has been in a volatile on-again, off-again relationship with a woman who has physically and emotionally abused him repeatedly.

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FOR HOPEFUL MOM-TO-BE, TIMING WILL BE EVERYTHING

My husband and I recently celebrated our first anniversary and have decided we're ready to start a family.

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