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DEAR ABBY: Graciousness is key to the art of accepting a compliment

posted: 03/30/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a young man in my mid-20s, and I have a deeper voice than my stature would typically suggest. Close friends even get thrown off when I talk to them if they haven't seen me in a while. I'm fairly happy with it, and people often ask if I do radio or voice acting. I run into problems, though, when strangers comment on it.

DEAR ABBY: Abused wife wants to escape but is afraid to be on her own

posted: 03/29/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I've been married to my second husband for 14 years. He's a great provider, but mentally and emotionally abusive.

DEAR ABBY: Mom visiting dad in Mexico should leave baby at home

posted: 03/28/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old daughter has a 6-month-old child. The father is a 36-year-old man who was recently deported to Mexico. He continues to contact her and wants her to travel to Mexico to visit him. I am terrified of all the things that could happen to her if she goes.

DEAR ABBY: Wife's free baby-sitting is her choice, not husband's

posted: 03/27/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a stay-at-home mom with three children. Recently, another mom asked me to care for her 3-year-old daughter while she went to work. She offered to pay me, but I declined, given her circumstances, because I consider her a friend, even though I have known her for only a short time.

DEAR ABBY: Children are grown, so stay abroad for work if you want

posted: 03/26/2017 2:23 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I took an assignment with my company that posted me to Hong Kong for two years. My adult children, ages 21, 26 and 29, were supportive, although my youngest was not especially happy about it. We video chat with our kids, trying to stay involved as much as possible. We have also visited multiple times. It's not always ideal, but we try. We have also offered to pay for them to visit us as often as they would like.

DEAR ABBY: Graduation threatens to end sisters' everyday closeness

posted: 03/25/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My sister "Maddy" is in 12th grade and will graduate soon. Over the last two years, we have grown really close -- from eating Chinese together every other day, to going shopping together. We have the closest relationship in the family, and I consider her to be my best friend. Although I have many close friends, her being my sister makes her the closest to me.

DEAR ABBY: Mom's adult children are slow to embrace her new husband

posted: 03/24/2017 1 a.m. Comment 1

DEAR ABBY: I lost my husband a few years ago and am now remarried. Some of my adult children, although they did not want me to be alone and they "say" they are happy for me, have been slow in welcoming my new husband.

DEAR ABBY: Friend with benefits turns out to be a disappointment

posted: 03/23/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I have known this guy "Noah" for six years. We're mostly just friends with benefits, but I've always had deeper feelings for him. I always wanted to see where things could go between us, so I mentioned it to him. He told me that if he didn't already have a girlfriend, he would have dated me. So when they broke up, I waited patiently.

DEAR ABBY: Mom must bear son-in-law for the sake of her daughter

posted: 03/22/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm not proud to write this, but I don't like my son-in-law. I think the feeling is mutual. He's arrogant and thinks he knows everything.

DEAR ABBY: Couple's wedding can wait until fiance finds a job

posted: 03/21/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I have been engaged for two years. Our wedding is set for a year from now. I'm thinking about calling off our wedding, not because I don't love him, or because I don't want to spend the rest of my life with him. I know I want that. It's because I'm the only one with a decent job. He has a job, but doesn't earn enough to support us.

DEAR ABBY: Husband suspects wife's bar pal is more than a friend

posted: 03/20/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I've had a feeling my wife is about to leave me for another man. For the last few months he has been coming to the bar where she works and saying stuff to her. I don't know what he says, but he has also been texting her and posting things on her Facebook page.

DEAR ABBY: 911 not the number to call for directions, time update

posted: 03/19/2017 2:19 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 911 dispatcher and I am shocked by the abuse of the 911 system. We are here to help in times of emergency, but our lines are continuously tied up by people who don't have one. Please help by passing along this plea to your readers:

DEAR ABBY: Teen's suicide attempt is the signal for friend to act

posted: 03/18/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm 13, and I'm writing you about my best friend. Her life at home has always sucked, but now it has reached a new level. Her grandmother is no longer paying for her tuition, her parents verbally abuse her and yesterday she attempted suicide. Luckily, she called me and I talked her through it.

DEAR ABBY: Widow fears that wearing a wig is false advertising

posted: 03/17/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 57-year-old lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising my daughter, who is now 26. I would now like to meet a nice man to spend time with, but I suffer from an affliction many older women deal with -- alopecia. My hair is very thin, but with wigs and makeup, I look attractive enough.

DEAR ABBY: Dad’s dumpster-diving habit causes his family concern

posted: 03/16/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Dear Abby: I have an issue with my father and don’t know where to turn. Dad is in his early 80s and — aside from poor eyesight — he’s in good health. I’m concerned because he has developed an unusual habit. He likes to look through the dumpsters behind the grocery store.

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