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  • TYKE BECOMES A TERROR WHEN MOM TAKES BACK HER CELLPHONE

    DEAR ABBY: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushes her, pulls her skirt and hits her. Her reaction…

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  • GUEST HOWLS OVER DOG'S ATTENDANCE AT WEDDING

    DEAR ABBY: Is it acceptable to bring a teacup-sized dog to a wedding? The excuse was, "Well, the wedding was at the beach." The pre-dinner and dancing were inside a high-end resort on the beach. The dog was taken inside these establishments. After a guest -- a family member of the dog's owner --…

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  • GIRL AND COUSIN BOTH NEED COUNSELING AFTER ASSAULT

    DEAR ABBY: My granddaughter "Cindy," age 2, was being watched by her mommy's ex-sister-in-law and her sons. Cindy went to her mommy and said, "Bubby hurt me." Bubby is what she calls her 10-year-old cousin. Her mother called the police. A policeman spoke to her and said there wasn't enough…

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  • YOUNGER COUPLES WEIGH IN ON HOW THEY HANDLE MONEY

    DEAR READERS: On April 11, I printed a letter from "Wondering in Washington," a man asking why young men in general today have the attitude that "any money I earn is mine" in a marriage or live-in situation. He said when he married, he and his wife considered what they earned to be "theirs" -- not…

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  • DATING SCENE IS FRUSTRATING FOR STRONG YOUNG WOMAN

    DEAR ABBY: I am a young woman hoping to find "The One." But I have come to realize that I'm not the normal female. I don't get manicures or go shopping. (I hate shopping!) When I meet a guy, he likes that I'm "me," but if we get serious, then I'm either "too independent," "too outspoken" or "not…

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  • HOT, HAZY DAYS OF SUMMER ARE UNBEARABLE FOR WOMAN

    DEAR ABBY: I am, once again, faced with my annual dilemma. I cannot tolerate heat and humidity. I become short of breath, my heart pounds and I perspire profusely. I recover immediately if I go into an air-conditioned area. I have discussed this with doctors. They attribute it to my "thermostat"…

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  • TEEN'S HOMEBODY PARENTS PREFER TO LEAD A QUIET LIFE

    DEAR ABBY: Neither of my parents do anything for fun. When Dad comes home from work, he either reads the newspaper or takes a nap. If Mom has free time after finishing the housework or running errands, she watches the news on TV or goes to bed early. I never thought it was unusual because it has…

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  • SON DECIDES LIFE ON THE OPEN ROAD ISN'T FOR HIM AFTER ALL

    DEAR ABBY: For years, my wife and I were RV enthusiasts. We have a son who was envious about our lifestyle and expressed a desire to own an RV and travel the highways. When we decided to give up the practice, we gave our travel trailer to him as a gift. The trailer has been sitting on his property…

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  • READER REPORTS HAPPY ENDING TO ENGAGEMENT RING DILEMMA

    DEAR ABBY: On July 26, 2011, you posted an answer to "Jittery Future Bride in Boston." I am that woman. I had asked you how to get my boyfriend of five years to use my deceased grandmother's ring as an engagement ring. I followed your advice and told my boyfriend-at-the-time that I wanted to use a…

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  • BOOKLET HELPS NERVOUS PARENTS TALK TO THEIR KIDS ABOUT SEX

    DEAR ABBY: Help! My daughter just turned 13, and I need to discuss the facts of life with her. I don't know where to start. My mom told me absolutely nothing, and I know my daughter needs to be educated in a simple but very understandable way -- especially in these times. Do you still have your…

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  • SON WHO IDOLIZES DAD MUST EVENTUALLY BE TOLD HIS CRIME

    DEAR ABBY: I am a mother of four. My oldest son, "Jeff," is from a previous marriage. My ex was convicted of child molestation, involving his daughter from a previous relationship. Jeff is now 11. He has had very few unsupervised visitations with his dad over the last few years and is always…

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  • WANDERING GRANDCHILD MUST BE TAUGHT TO RESPECT BOUNDARIES

    DEAR ABBY: We were visiting my daughter and her husband when their 3-year-old, "Bethany," entered our room and rummaged through our medications. The door to the guest room was closed and the medications had been placed on a desk. Of course, everyone thought she had ingested some, so they rushed her…

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  • HUSBAND'S MONEY MANAGEMENT HAS PUT MARRIAGE IN THE RED

    DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 19 years. We have had our ups and downs, but the last few months have been hell. My husband lies about having paid bills. When I ask, "Have you paid the rent?" I mean "in full," not a partial payment. We have now been evicted for nonpayment of rent…

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  • YOUNG TEEN IS MOCKED FOR NOT WANTING TO DATE

    DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl in middle school. I have never seriously dated anyone, and the one time I did I felt trapped. My friends think it's weird that I have never dated a guy and they call me a lesbian. I just want to finish my schoolwork and wait until high school to start dating. I…

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  • CHILD STILL RESENTS PARENTS WHO SKIPPED GRADUATION

    DEAR ABBY: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was mourning his loss. Fast-forward a few years -- nobody attended my junior high graduation, either. Granted, Mom had a couple of stitches in her…

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  • WOMAN THINKS BRIDE-TO-BE'S FRIENDSHIP ISN'T WORTH THE COST

    DEAR ABBY: My best friend is getting married and asked me to be her maid of honor. She has also asked me to buy an expensive dress, host a lavish shower I'm afraid I can't afford and plan a destination bachelorette party. The cost will be exorbitant. On top of this, she has asked me to be her…

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  • Young Couple's Use Of Birth Control Is Long Past Overdue

    DEAR ABBY: My 19-year-old son has been dating the daughter of one of my friends I'll call "Mona." We didn't set them up; they met at some parties. Last summer we discovered they were having sex because "Meghan" thought she was pregnant. Luckily, it turned out she wasn't. They broke up but have…

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  • SCRAPBOOKS FULL OF MEMORIES WILL BE CHERISHED BY FRIENDS

    DEAR ABBY: May I comment about the question from "Unsure in the West" (April 6), who wanted to create scrapbooks out of all the cards and letters she received over the years? My generation (30s) is all about social media. "Unsure" mentioned that all the items she wanted to include were…

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  • ELIGIBLE SENIORS CAN SIGN UP FOR FREE MEDICAL EYE EXAM

    DEAR ABBY: I am an ophthalmologist, and all too often I see patients who have already lost some of their vision because they waited too long to schedule an appointment for an eye exam. Many times the reason was limited insurance or they couldn't afford the co-pay. After helping nearly 1.8 million…

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  • Birthday girl boldly asks guest to bring a second gift

    DEAR ABBY: I am planning to attend a birthday party for my friend "Sophia" who is turning 50. When I mentioned to her that I would be shopping for her birthday gift, she asked that while I was shopping for her, that I also pick up a gift for her friend "Stacy."

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