Dear Abby

Emailed photo of ailing mom is reason to restrict visitors

DEAR ABBY: Recently my 80-year-old mother was admitted to the hospital, gravely ill. She had been undergoing chemotherapy and caught double pneumonia. My 36-year-old...

Tradition of ringing bells is revived for fourth of july

DEAR ABBY: President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on Independence Day, July 4, 1963, with the words, "Let's ring...

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Woman is hot and bothered by husband DEAR ABBY: How do you explain to a man how uncomfortable hot flashes are? I'm a perimenopausal woman...

Teen mom shouldn’t count on drug-addicted boyfriend

DEAR ABBY: I'm 16 and a single mom of an almost 4-month-old girl. Her father is a drug addict. He manipulated me into having...

Refuge after parents’ divorce turns into a prison for teen

DEAR ABBY: I'm 17 and have been in a relationship since I was 13 with the same person on and off. I have been...

Inquisitive school secretary is playing by the rules

DEAR ABBY: I am a high school secretary, and I'm writing about your reply to "Sick of It in Iowa" (Jan. 28), who is...

Woman who suspects abuse should resist accusations

DEAR ABBY: When I was 10, I faked an injury so I could quit playing soccer. I couldn't articulate why the coach, who was...

Thoughtful suggestions ease hard times under one roof

DEAR ABBY: With so many families moving in with relatives because of personal struggles in their lives, I thought it might be helpful to...

Cereal and hot coffee are all early-rising houseguest needs

DEAR ABBY: A family member, "Bill," likes to come visit in the afternoons and, because he's not comfortable driving in the dark, he always...

Teenager is having a snit over how her clothes fit

DEAR ABBY: I have a huge problem. I am 13, and my mom makes me buy clothes a size larger than what I need...
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