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Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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April 15, 2014

Signs of an Abuser Apply to Women as Well as Men

DEAR ABBY: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse? My son was in a three-year relationship with a woman who scored 15 out of 15 on your list. We knew it was a toxic relationship, but he couldn't see that. ... continue

April 14, 2014

Communication Online Lacks Personal Touch for Some Users

DEAR ABBY: I recently exchanged pleasantries via email and text messaging with a lady I met on a website. One day later, I received a message from her stating she'd prefer our method of communication be kept to email and texting because she wasn't much of a phone talker. Over the past few months, I have... continue

April 13, 2014

Boyfriend Heading West May Cause Girlfriend to Move On

DEAR ABBY: I'm in a tricky situation. My boyfriend of four years, "Ian," and I took a break from our relationship for two months because he was scared he'd miss out on the single life. We started hanging out again soon after, and everything fell into place. We were talking recently, and he... continue

April 12, 2014

Joy of Having a Service Dog Is Diminished by Public Attention

DEAR ABBY: I use a service dog, and I'm constantly barraged with requests to pet him. Other people who use service dogs warned me this would happen. Although the ADA does not require him to wear a vest, I bought one for him that reads, "Do Not Pet," which he wears in public. They ask me anyway! ... continue

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