Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

August 19, 2014

Young Man With Heart Scar Has Options for Covering It Up

DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from "Self-Conscious in Georgia" (May 15), a young man who is insecure about the scar from his heart surgery. I have had three surgeries for congenital defects, my first at 2 years old. Because many women's fashions expose the upper chest, I applied anti-scar products, which... continue

August 18, 2014

Angry Wife Resents Husband for Hiding News of His Health

DEAR ABBY: When my husband is sick or needs to have surgery, he refuses to tell his family and doesn't want me to. This puts me in a very awkward position. I'm damned if I do tell them because he will be upset with me, and damned if I don't because his family won't trust me, and I don't want things that... continue

August 17, 2014

Nurse Objects When Mother Threatens Girl With Flu Shot

DEAR ABBY: I'm a nurse who has been providing flu vaccinations for customers in a big box store. Most of them regard us health care workers as people who want to keep them healthy. My problem is parents who use me as a threat of punishment for their kids. I have had parents drag their screaming, crying kids... continue

August 16, 2014

Head-Over-Heels Romantics Should Come Back to Earth

DEAR ABBY: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but I'm finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man I'm seeing. "Brent" is smart, intelligent, sweet and loving. We have been dating for a little over a week and he... continue

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