Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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April 21, 2014

Aging Mom Who Wants to Die May Find Relief From Doctor

DEAR ABBY: My 83-year-old mother has decided she wants to die. She says she's miserable, but I think she's causing her own misery. She has medications to address her physical ailments -- none of which are critical. My siblings live in other states. Mom feels it's a "burden" for them to travel to see... continue

April 20, 2014

Grieving Daughter Anticipates Each Mother's Day With Dread

DEAR ABBY: It has been a year since my mother passed away. The month of February was especially tough because it was the month of her birthday and also the month in which she died. Mother's Day will be here soon, and I'm already feeling bitter, anticipating all of the commercials, advertising, brunches... continue

April 19, 2014

Teenage Girl's Boyish Figure Is Often Deceiving to Others

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl with a problem. Because of my buzzed short hair, slim hips and flat chest, I frequently get mistaken for a boy. It really bothers me because, despite my haircut and body shape, I have a feminine face and I wear women's clothes and makeup. I'm not too much of a tomboy. ... continue

April 18, 2014

Assistant's Gruff Attitude Needs to Be Smoothed Out

DEAR ABBY: How do I deal with an assistant who keeps calling me a "brownnoser"? She did it again yesterday at a staff meeting in front of my boss and another assistant. It was the third time she has said it. She is gruff and rude, and several people have complained to me about her attitude. Should I... continue

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