Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

October 24, 2014

Pesky Peacocks Are Featured in Invitation to Dinner Party

DEAR ABBY: A former colleague recently moved nearby and sent us an invitation to dinner at her new residence. She lives in an area that's populated by wild peacocks, which she knew before she moved there. A condition of her invitation is that we (my spouse and I) agree to use a type of high-powered water... continue

October 23, 2014

Search for Husband Stumbles Over Scars on Woman's Legs

DEAR ABBY: I am a 21-year-old woman from the Philippines. I have been insecure all my life. I know I have a pretty face, but I have a lot of scars on my legs from childhood. Because of this I am depressed, unhappy and insecure. I never wear shorts, skirts or dresses that show my legs. Do you think there is some... continue

October 22, 2014

Wrong Number Leads Woman to Think She's Met Mr. Right

DEAR ABBY: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended. Forty-five minutes later he called me back, saying he couldn't stop thinking about me. I thought, "Who is this goofball?" Over time, my phone... continue

October 21, 2014

Verbal Abuse at Day Care Cries Out for Intervention

DEAR ABBY: I would like to weigh in on your response to "Day Care Drama in Indiana" (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care. I worked for 25 years investigating serious complaints, many involving verbal abuse, against day care providers for my state's licensing agency. It is critical... continue

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