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Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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July 30, 2014

Family's Dirty Little Secret Is Better Left Unexposed

DEAR ABBY: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it kept hush-hush. My sister-in-law, "Gina," had a baby recently. Her husband, "Allan," was suspicious because their sexual relations had... continue

July 29, 2014

Son's Clumsiness May Have a Physical Cause

DEAR ABBY: In short, my son is a klutz -- to the point that it affects his self-confidence. He's different from everyone else in the family. Is being a klutz genetic? Is it permanent? He's not doing well academically, either. How can I help him? -- PARENT WHO CARES DEAR PARENT: One way to... continue

July 28, 2014

Son-in-Law's Abusive Father Makes Family Gathering Painful

DEAR ABBY: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter. He's always inviting us to dinner along with his parents and family. We get along with them, but can't stand how they treat Tom. We have never seen parents treat their children the way they treat him -- especially the... continue

July 27, 2014

Everyday Walk in the Park Is Marred by Man's Silent Stare

DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in my 30s. Every morning I walk my dog in the park near my house. Each morning I see the same maintenance man in the park and he stares at me in a way that makes me uncomfortable. I have tried saying "Good morning," but he doesn't reply and just continues to stare. I... continue

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