Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

January 26, 2015

Shoeless Dad Wants Slippers Inside His Daughters' Homes

DEAR ABBY: We have a couple of daughters who have told us we must take off our shoes if we visit them (and our beautiful grandchildren). Although I'm not sure of their reasons for this, I do know for sure that we have never tracked any kind of dirt into their house when we visited. In fact, our shoes are always clean. ... continue

January 25, 2015

Mom Says Dollhouse Built With Love Isn't Up to Code

DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old granddaughter, "Kelly," wanted a dollhouse for Christmas. I had a friend build a basic frame, shingled roof, chimney and shutters, then I decorated it. I did everything by hand. I wallpapered each room, made little rugs and crocheted lace curtains. There were even little window... continue

January 24, 2015

Teen and Family Grasp for Answers Following Best Friend's Suicide

DEAR ABBY: My 15-year-old daughter's best friend took her life today. My daughter is devastated. As a parent, I don't know what to do. I'm afraid to go to bed this evening because I want her to fall asleep before me. It hurts not being able to take that pain from your child. I want to hold her in my... continue

January 23, 2015

New Desk Comes With a View Co-Worker Would Like to Avoid

DEAR ABBY: I like my job a lot, but I have recently been assigned a different desk. I now sit next to someone who regularly draws his blood with a lancet and gives himself a shot for his diabetes just a foot away from me. I am extremely uncomfortable around blood and needles. I don't want to make waves... continue

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