Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

September 18, 2014

Daughter Appalled by Callous Treatment of Her Dad's Ashes

DEAR ABBY: My dad died in April after a brief illness. Before he passed, my stepmother encouraged him to donate his body to science because she is to be buried with her first husband, and she didn't want the expense of burying Dad. I went to pick up my father's ashes as she requested. When I got there,... continue

September 17, 2014

The Key to Being Well-Liked Is to Make Yourself Likable

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl. When I'm with the high school group of kids at my church, I try to extend myself and talk, but they never reciprocate much. I always have to try to think of something to say and be careful I don't embarrass myself. Especially around guys, I feel awkward and self-conscious. ... continue

September 16, 2014

Husband's 'Educational' Dvds Get Flunking Grade From Wife

DEAR ABBY: I am a full-time mother of three young children and have been married for nine years. Since the beginning, my husband has pushed to have things "his way." He struggles with his temper and has yelled at me over little things. We have met with a counselor and were showing improvement in our... continue

September 15, 2014

Readers Take Abby to Task for Answer to Obese Woman

DEAR ABBY: Your response to "Offended Daughter" (Aug. 10), whose mother didn't like her lounging in a bikini top at her house because of her weight, was inconsiderate, irresponsible and, frankly, offensive. You started off well, advising her to consider her mother's preference because it's her house,... continue

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