Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

September 14, 2014

Aide Should Go to Principal's Office for Talking Out of School

DEAR ABBY: I have overheard a person who works as an aide at the local elementary school talking about the students -- discussing their special needs, behavioral issues, etc. I think it is appalling that she's relaying confidential information to others in the community. The rule for employees here is, "What... continue

September 13, 2014

Written Thank-Yous for Gifts Show Heartfelt Appreciation

DEAR ABBY: I just turned 14 and had a small party with relatives to celebrate it. A few days later my mom bought me thank-you cards and said I should send them out. I told the people "thank you" for the gifts in person. I don't think thank-you cards are necessary for something as small as... continue

September 12, 2014

Parents Persist in Thinking Gay Son Will Straighten Out

DEAR ABBY: I'm a gay male college student who is out and comfortable with who I am -- 99 percent of the time. When I was in high school, I tried to come out to my parents and it didn't go smoothly. They had an emotional crisis for a day, then shrugged it off as "just another teenage phase." After the panic... continue

September 11, 2014

Husband Holed Up in Man Cave Leaves His Wife Out in the Cold

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 13 years, and I'm beginning to wonder if my husband still wants to be with me. He gets home before I do and stays in his room watching TV and piddling around on the computer. He never comes out to say hello when I get home; I go in there and greet him. He comes out when I have dinner... continue

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