Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

October 30, 2014

Bride's Best Friend Hesitates to Stand Up at Her Wedding

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I'm honored, but I don't know what to do. I dislike her fiance. He is disrespectful and mean to her and to their son. I can't stand up with them and pretend to be happy for her when I think... continue

October 29, 2014

Season Signals Time to Change Batteries as Well as Clocks

DEAR ABBY: Smoke alarms are one of the greatest fire safety success stories of our time. Since they were introduced in 1975, home fire deaths have been cut in half, even as the nation's population has increased by half. But far too many people let the batteries in their smoke alarms wear out, or even remove them to... continue

October 28, 2014

Bad News Dampens Delight Over Best Friend's Generosity

DEAR ABBY: My husband's best friend gave us a very generous gift for our toddler. However, it arrived with the news that the baby he and his girlfriend are expecting may have serious complications, which could result in termination of the pregnancy. Abby, I am also expecting. I know I should send them a... continue

October 27, 2014

Haunted-House Decor Causes Fright for Neighborhood Kids

DEAR ABBY: We have a neighbor who "decorates" his yard for Halloween in the worst way imaginable. Every year it becomes more macabre. He has "bodies" hanging from tree limbs, gravestones with RIP on dirt mounds and other unbelievable atrocities. He thinks it's funny. It is despicable and it scares... continue

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