Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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August 01, 2014

Diabetic Friend Suffers Close Call Miles Away From Hospital

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have a lake house and invited a couple (close friends) to join us for a few days. The husband has cancer and has been taking chemo. We wanted them both to rest, as the wife is his only caregiver. We all thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy nature. The second... continue

July 31, 2014

Obsession Over Six-Pack Abs Puts Swimmer in Unsafe Water

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking like a movie star might finally get me noticed and make me feel good... continue

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

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