Dear Abby

Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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

January 22, 2015

Readers Share Many Reasons for Choosing to Be Cremated

DEAR ABBY: I just finished the letter from "Plotting and Planning in Arizona" (Oct. 5), regarding why cremation is so popular. There are also other reasons. My father, a WWII veteran, had planned to be buried in a national veterans' cemetery. After his death we were informed that the only option... continue

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