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by Abigail Van Buren

Two of Man's Friends Don't Pass Muster With New Wife

DEAR ABBY: Do you think it's appropriate to ask for credit on articles I write for our company newsletter? I don't think it's fair to write an article for the HR department and not receive credit for it. It's my creation and I'd like to be recognized. Is this selfish, or is it a reasonable request? -- UNACKNOWLEDGED IN MADISON, OHIO

DEAR UNACKNOWLEDGED: It's reasonable as long as other contributors also receive credit for their articles. In some -- but not all -- companies, that's the case. You are certainly within your rights to make your preference known to whoever is publishing your newsletter. No one may have asked before.