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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

Non-hugger can’t get close

DEAR ABBY: I am not a hugger. In fact, I pretty much always hate it. But people think I’m rude when I don’t open my arms to hug after they’ve opened theirs. And they also think I’m rude when I...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl feels pressure to have sex

DEAR ABBY: I’m a teenage girl who has always heard and seen on television and in movies that there’s pressure from guys to have sex. That may be true, but I feel there is also pressure from...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband calls wife excessively

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I argue more than I’d like. I am pretty easygoing and passive; he likes his feelings to be known. Over time I have become worn down, and my patience has worn thin. We...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Teen seeks parents’ approval

DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and so is my boyfriend. He is an only child, and all throughout his life, his parents have put a lot of pressure on him. Recently, they’ve been talking about him getting into an...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Abby has news from past letter

DEAR READERS: I am often asked, “Do you ever hear back from the people who wrote to you?” The answer is yes, I do. A year ago, “Claire G. in California” wrote to bring awareness to a program...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman still in friend’s shadow

DEAR ABBY: I’m 22. Ever since I was 8, I’ve had the best friend I could ever have asked for. “Kylie” stood up for me when I was bullied as a child and hung out with me when I had no other friends....

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Girl stifled by painful memories

DEAR ABBY: I’m almost an adult now, and I’m starting to think about having children and a good marriage of my own. But I have a disturbing memory from childhood. When I was 6 or 7 and staying at...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman struggles to find a man

DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who can’t seem to find a man to call her own. Every time I search on websites or at gyms, I can’t find anyone decent who lives nearby. I met someone who took...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Man puts private photos on web

DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, I asked a close female friend to help me prepare a gift for my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary. I wanted to create a photo album of sexy nude photos of myself....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Couple is happier when apart

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for two years. When I’m with him, I often find him annoying and think we have nothing in common. But when we are apart, I miss him a lot – especially when...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Son lags on debt payments

DEAR ABBY: My 25-year-old son, “Jay,” would like to come home for Christmas. I’m paying, so I made his reservation yesterday. Late last night, he told my husband he needs to go back two days early...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Husband refuses to speak up

DEAR ABBY: I have hearing loss. My insurance isn’t very good, and the monthly payments for hearing aids are the equivalent of a car payment, so I try my best and do without. People who know about...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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