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Emotional intensity of work leaves man drained at home

DEAR ABBY: When I was in my 20s, I chose a career whose long-term effects I hadn’t anticipated. I am charged with telling people they are dying and watching them die on a daily basis. While I know...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Parents refuse to confront reason their son is bullied

DEAR ABBY: We have some great friends we have known for five years. Our families enjoy time together, and although the friendship started through our kids, I now get together with the other mom...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom takes needless risks following her son’s suicide

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee has a death wish. She recently lost her youngest child to suicide. She’s in a lot of pain and rarely has a good day. She suffers from PTSD and relives the scene daily in her...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Woman wonders if opposites can move beyond attraction

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a two-year relationship with a man who is loving and intelligent. We have talked about marriage since the beginning. I have traditional values, while he doesn’t believe...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Reader’s criticism stings hard-working young writer

DEAR ABBY: I’m a columnist who writes various news, feature and column stories. The other day, I received my first criticism. A reader chewed me out for challenging their program. It’s hard...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s grip on apron strings has girlfriend at loose ends

DEAR ABBY: I’m starting to worry about my boyfriend’s relationship with his mother. He’s deploying at the end of the month. We have been friends for a long time and dating for a year. He’s 31 and...

DATE: May 7, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Nurse won’t stop snooping in family medical records

DEAR ABBY: I put a family member through nursing school. Since becoming an R.N. and getting a job in a hospital, he has told me that, with “the best intentions,” he periodically reviews the...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Nurse won’t stop snooping in family medical records

DEAR ABBY: I put a family member through nursing school. Since becoming an R.N. and getting a job in a hospital, he has told me that, with “the best intentions,” he periodically reviews the...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

For mom rewriting her will, time with her kids is money

DEAR ABBY: I divorced my narcissistic husband after our children were raised. Over the years, I have tried to have a relationship with all of my children and their families. When I asked one of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Sister can’t watch as brother’s bullying wife calls the shots

DEAR ABBY: My brother has been married for 11 years to a woman who is very controlling. She’s 32, he’s 38, and they have two kids. She has all the traits of a bully. She decided if, when and how...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Mom’s past relationship is subject of sons’ curiosity

DEAR ABBY: When I was a young, newly divorced, single mother, I returned to college. There I met a woman in similar circumstances. We became fast friends, decided to pool our resources while we...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

Lost tooth leads to surprise attraction to dental student

DEAR ABBY: A year ago, I lost a tooth. I’m a 56-year-old woman on disability, short on funds to rectify the problem, so I visited my local hospital’s dental clinic. I hadn’t visited a dentist in...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Dear Abby

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