Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My mother calls me all the time. I answer sometimes, but sometimes I don’t because I feel she wants to know too much about my life. I work full time with the public. When I get home, I’m tired. I have talked to people all day long, and I really don’t feel like entertaining her. My...
DEAR ABBY: In my opinion, too many young people today are shortchanged when it comes to manners and etiquette. The knowledge of how wonderful it is to receive written acknowledgment of gifting is rapidly fading. A quick note of appreciation for any kind of thoughtful gesture lifts the giver’s...
DEAR ABBY: My friendships have always included people of different races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, professions, etc. A few years ago, I had an experience that was both devastating and humbling on several different levels. It caused me to do a lot of introspection and self-...
DEAR ABBY: I have been friends with “Janet” for eight years. We have been very close, talk often, and go to lunch three times a month. We are like two peas in a pod and have always been honest with each other. Our relationship is open and aboveboard. On a recent holiday, I went to her house for...
DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old girl. For the past few years I have been depressed to the point where I have considered cutting myself. I also struggle with anxiety and avoid social situations in order not to experience it. Mom only knows about my anxiety, but I have been sugarcoating it when I...
DEAR ABBY: Printing this letter could save some lives — maybe even your own. In the United States, eight people die every day (on average) in house fires. Tragically, about half of these deaths could have been prevented with an inexpensive device that takes just a few minutes to install and...
DEAR ABBY: I caught my 12-year-old granddaughter stealing. She took one of my favorite hair products, which isn’t a big deal, but I’m torn over how to approach her and if I should inform her parents. There was another possible theft once before when she visited me. Some makeup blush disappeared. I...

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