Dear Abby

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. It is the most popular and widely syndicated column in the world - known for its uncommon common sense.

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Dear Abby | Veteran feels used by friend demanding her discount

DEAR ABBY: While shopping with a friend recently, I was put in an awkward situation in regard to a store discount.

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Dear Abby | Half-sister obsesses over newfound brother

DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, my husband, “Lee,” met his long-lost sister, his father’s daughter from a previous marriage. Lee’s father passed away when he was 6; he is now 30.

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Dear Abby | Boyfriend makes a grab for woman’s child tax credit

DEAR ABBY: My daughter received her tax refund recently. It amounted to $8,700. Approximately $5,000 is for overpaying on taxes.

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Dear Abby | Wife discovers man’s secret interest in escorts

DEAR ABBY: I just found out my husband has been looking at escorts in the local area.

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Dear Abby | Overbearing boyfriend ruins family get-togethers

DEAR ABBY: We get our children and grandchildren together twice a year. Our oldest daughter is divorced and, unfortunately, has a significant other the rest of our family cannot stand.

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Dear Abby | Engagement to town ‘bad guy’ draws warnings

DEAR ABBY: I just got engaged, and I couldn’t be happier. But my fiance is referred to by the entire town as the “bad guy” because of his past.

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Dear Abby | Family is perplexed by trouble-making sister

DEAR ABBY: My sister is a pathological liar who causes rifts between family members.

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Dear Abby | Couple clashes over time spent with sons

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married five years and are raising four children.

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Dear Abby | Dating experience suffers in sex-obsessed culture

DEAR ABBY: I am a 48-year-old woman, divorced for 10 years. During that time, I have been in two serious relationships.

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Dear Abby | Receptionist hears doctor and staff ridicule patients

DEAR ABBY: I work as a receptionist in a small medical office. I love my job, but I cannot tolerate when my co-workers make fun of our patients.