Abigail Van Buren (Jeanne Phillips)

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Free food and internet keep son from fully moving outDEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old son, "Evan," recently moved out to be with his girlfr
Free food and internet keep son from fully moving out
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old son, "Evan," recently moved out to be with his girlfriend. They live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics, including internet. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working. They use... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Patient is not proud to have weight announced out loudreceiving these generous gifts from you? Attaching a "Please return to (blank)"
Patient is not proud to have weight announced out loud
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
receiving these generous gifts from you? Attaching a "Please return to (blank)" label might help. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Patient is not proud to have weight announced out loudreceiving these generous gifts from you? Attaching a "Please return to (blank)"
Patient is not proud to have weight announced out loud
The Journal-Standard / Posted 4 days ago
receiving these generous gifts from you? Attaching a "Please return to (blank)" label might help.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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4d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Woman can't end office affair until she regains self-worthyou to discuss this with a lawyer because a school that would ignore what happe
Woman can't end office affair until she regains self-worth
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
you to discuss this with a lawyer because a school that would ignore what happened may be liable. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Woman can't end office affair until she regains self-worthyou to discuss this with a lawyer because a school that would ignore what happe
Woman can't end office affair until she regains self-worth
The Journal-Standard / Posted 5 days ago
you to discuss this with a lawyer because a school that would ignore what happened may be liable.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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5d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Wife's man of her dreams is angered by men in her booksbut how your son and his bride choose to handle what happened is their problem,
Wife's man of her dreams is angered by men in her books
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
but how your son and his bride choose to handle what happened is their problem, not yours. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Wife's man of her dreams is angered by men in her booksjudgment, but how your son and his bride choose to handle what happened is thei
Wife's man of her dreams is angered by men in her books
The Journal-Standard / Posted 6 days ago
judgment, but how your son and his bride choose to handle what happened is their problem, not yours.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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6d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Reluctant baby sitter resents being impressed into servicebe sure to have your plans in writing so there will be no confusion among famil
Reluctant baby sitter resents being impressed into service
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
be sure to have your plans in writing so there will be no confusion among family members later. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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7d
The Alliance Review
Dear Abbybe sure to have your plans in writing so there will be no confusion among famil
Dear Abby
The Alliance Review / Posted 7 days ago
be sure to have your plans in writing so there will be no confusion among family members later. is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. or P.O. Box... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Reluctant baby sitter resents being impressed into serviceand be sure to have your plans in writing so there will be no confusion among f
Reluctant baby sitter resents being impressed into service
The Journal-Standard / Posted 7 days ago
and be sure to have your plans in writing so there will be no confusion among family members later.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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8d
The Journal-Standard
Reader vents: Rudeness is rampant in my generationalong. And constantly showing up late has become normal with young adults. Furt
Reader vents: Rudeness is rampant in my generation
The Journal-Standard / Posted 8 days ago
along. And constantly showing up late has become normal with young adults. Furthermore, despite the many technological advances that allow us to communicate quickly, their failure to communicate about plans astounds and infuriates me.I've... Read more
9d
The Journal-Standard
Student pleads for help getting parents to co-sign for loanand affirmation you crave. In a relationship, BOTH parties must contribute if i
Student pleads for help getting parents to co-sign for loan
The Journal-Standard / Posted 9 days ago
and affirmation you crave. In a relationship, BOTH parties must contribute if it is to survive.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
9d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A long life lived well is inspiration for othersI know I need help beyond what friends and family can provide. Do you have any
A long life lived well is inspiration for others
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
I know I need help beyond what friends and family can provide. Do you have any ideas for me? -- TAKING THE STEP IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR TAKING THE STEP: I certainly do, because there are secular alternatives to AA. SMART Recovery offers a... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
A long life lived well is inspiration for othersI know I need help beyond what friends and family can provide. Do you have any
A long life lived well is inspiration for others
The Journal-Standard / Posted 10 days ago
I know I need help beyond what friends and family can provide. Do you have any ideas for me? — TAKING THE STEP IN PENNSYLVANIADEAR TAKING THE STEP: I certainly do, because there are secular alternatives to AA.SMART Recovery offers a four-point... Read more
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10d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Couple caught in the middle of impending family affairyou to help out in any way. I'm sure that approach would be better received tha
Couple caught in the middle of impending family affair
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
you to help out in any way. I'm sure that approach would be better received than an announcement. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Alliance Review
Dear Abbyto get you another therapy cat, and I'm advising you to suggest it. [Article c
Dear Abby
The Alliance Review / Posted 11 days ago
to get you another therapy cat, and I'm advising you to suggest it. [Article continues below] is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact at or... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Couple caught in the middle of impending family affairyou to help out in any way. I'm sure that approach would be better received tha
Couple caught in the middle of impending family affair
The Journal-Standard / Posted 11 days ago
you to help out in any way. I'm sure that approach would be better received than an announcement.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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12d
The Journal-Standard
Not every friend desires to be eligible for benefitsafter that, you should not only report it to his boss, you should also hire ano
Not every friend desires to be eligible for benefits
The Journal-Standard / Posted 12 days ago
after that, you should not only report it to his boss, you should also hire another trainer.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
13d
The Journal-Standard
Confiscating phones may teach surly teens to show respectstanding in back of you if he or she minds if your friend joins you. Some might
Confiscating phones may teach surly teens to show respect
The Journal-Standard / Posted 13 days ago
standing in back of you if he or she minds if your friend joins you. Some might object; others not.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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14d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Widow’s beau is generous to a fault with unwanted giftsout of a desire to hurt anyone's feelings. P.S. Isn't imitation the sincerest
Widow’s beau is generous to a fault with unwanted gifts
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
out of a desire to hurt anyone's feelings. P.S. Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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14d
The Journal-Standard
Widow's thoughtful beau is generous to a faultnot out of a desire to hurt anyone's feelings.P.S. Isn't imitation the sinceres
Widow's thoughtful beau is generous to a fault
The Journal-Standard / Posted 14 days ago
not out of a desire to hurt anyone's feelings.P.S. Isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sister's angst over disabled sibling magnified by her parents' inactionsister doesn't have the skills to live independently, this could be the solutio
Sister's angst over disabled sibling magnified by her parents' inaction
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
sister doesn't have the skills to live independently, this could be the solution for her, too. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Concern for disabled sister is magnified by her cloudy future— MARGARET IN SIOUX FALLSDEAR MARGARET: Amen! Thank you for the reminder to you
Concern for disabled sister is magnified by her cloudy future
The Journal-Standard / Posted 15 days ago
— MARGARET IN SIOUX FALLSDEAR MARGARET: Amen! Thank you for the reminder to your fellow travelers.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
16d
The Alliance Review
Dear Abbybothers some of the residents, they should bring it to the manager of the senio
Dear Abby
The Alliance Review / Posted 16 days ago
bothers some of the residents, they should bring it to the manager of the senior housing complex. is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. or P.O. Box 69440 Los... Read more
16d
The Journal-Standard
Trust becomes the casualty in argument over man's textsof the residents, they should bring it to the manager of the senior housing com
Trust becomes the casualty in argument over man's texts
The Journal-Standard / Posted 16 days ago
of the residents, they should bring it to the manager of the senior housing complex. Page 2 of 2 - Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
17d
The Journal-Standard
Son's kindhearted parents feel victimized by girlfrienddoubt gaining the extra equity. I'm angry to the point that I no longer want he
Son's kindhearted parents feel victimized by girlfriend
The Journal-Standard / Posted 17 days ago
doubt gaining the extra equity. I'm angry to the point that I no longer want her in my house. Are we wrong to feel taken advantage of?I would add that we have always tried to help our only son as much as we can. The result has been that we have... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
For the record: Interpreters talk and translators writesmile. It's, "If you'll forgive me for not answering that question, I'll forgiv
For the record: Interpreters talk and translators write
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
smile. It's, "If you'll forgive me for not answering that question, I'll forgive you for asking!" Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
For the record: Interpreters talk, translators write"If you'll forgive me for not answering that question, I'll forgive you for ask
For the record: Interpreters talk, translators write
The Journal-Standard / Posted 18 days ago
"If you'll forgive me for not answering that question, I'll forgive you for asking!" Page 2 of 2 - Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Woman with secret fantasies hesitates before sharing themI feel I should tell her what her dad did to me and warn her to be careful. Wha
Woman with secret fantasies hesitates before sharing them
The Journal-Standard / Posted 19 days ago
I feel I should tell her what her dad did to me and warn her to be careful. What do you think? — NEVER FORGETTING IN PENNSYLVANIADEAR NEVER FORGETTING: Frankly, I think that if your brother-in-law was going to assault his daughter, it would have... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Daughter struggles to help frustrated widowed motherof people who haven't been invited isn't "rude," it is insensitive because they
Daughter struggles to help frustrated widowed mother
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 19 days ago
of people who haven't been invited isn't "rude," it is insensitive because they may feel excluded. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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20d
The Journal-Standard
Daughter struggles to help frustrated widowed motherhaven't been invited isn't "rude," it is insensitive because they may feel excl
Daughter struggles to help frustrated widowed mother
The Journal-Standard / Posted 20 days ago
haven't been invited isn't "rude," it is insensitive because they may feel excluded. Page 2 of 2 - Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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20d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Marriage suffers rough patch when old hurt resurfacesa tip?" Given the original expense, I didn't feel another tip was warranted. Di
Marriage suffers rough patch when old hurt resurfaces
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
a tip?" Given the original expense, I didn't feel another tip was warranted. Did I do the right thing? -- NO TIP IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR NO TIP: You should have given the second stylist a tip. The salon owner told you the service was free, but the... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Marriage hits rough patch when old hurt resurfacesa tip?" Given the original expense, I didn't feel another tip was warranted. Di
Marriage hits rough patch when old hurt resurfaces
The Journal-Standard / Posted 21 days ago
a tip?" Given the original expense, I didn't feel another tip was warranted. Did I do the right thing? — NO TIP IN PENNSYLVANIADEAR NO TIP: You should have given the second stylist a tip. The salon owner told you the SERVICE was free, but the... Read more
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22d
The Journal-Standard
Gift of nude calendar causes hiccup at family dinner partyand it isn't asking too much. If she's your friend, and not a user, she will co
Gift of nude calendar causes hiccup at family dinner party
The Journal-Standard / Posted 22 days ago
and it isn't asking too much. If she's your friend, and not a user, she will comply. Page 2 of 2 - Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Wedding's iffy future is news, not gossip, within the familyfact that when organizations do this, it teaches young people they can get some
Wedding's iffy future is news, not gossip, within the family
The Journal-Standard / Posted 23 days ago
fact that when organizations do this, it teaches young people they can get something for nothing.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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24d
The Journal-Standard
Little can be done to reverse mom's self-imposed travel banand lodging here in California. Her next excuse was she didn't have the time of
Little can be done to reverse mom's self-imposed travel ban
The Journal-Standard / Posted 24 days ago
and lodging here in California. Her next excuse was she didn't have the time off, so I suggested she request it months in advance, or travel during her company's annual two-week shutdown. She wouldn't consider it.My sister, who lives in the South,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Dear Abby: Non-traveling mother probably won't changeand lodging here in California. Her next excuse was she didn't have the time of
Dear Abby: Non-traveling mother probably won't change
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
and lodging here in California. Her next excuse was she didn't have the time off, so I suggested she request it months in advance, or travel during her company's annual two-week shutdown. She wouldn't consider it. My sister has had the same problem... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Boyfriend with secret child isn't worthy of woman's trust"manstress." (If there is financial support involved, then he's a gigolo and sh
Boyfriend with secret child isn't worthy of woman's trust
The Journal-Standard / Posted 25 days ago
"manstress." (If there is financial support involved, then he's a gigolo and she's a "sugar mama.")Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
25d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Woman with little experience wants freedom to live it upover. If she can't abide by the agreement you two had when she moved in, she'll
Woman with little experience wants freedom to live it up
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
over. If she can't abide by the agreement you two had when she moved in, she'll have to move out. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Gay man doesn't welcome attention from female friendand ask for a referral to a psychologist who specializes in patients who suffer
Gay man doesn't welcome attention from female friend
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
and ask for a referral to a psychologist who specializes in patients who suffer from phobias. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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27d
The Journal-Standard
Gay man doesn't welcome attention from female frienda referral to a psychologist who specializes in patients who suffer from phobia
Gay man doesn't welcome attention from female friend
The Journal-Standard / Posted 27 days ago
a referral to a psychologist who specializes in patients who suffer from phobias. Page 2 of 2 - Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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27d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakupsgrandfather's death and the comments your parents made afterward. Then ask what
Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakups
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
grandfather's death and the comments your parents made afterward. Then ask what arrangements they have made regarding advance directives for health care, funerals, cremation, etc. It's always wise to plan ahead and put one's wishes in writing,... Read more
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28d
The Journal-Standard
Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakupsgrandfather's death and the comments your parents made afterward. Then ask what
Woman sees herself as abuser after couple's stormy breakups
The Journal-Standard / Posted 28 days ago
grandfather's death and the comments your parents made afterward. Then ask what arrangements they have made regarding advance directives for health care, funerals, cremation, etc. Page 2 of 2 - It's always wise to plan ahead and put one's... Read more
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29d
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
His unduly long fingernails are giving gal pal the creepsAnd one more thing: Stop yelling. Yelling only escalates the situation; it does
His unduly long fingernails are giving gal pal the creeps
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
And one more thing: Stop yelling. Yelling only escalates the situation; it doesn't solve anything. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at... Read more
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29d
The Journal-Standard
Man's long fingernails are touchy subject for girlfriendsmart restaurant manager will replace it. If it's not the policy at that restau
Man's long fingernails are touchy subject for girlfriend
The Journal-Standard / Posted 29 days ago
smart restaurant manager will replace it. If it's not the policy at that restaurant, do not return.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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29d
The Mining Journal
Man’s long fingernails are a touchy subject for girlfriendwomen who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. May they rest in pe
Man’s long fingernails are a touchy subject for girlfriend
The Mining Journal / Posted 29 days ago
women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. May they rest in peace. EDITOR'S NOTE: Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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30d
The Journal-Standard
Teen's friendship with older man draws fire from parentsyour guests out to dinner. Inviting them for a home-cooked meal was both gracio
Teen's friendship with older man draws fire from parents
The Journal-Standard / Posted 30 days ago
your guests out to dinner. Inviting them for a home-cooked meal was both gracious and appropriate.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Give thanks on Memorial Day during moment of remembranceI know why you have had two marriages, numerous serious affairs and are not cur
Give thanks on Memorial Day during moment of remembrance
The Journal-Standard / Posted a month ago
I know why you have had two marriages, numerous serious affairs and are not currently involved.Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Mom objects when kids are made to pay for roughhousingmay prefer not to have alcohol that night to support her sister, but that doesn
Mom objects when kids are made to pay for roughhousing
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted a month ago
may prefer not to have alcohol that night to support her sister, but that doesn't mean you must. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at... Read more
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