Dear Abby: My brother is older than I am and has been in and out of prison. He has stolen my things and pawned them.
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Dear Abby: I have noticed that some people in my age group (60s) are becoming compulsive talkers. These people don’t ask questions of those around them. When someone begins to speak, the compulsive talker interrupts, usually in a louder voice and returns to dominating the conversation. Some of them continue to ramble on even when no one is listening anymore.
Dear Abby: I am 23 years old, working full-time as a teacher and I’m about to move out of my parents’ house. I have decided to have breast augmentation surgery, and I know the best time to do it would be this summer so I’ll have time to recover before school starts.
Dear Abby: My son, “Rick,” and daughter-in-law, “Amy,” seem to really dislike me. I try to be kind and not pry, but they live with me and it can make for a full house. They have had job difficulties and work injuries that brought them back to my home. Her parents don’t care for my son, so living there was not an option.
Q: Why did Gandhi say, “If it weren’t for Christians, I’d be a Christian?”
Dear Abby: I’m a 17-year-old girl. Last weekend I lost my virginity in the back seat of a stranger’s car. I feel guilty about it and I haven’t told anyone. I’m not sure if he has.
Dear Abby: May I comment on your response to “Got Here First in Pennsylvania” (Jan. 7), who asked whether someone sitting at the end of a church pew should move if someone comes and says it’s his or her “favorite seat”?
Dear Abby: I have known “Dean” for 10 years. We have been living together for two. Since the beginning, he has struggled with depression, anxiety and anger issues. Occasionally he has explosive episodes where he’ll throw things and punch or kick inanimate objects.
Dear Abby: My best friend is going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents, who are driving her crazy. She doesn’t have enough money to live on her own, so I offered to have her move in with me.
‘Not now, not ever,” was pretty much what Flo said to Jolie and Tom, about their sincere invitation to come live them. Then, she told them how much she loved them, and explained why.
The Grays Harbor country has long been an area rich in wild game. Their pelts have clothed and their meat has nourished innumerable generations for thousands of years. When the European white man arrived in the area around 1850, his trusty rifle got a lot of use bringing down animals clad in fur or feathers. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned and these news reports are grim reminders that hunting accidents happen - and to beseech the reader to be careful when carting loaded firearms around in the woods.
Dear Abby: I have just found out I’m 10 weeks pregnant. Both sets of parents are overjoyed — it’s their first grandchild — and I’m happy because this was the plan all along. My husband wants kids, and this is our first baby.
Dear Abby: My wife and I have a friend, “Jonah,” whom we love dearly, but he has no filter. He’s college-educated, has a white-collar job and is over 50. The problem is, anytime we invite him for dinner or take food items to his house, he makes horrible remarks about my wife’s cooking, particularly when it’s a holiday party based on my wife’s Slavic heritage.
Many people are frightened about their beloved pet undergoing anesthesia. It is understandable; your pet is a part of the family and anesthesia can be dangerous. Here are a few questions that you can ask your vet about anesthesia so that you can feel comfortable that all precautions are being taken to ensure your pet’s safety and comfort.
The Rev. Raymond Davis Jr., emeritus pastor, Greater Corinthian Church of the Christ, Kansas City: What could Congress have in mind to ask Jesus to speak to them in the first place?