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April 12, 2013
D EAR ABBY: I'm a 50-year-old man who is serving time for robbery in West Virginia. Every day I wake up acting as if I am in control and don't have a care in the world. The truth is, I'm scared, lonely and feel totally helpless. All my life I have lived on the dark side of the street, taking for granted the values in life and the love so many people tried to give me. Two failed marriages and several relationships with good women are over because of my determination to follow an unhealthy dream, not to mention all the friends I have lost as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013
D EAR ABBY: What is the correct response when asked at a doctor's office or hospital if you drink? I drink socially, maybe once a month. Should I say yes? If I do, I'm afraid it will imply that I drink more often. I always end up feeling awkward and like I need to explain myself. I'm pretty proud telling them I don't smoke or do drugs, but the alcohol question always gets me. What do other people who drink on occasion usually say? - Filling Out the Forms in Ohio DEAR FILLING: In my doctor's office I was asked that question, and my response was, "Yes, occasionally . " At that point, the follow-up question was, "How many drinks do you have a week?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013
D EAR ABBY: Three years ago, I found out that my wife of 14 years was sneaking around behind my back with her high-school sweetheart. I confronted both of them and it ended. I forgave her, but I still can't sleep at night because of something that's bothering me. His wife has no idea about the affair, and I feel guilty that I haven't told her about everything that happened. Some of my friends say I should call her and tell her, but now it seems like it happened too long ago to bring it to her attention.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I decided to take some classes at a local community college. We both have college degrees, but there was a class we were interested in. We are the oldest students in the class by 10 to 20 years. I am irritated by our classmates' disrespect for the instructor. It takes the form of talking with each other when the instructor is speaking, then asking her to explain what she just discussed while they were talking. They sometimes get so loud that I can't hear what the teacher is saying.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with the man of my dreams for five years. Everything is great except for one huge thing - we are no longer intimate. I have recently come to the realization that this isn't the first time I have had this problem. I always thought it was an issue with the relationship, but now I suspect it may be linked to molestation I suffered when I was a child. At that time I was told "people who love you don't touch you like that. " Logically, I know this situation is different, but my partner tells me I just freeze up when we are together.
NEWS
April 7, 2013
  D   EAR ABBY: I'm married to the love of my life. Our 25th anniversary will be here soon. My issue is, my husband has a beard I cannot stand. It's long and unkempt, and makes him look 10 years older than he is. He keeps telling me about women and co-workers who tell him what a "nice full beard" he has. I don't care what these women think. I am withholding sex (which is very important to him) until he trims it, and no longer make eye contact with him because I can't stand looking at him. What should I do?
NEWS
April 5, 2013
D EAR ABBY: Maybe you would like to pass this on to the parents of teenage boys. It worked for me when I had the sex talk with my sons. I knew their brains had not yet fully developed. They thought they were invincible and had an "it could never happen to me" attitude. Because money seems to be the one thing at that age they can relate to, I decided to turn it into a mathematical problem: I told them that if they got a girl pregnant, they could figure on a minimum of $300 a month child support, multiplied by 12 months for 18 years.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Wade," and I went into a convenience store that we frequent regularly. A new employee - a pretty, much younger girl - stared at Wade with recognition and surprise on her face. When I asked him what that was about, he said I was "imagining things. " The next time we saw her, Wade acted nervous and started talking fast, as if trying to distract me. He seemed to be avoiding eye contact with her. She ignored me while obviously trying to lock eyes with Wade.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013
DEAR ABBY: Before we met, my girlfriend got large breast implants. I think they're a terrible turnoff, but I don't know how to tell her. Should I try to overlook this because I love her, or can I tell her the truth about why our love life is sometimes not so hot? She walks around the house bare-chested and obviously thinks I find her breasts a big turn-on. I have faked it for five years. What should I do? - Not That Excited in Colorado DEAR NOT THAT EXCITED: Your letter is a lesson about the danger of "faking it. " Level with your girlfriend, but without using the words "terrible" and "turnoff.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My hair falls nearly to my waist. Many of my friends, both male and female, have grown out their hair over the years and donated it to cancer charities. While I think it's a beautiful act of selflessness, I have never felt the calling to donate my hair. I have recently been criticized for wanting to keep my long hair for myself and have been called selfish and a hypocrite. Abby, cancer runs in my family. I donate money and volunteer for my local Relay for Life every year.
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