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Dear Abby: My husband loves coffee table his ex made, won’t let it go

After 20 years of putting up with this albatross in her living room, wife wants it gone, but he won’t hear of it.

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Dear Abby: After more than 30 years, I’m still sad husband said no to a church wedding

Also, he refuses to take vacations with his wife.

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Dear Abby: I’m 25 and engaged, but my parents don’t want me to move out

Woman craves some freedom and some respect from her mom and dad.

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Dear Abby: Dad with Asperger’s offers no support, frustrating daughter

The girl has mental health issues of her own and gets tired of hearing her father focus on his own concerns and ignore hers.

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Dear Abby: Daughter who vowed never to marry wants to try on wedding dress

The teen’s mom, who said her vows in the gown 21 years ago, wants it worn only by someone who believes in marriage.

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Dear Abby: Cheating husband cries when I tell him I’m leaving

He strayed for six years but thought it was OK because the affairs were with men.

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New Asian American bakeries finding a bicultural sweet spot for younger generation

From ube cakes to mochi muffins, bakeries that sweetly encapsulate growing up Asian and American have been popping up more in recent years.

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Dear Abby: Every time friend calls from prison, he asks for money

Before his arrest, the two former classmates used to speak almost daily, but now the friendship has changed.

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Hair loss? Stress could be causing it, and it could be temporary

Lots of people are complaining that, since the pandemic, they’re seeing more of their fall out. But a common type of stress-related isn’t permanent. Here’s what you need to know.

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Dear Abby: Some liked party host’s specialized food, and those who didn’t went hungry

At the family party, there were no alternatives for the children or picky adults who didn’t care for the barbecue dishes.

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Dear Abby: After divorce, man dates his ex’s best friend

Reader taken aback as divorced woman hooks up with the former husband of her BFF.

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Dear Abby: My wife questions everything, and it makes me feel defensive

The tone of her inquiries, sometimes negative, comes off to her husband as second-guessing and distrust.

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Dear Abby: I just tried to help; now I’m barred from seeing my grandkids

Mom disapproves of financial advice given to her daughter after college graduation.

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Caffeine: How much is good, bad for you?

Though caffeine generally is safe, experts have been sounding an alarm on potential dangers associated with high amounts.

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Brain food: What to eat to help protect your memory

Is the right fat where it’s at when it comes to brain food? Unsaturated fats might help protect and preserve your memory

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Dear Abby: If she never initiates sex, does that mean my wife is cheating?

After 28 years of marriage, she doesn’t give any signals that she too enjoys being intimate.

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Can video games improve kids’ money skills?

Financial literacy experts say that whether kids really pick up money lessons through video games depends on how parents talk with them about their online experience.

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Dear Abby: During lockdown, I forgot how to talk to people at parties

Shy guy feels rusty as social opportunities are resuming.

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Dear Abby: I’d get a job tied to my passion, if only I knew my passion

While holding out for a gig that enriches the soul, unemployed person is feeling a lot of pressure from Mom to find work.

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Chicago festivals 2021: What events have returned, been rescheduled

Just because summer if over doesn’t mean festivals have ended. The fall brings more events. Here’s the latest updates on this year’s changing entertainment landscape.

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Dear Abby: Woman hurt when told she’s so thrifty she must be a millionaire

The person who said it has endured decades of cheap behavior from the penny-pincher and isn’t sure the friendship is worth preserving.

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Dear Abby: When I’m wearing a wig during chemo, how should I handle compliments on my hair?

Cancer patient would rather not reveal the diagnosis to acquaintances who ask about the new look.

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Dear Abby: I don’t share my parents’ disdain for LGBTQ people

Teen with bi and gender-fluid friends isn’t sure whether to speak up to her super-Christian family.

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Dear Abby: Should I stay with man who never gives gifts, talks nonstop?

Woman feels like she loves her boyfriend, even though he often plays victim, contradicts himself and calls and texts her constantly.

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Dear Abby: Parents consider letting addict move back in after rehab

In the past their son has relapsed, stolen from them and broken promises about helping out in the house, but he swears this time he’s taking his recovery seriously.

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‘Grandfluencers’ debunking aging myths via social media

A growing number of people 70 and older have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans.

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Dear Abby: Teen girl shocked by her dad’s idea to help her sleep

The 16-year-old doesn’t want to go to his house anymore after he gave her a vibrator to cure her insomnia.

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Dear Abby: I’m tempted to tell security next time my sister shoplifts

An arrest could hurt her life and her parents’, but the teenager needs to learn about remorse and consequences.

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Dear Abby: Man declares he’s done watching his 3-year-old son

He says he never signed up for fatherhood and is urging his girlfriend to move with him, abandoning her good job and the child care provided by her family.

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Dear Abby: Husband knows I don’t like one kind of jewelry and buys it for me anyway

Wife loses it on Christmas morning after unwrapping yet another box of unwanted bling.

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Dear Abby: Man tells parents they are obliged to help pay for his children’s education

Contributing to their grandchildren would strain the finances of the middle-class couple.

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Power outage? Here’s what to do with refrigerated and frozen foods

A refrigerator should keep food cold for six hours and a half-full freezer for 24 hours (48 hours if the freezer is full) if you don’t open the doors.