The time has come to end sisters’ four-year silence

DEAR ABBY: I have been estranged from my sister for four years. She lives across the country, so it hasn’t been difficult to hold a grudge.

Short-cut cooking is source of guilt for busy new wife

Dear Abby: I am a full-time working woman, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband.

Daughter-in-law who flashes needs message to cover up

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Jerry,” has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body.

Mom with breast cancer does not need shielding from life

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three to four more years.

Man stays on the sidelines when family talks sports

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering, big or small.

Manipulative twin won’t get help for chronic alcoholism

DEAR ABBY: My twin brother is an alcoholic and homeless.

Birthday cash buys groceries and gas instead of baubles

DEAR ABBY: My birthday was last week and my boyfriend gave me $100 cash to spend on myself.

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