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Rick's List — Hypochondriac's Super Bowl Edition, part II

Finale of a two-part series on the wonders of hypochondria during a pandemic.

Hiking during a pandemic: Single file, no selfies or shared gorp

As our small group stepped well off a narrow, winding trail earlier this week at Hartman Park in Lyme to allow an approaching couple to pass, the man nodded in appreciation.

BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Marriage crumbling as couple's communication becomes bitter

DEAR ABBY: My husband barely speaks to me. We both work full time and are facing the empty nest very soon. At home, I have to initiate even the smallest of small talk. He'll never say "Good morning" or ask "How was your day?"...

Avoidance of healthy choices could derail blooming romance

DEAR ABBY: I've had an 18-year-old girlfriend for six months (I'm 24). She's a sweet girl who's caring, thoughtful and respectful. Every day typically goes well, and we never argue about anything — except for when it...

Parents still in the dark about sibling's sexual abuse

DEAR ABBY: I was sexually abused by a sibling for 10 years during my childhood. I never told anyone what happened to me until I confided in my fiance after we were engaged. I have gone through counseling sessions and am at a...

Husband carried on affair as wife cared for his mother

DEAR ABBY: My husband of 30-plus years cheated on me several years ago with one of his young private students. In our state, she would have been underage, but she was living in an adjacent state with different laws. I had just...

Couple's views on one issue diverge and threaten future

DEAR ABBY: After an abusive relationship ended 14 years ago, I stayed single and raised my small son to adulthood. I dated here and there, but never found anyone I had serious feelings for who also felt the same way about me...

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Your stars March 29

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Discuss personal plans with someone close to you, and together you'll come up with a means to justify...