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Dear Abby by Abigail Van Buren

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July 31, 2014

Obsession Over Six-Pack Abs Puts Swimmer in Unsafe Water

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 21-year-old man who has been a successful swimmer in high school and now in college. Over the past few months, I have become obsessed with developing six-pack abs. I have never had much success with women, and I thought that looking like a movie star might finally get me noticed and make me feel good... continue

July 30, 2014

Family's Dirty Little Secret Is Better Left Unexposed

DEAR ABBY: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it kept hush-hush. My sister-in-law, "Gina," had a baby recently. Her husband, "Allan," was suspicious because their sexual relations had... continue

July 29, 2014

Son's Clumsiness May Have a Physical Cause

DEAR ABBY: In short, my son is a klutz -- to the point that it affects his self-confidence. He's different from everyone else in the family. Is being a klutz genetic? Is it permanent? He's not doing well academically, either. How can I help him? -- PARENT WHO CARES DEAR PARENT: One way to... continue

July 28, 2014

Son-in-Law's Abusive Father Makes Family Gathering Painful

DEAR ABBY: I adore my son-in-law, "Tom." He's a wonderful husband to our daughter. He's always inviting us to dinner along with his parents and family. We get along with them, but can't stand how they treat Tom. We have never seen parents treat their children the way they treat him -- especially the... continue

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