Abigail Van Buren

Dear Abby

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Is there a nice way to ask him to stop revving the engine on our street?
The disclosure is the latest worrisome act from a mother-in-law who also is trying to give her toddler grandchild unwelcome religious instruction.
Woman considers plastic surgery to feel better about her looks.
Girl’s anxiety and a language barrier hinder her from approaching other teens and building a social life.
Mom worries the woman won’t live 10 more years but fears speaking up will ruin their relationship.
Grandparents’ visits with autistic boy abruptly stop after a molestation claim that appears to be unfounded.
Doctors, banks, stores keep suggesting procedures that won’t work on an inexpensive flip phone.
She’s been told over and over to call ahead but persists in dropping by unannounced.
Passenger felt helpless when cousin swigged beer while navigating narrow country roads.