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April 25, 2014

Dear Abby: Childhood abuse victim finds love in arms of another woman

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Assuming the feelings you have for this woman are reciprocated, the two of you might be happier moving to a community that is more welcoming. Texas is a big, diverse state, and Dallas, Houston or Austin might be a better fit for you.

Dear Abby: I’m a 13-year-old girl who has been told many times that I’m very mature for my age. Unfortunately, I’m TOO mature. What I want most in the world is sex appeal. I long for the perfect sex-crazed boyfriend. What can I do about this craving?

Beyond My Years In Kentucky

Dear Beyond: The first thing you should do about this “craving” is learn all you can about birth control and self-control, because the “perfect sex-crazed boyfriend” could get you — and himself — into a world of trouble. At 13, you should be focused on sports and getting into and out of high school with a diploma.

Whoever told you that you are mature for your age must have meant physically, because when a girl’s No. 1 desire in the world is sex appeal and a sex-crazed boyfriend, it is not a sign of EMOTIONAL maturity.

Dear Abby: Last year, I made a beautiful welcome wreath for my friend to hang on her front door. After all this time, it’s still sitting in a box in her basement. If she doesn’t like it, I would like to ask for it back, so I can use and enjoy it. Abby, can I do this? What could I say?

Lorrie In Florida

Dear Lorrie: It has always been my belief that once a gift has been given, it’s inappropriate to ask for it back. However, if you feel comfortable enough with your friend to do so, tell her exactly what you told me: that since she has never used the wreath, you would like to have it for your own front door.

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

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