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May 9, 2014

Dear Abby: Husband’s absence gives wife a taste of freedom from abuse

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Don’t wait to reach out, because your son’s physical and emotional health depend on it. If not for yourself, do it for him.

Dear Abby: I have a friend who lives a few states away. We talk on the phone every week. Either she calls me or I call her. Every time she calls me, it’s when she is driving somewhere. As soon as she arrives at her destination or pulls up in her driveway, she says, “I’m home (here) now. Gotta go!” and hangs up.

This has been going on for years. I stay on the phone all the time she rambles on and never cut her short. It’s really starting to get to me. What should I do?

Fuming In Florida

Dear Fuming: If this has been happening “for years” and you are just now writing me about it, I’d call that one slow burn. Pick up the phone, call your friend and tell her exactly how you feel about it. If you don’t, she’ll continue doing what she has been doing because she thinks it’s all right with you.

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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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