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November 24, 2012

Dear Abby: Teen who wants a baby must stop to think

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I’m glad you wrote, that you’re smart and didn’t act on impulse. Your grandmother is doing her best to raise you, and she already has enough responsibility on her shoulders. Another child might be more than she can physically and emotionally handle.

Dear Abby: I’m 16 and have been in a relationship for five months. I know I’m young, but things just happened. I like this boy a lot and he likes me.

Before we went out we were best friends. Back then, we had so much to talk about. But ever since we officially became a couple, there’s nothing really to say to each other. We used to talk all day on the phone, and now it’s kind of hard to have a normal conversation.

The physical attraction is there, but the mental attraction is sort of going away. He is amazing and listens to all my problems, but when I don’t have any problems there is nothing to say. I don’t want to end it between us. What should I do?

Disappointed

Dear Disappointed: You and your boyfriend may be spending too much time together and not enough on other activities. If you interact more with other friends, become active in sports or group activities and spend more time apart, then you — and he — will have more to bring to your conversations. Please try it, and encourage him to do the same.

Dear Abby: I truly enjoy the “pennies from heaven” letters. I get goose bumps every time I read them. So, I want to go on record and say to everyone in heaven, I’d LOVE to hear from each and every one of you. However, to make it clear your message is intended for ME, please make it 1-ounce gold coins.

Wes in Greenfield, Ind.

Dear Wes: I’m not sure my column appears in the hereafter, but if it does, be careful what you wish for. If gold keeps inflating, the coins could bounce right back up to heaven.

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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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