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July 4, 2013

Dear Abby: Mother-in-law’s nightly calls invade couple’s private time

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Readers, when travelers return from an international vacation, many are shocked to find that banks change only foreign paper currency back into U.S. money, so they are left with pockets full of coins that can’t be spent. UNICEF’S Change for Good program (which is supported by some airlines) collects donated coins and uses the money to support disaster relief programs worldwide, as well as programs benefiting children in areas that include education, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS and child protection.

Those interested in participating in this worthwhile effort should send their coins to: U.S. Fund for UNICEF, ATTN: Change for Good Program, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, N.Y. 10038.

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Dear Abby: My husband and I disagree about privacy. He believes he should have the password to my email and Facebook accounts. I have nothing to hide, but I think I’m entitled to my privacy. Can you settle this for us?

:Private In Battle Creek

:Dear Private: Probably not. Everyone is entitled to privacy, and being private doesn’t necessarily mean you have something to hide. Your husband may want to look at your postings because he doesn’t completely trust you. Or he may have no interests of his own. No third party can settle this tug-of-war with so little information about what else may be going on in your relationship.

To My Readers: Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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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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