Jeanne officially assumed the mantle of Dear Abby in July , when the Phillips family made the announcement that Pauline had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Although the change took place in , the official statement, that included adding "Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips" at the bottom of each column, did not take place until July Jeanne Phillips' Dear Abby column is syndicated in about 1, newspapers in the U. Jeanne Phillips began assisting her mother, Pauline Phillips , with the Dear Abby column at the age of 14 in order to earn an allowance. When Jeanne asked her mother for an allowance, Pauline answered, "What are you going to do for it? If Jeanne's responses were "good", her mother would use them in the column.
Dear Abby: Couple reaches a stalemate in marriage without intimacy
Dear Abby: You're Wrong on Homosexuality and 'Gay' Marriage
It's not often that I'll simply reprint a blast e-mail from one of the many marriage campaigns happening this year, but this one is too good not to share. While we've seen football players, corporations, politicians, and celebrities come out for marriage equality, this one is unique. Jeanne Phillips, the columnist behind the Dear Abby advice columns, has teamed up with Minnesotans United for All Families to fight back against the state's proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Why is this extra special?
Dear Abby Columnist Supports Gay Marriage
Our other son is getting married to a girl , and Greg will be bringing his boyfriend. He has not told them yet. I have tried everything I can to convince my husband to come. I told him this will destroy our family and marriage. I told him this has nothing to do with the wedding.
Recently, I have been questioning my sexuality and have realized that I am gay. Please help. She may — or may not — be shocked and possibly angry. During the talk, make clear that this has nothing to do with her, her attractiveness or femininity. Afterward, suggest she contact the Straight Spouse Network for support if she feels the need.