DEAR ABBY: About a year ago, a good friend, “Beth,” went through a violent tragedy that destroyed her family.
DEAR ABBY: I have a close friend who is in her mid-30s. She’s a wonderful, divorced, hardworking Christian mother of four who has finally ventured back to the dating scene.
DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who’s 22 and has two children, which I helped her to deliver. She is also my neighbor.
DEAR ABBY: What do you say when a friend’s son has committed a horrific crime? Does one say, “I’m sorry” or “Call me,” or merely pat them on the shoulder and move on? Or, what?
DEAR ABBY: A lifelong friend of mine has died unexpectedly. Because he was my age, this brought up issues of my own mortality.