This may be her daughter or someone that took over her column. I believe both sisters have passed away. Dear Abbey and Ann Landers.
The word according to Wiki: Jeanne Phillips is a columnist who writes the "Dear Abby" column under the pen name Abigail Van Buren. The Dear Abby column was started by her mother, Pauline Esther Friedman Phillips. Jeanne's aunt (Pauline's identical twin sister) is Ann Landers.
Her column is syndicated in many newspapers around the world and there are known to be many loyal readers of her column. She reportedly receives 5,000 to 10,000 letters per week. "Dear Abby" answers letters dealing with an enormous variety of topics. Jeanne Phillips has said that one of the most important qualities of an advice columnist is empathy.
Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like.
;D Right you are Chris. Jaga, you did not see my caveat. Us men is not harsh nor cruel; its jest dat we face reality hed on. Life and the world can be harsh and cruel and what happens if we are not here to guide and protect our children? There are a few things that God leaves humans to do. We are here to guide. protect and love our children but, we must also prepare them to face reality in case we are not here. ;D
Tis better to light just one little candle than to curse the darkness
Is there a difference between letting a boy go at 19 and a girl?
I think girls are more vulnerable than boys. Maybe we will ask you that question in a few years when Zosia wants to leave home. (and college does not count) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Considering that teenaged and young adult males are more likely to engage in risky behaviors of all sorts (drinking and driving, etc.) and also remembering what my female friends and I were like at age 19, I honestly think that boys are more vulnerable at that age.
It's a difficult age for both sexes, however, and I just hope I can get my kids through that age without too many of life's scrapes and bumps!
Last Edit: Jul 21, 2007 20:04:45 GMT -7 by suzanne
Even though it's not followed through to the letter, the popular saying in America is, "At 18, you're out the door." It's just part of the American mentality - be independent, don't depend on other people, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, and stand on your own two feet. Unfortunately, I feel that pushing people out too early is no less harmful than letting them be totally dependent for too long.
There should come a time for everyone to begin their own autonomous lives, but, ideally, this should be discovered and worked towards by the children and parents together.