"Dear Abby" advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips has died at the age of 94.

  • metta

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    Jan 17, 2013 6:57 PM GMT
    Longtime "Dear Abby" advice columnist Pauline Friedman Phillips has died at the age of 94.

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    Her column continues under her daughter's pen. She had suffered a year's long battle with Alzheimer's disease. One of my favorite smart, snarky and just awesome writers.

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    Jan 17, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
  • rnch

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    Jan 17, 2013 7:10 PM GMT
    I literally "learned how to read" by sounding out the words in the daily Dear Abby/Ann Landers newspaper column and reading it out loud to my parents.

    Her blunt, common sense advice to a discontented wife "Are you better off WITH him or better off WITHOUT him" has been my reference standard for friendships/relationships.

    SO FAR, my long term friend is still passing this test. Sometimes just barely......
  • metta

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    Jan 17, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    “You could move.' ---"Dear Abby" responds to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.”
    ― Abigail Van Buren
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    Jan 17, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    metta8 said“You could move.' ---"Dear Abby" responds to a reader who complained that a gay couple was moving in across the street and wanted to know what he could do to improve the quality of the neighborhood.”
    ― Abigail Van Buren


    As legacies go, a journalist could do much worse. Rest in peace, Miss Abby.
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    God rest Dear Abby.I have read her column every day since I was a teenager.Abby and her sister were such a part of American life!Ryan
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    Jan 18, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    Advice: breathe more.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    I've always felt there needed to be a man's rebuttal to some of her's and her sister's (Ann Landers) advice.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:16 AM GMT
    Dear Abby, dear Abby,
    You are what I ain't.
    You are what you are,
    And you ain't what you ain't.

    Dear Abby, dear Abby,
    Your voice influenced me.
    Dear Abby, dear Abby,
    May you rest in peace.