Dear Abby: I have been involved in a long-distance relationship for the past year. I'm crazy about him and have been completely faithful to him.
Dear Unsettled: Long-distance relationships can be especially challenging. When someone asks a question like your boyfriend asked you, it usually means the person has cheated or is considering doing so.
Dear Abby: We have lived next door to "The Moochers" for three years. Things have gotten so bad that my husband and I avoid them at all costs, which isn't easy, as they live in close proximity to our home.
If we're on our porch or in the backyard and they see us, they always ask for something. We have been friendly and have helped them in the past but feel as though our kindness has been mistaken for weakness and we have been taken advantage of.
The Moochers have asked to borrow our outdoor grill, pieces of our living room furniture, toys for their grandchildren to play with, permission to hang their laundry on our clothesline (which we have since removed), and have even asked for Christmas ornaments right off our tree!
Since we have started avoiding them, we have gotten a bad reputation in our neighborhood as being "unfriendly." We have asked them to return our grill, but they actually refused, saying it was GIVEN to them with a smile.
Dear Abby: Is it poor manners for people to leave an event, concert, show or graduation before the final piece is played or spoken because they want to avoid the crowd or traffic at the conclusion?
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