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Dear Abby

column of moral or psychological advice; syndicated since 1956. [Pop. Culture: Payton, 185]
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When I started out as an agony aunt in the 1970s there were 134 sources of help to which I could send women, and there were 11 to which I could send men.
Denise also denied her job as an agony aunt was depressing and insisted: "It's the reverse of depressing because you can have your own troubles and you start to read the letters and you realise you're not as badly off as you thought you were.
WARM, down-to-earth and forthright - Claire Rayner, who died this week aged 79, was the Queen of the Agony Aunts.
Letters that form the subject matter of this study are taken from the Agony Aunt column, which is widely known and has a long past in this field.
Overall, there were two rationales for this study--one has to do with the self-disclosing nature of Agony letters; the other with the pivotal role played by the Agony Aunt in defining and specifying norms of cross-gender encounters.
The losing bids included BHAMTV, which planned an agony aunt show called Spill the Beans.
CHILDREN'S author and former agony aunt Cathy Cassidy yesterday brought her books to life at a school in South Wales.
Agony aunt, Denise Robertson is urging shoppers to take up the free check when it takes place at the Metrocentre, on Saturday, September 24.
Denise Robertson, agony aunt on ITV's This Morning, said: "This guide is designed to offer support and encouragement to grandparents - many of whom play an absolutely key role in their grandchildren's lives.
THE Sunday Mail's first agony aunt Paul ine Drake - who worked for the paper from 1966 to 1973 - has died, aged 78.
The Daily Mirror agony aunt was typically modest yesterday - we'd expect nothing else - but she richly deserves her gong.
A READER has mistaken me for an agony aunt (or agony uncle) and sent me the following letter: Dear Uncle Denis, I have two brothers, one is an investment banker and the other is serving life for murder.