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CJ News & Views

The Abuser

A bud of mine and I became good friends in college because he helped me through a really sad time. Now, however, he blows me off frequently at the last minute, always disrespects my wishes when it comes to hanging out, and seems to have more fun with new friends he's made ... who happen to socialize on a slightly higher level than his old friends ever could. What do I do? -- Pat in Purchase

The Indecisive One

I fully expect that when we graduate high school, many of us friends will grow apart -- and that's OK. I have this friend, though, that bugged me, bugged me, bugged me to keep in touch and not let things change. I've tried several times, but haven't heard a peep ... except when she contacts me every few months complaining about how we're growing apart. How do I stop this? -- Lucy in Logansport

The Disrespectful Interloper

My friend keeps promising me that he'll take care of this errand for me (in fact, the only reason I didn't take care of it two weeks ago was because he insisted he'd do it). Now I'm coming up against a deadline and don't know what to do. -- Austin in Austin

The Decision

After all the research, visits, and considerations, Taylor chooses her school.

My Love

Creak shares fond affection ... for his chair.

The Yucky Medicine

We have to give our dog liquid Benadryl to curb his reverse sneezing episodes, but he hates taking it and fights us. I'm worried we'll hurt him. Is there any other way? -- Becky in Bakersfield

The Flaky Skin

Our poor dog has terrible dandruff. What can we do? -- Tammy in Toronto

The Bathroom Accidents

My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s and just adopted a dog -- our first. We love him to death, but he's having bathroom accidents in the apartment. How do we correct this? -- Charlie in Chicago