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Agony Aunt

A general term for an advice columnist for a periodical or media program. "Agony” refers to personal problems and "aunt” refers to a trusted person who offers comfort and advice.
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This year's Proxmire awardee, Jeanne Phillips, bestowed, along with her brother Edward Phillips (deceased) and another anonymous donor, a $10 million grant to the Mayo Clinic to build the Abigail Van Buren Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in honor of their mother, Pauline Phillips, who originally created the pseudonym "Abigail Van Buren" for the Dear Abby advice column in 1956.
Stevens, who happens to be straight, closed her catalog piece introducing the new designs by writing, “Then there's the story of Dear Abby receiving a letter from a reader complaining that a gay couple had moved in across the street.
In 1967, during the Vietnam War, Phillips started Operation Dear Abby, which allowed families to send holiday messages to soldiers.
He is the Dear Abby Fellow, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) Family Committee.
Famous American advice columnists Esther and Pauline Friedman, better known as Ann Landers and Dear Abby, married in a joint ceremony at their Sioux City, Iowa, synagogue on July 2, 1938.
A delightful take on a Dear Abby column whereby little children who are worried about the place, health and inner life of teddy bears have at last a number to ring and an address to write to, to get help from Toby.
Ann Landers' column retired with her, but Dear Abby was taken over by her daughter, so I'm still able to read it every morning in The Register-Guard.
com and invited every Heloise and Dear Abby out there to share their wisdom.
The Junior League of Sarasota Sustainers Legacy Luncheon welcomed guest speaker Dear Abby (Jeanne Phillips), who brought down the house with true stories of her experiences carrying on her mother's advice column.
Dear Abby, Grandpa Was A Carpenter and the supremely poignant hymn of understanding to the elderly, Hello In There, were just a few.
Just like that world-renowned advice-giver Dear Abby (and GL's own Dear Carol), you're the friend who is always there to help your buds come up with amazingly good solutions to their problems.
Numerous lists have circulated on the Internet, Dear Abby, and even national speeches.