Today is the day we have an opportunity to discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones, and with that in mind, I will share Dear Abby's often-requested list of New Year's Resolutions, which were adapted by my late mother, Pauline Phillips, from the original credo of Al-Anon: JUST FOR TODAY: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable.
To say the least, his behavior is inconsiderate -- and I mean all of it. DEAR ABBY: I'm a 17-year-old girl and I caught my mom sniffing nail polish remover. This kind of inhalant addiction is serious because in high concentrations, acetone is a nervous system depressant.
And not only that, I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it's only around the block.
DEAR ABBY: This year, no resolutions, only some guidelines.
It's all verbal yelling -- nothing physical -- but it's still inexcusable.
After an "episode" he is guilt-ridden and apologetic for weeks.
The Holy Vedas say, "Man has subjected himself to thousands of self-inflicted bondages.