Did Boyfriend Break Up with Her for Her Own Good?

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Associated Press

Today is Monday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2012. There are 35 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

In 1789: Nov. 26 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.

In 1842: The founders of the University of Notre Dame arrived at the school's present-day site near South Bend, Ind.

In 1933: A judge in New York decided the James Joyce book "Ulysses" was not obscene and could be published in the United States.

In 1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning Dec. 1.

In 1965: France launched its first satellite, sending a 92-pound capsule into orbit.

In 1973: President Richard Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court that she'd accidentally caused part of the 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.

In 1992: The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.

Ten years ago: WorldCom and the government settled a civil lawsuit over the company's $9 billion accounting scandal.

Five years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney experienced an irregular heartbeat and was taken to George Washington University Hospital for evaluation.

One year ago: NASA's Curiosity rover blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8-month, 354-million-mile journey to Mars.,by JERALDINE SAUNDERS

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Set limits. You're only human and there's only so much you can do yourself. There's no harm in splurging.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone might challenge your abilities today, but remember that you are under no obligation to prove anything to them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your nose to the grindstone. Focus on your goals for today and don't let anything distract you from getting the job done.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): It's good to have a positive attitude, but there's a fine line between optimism and being completely out of touch with reality.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your peers know you talk a good game, so now is the time to win them over by doing exactly what you said you would.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Promote yourself. It's not bragging if you can back it up -- but stretching the truth will not work to your benefit.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't jump to conclusions. It's too early to get an accurate picture of the value of a new acquaintance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Turn the other cheek. Harboring resentment about past wrongdoings only clouds judgment and hampers progress.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll be amazed at how appreciative others will be if you offer them your insights and counsel.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In life, there are no timeouts; so if something isn't working according to plan, all you can do is play it by ear.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll get further with sugar than salt. Keep interactions pleasant by offering helpful advice rather than being critical.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Good advice does you no good if you're not listening. Be attentive when conversing with friends or loved ones as they might have insightful information to offer. Discuss now and act later.

IF NOV. 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Big changes are ahead for you, but don't forget your current obligations and responsibilities. Luckily, you have the wisdom to make the right choices and help will arrive when needed from now to the first of the year. Expect to be more popular than usual. …