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Annie Lane

Advice columnist Annie Lane is a young wife and mother with a gift for helping other people solve problems. In a voice that's sympathetic, funny and firm, Lane provides common-sense solutions to life's dilemmas.

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Dear Annie: Does someone with Alzheimer’s deserve an invitation?

Dear Annie: My father has late-stage Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home.

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Dear Annie: Daughter-in-law eyeing ring an etiquette no-no

Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear.

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend has something to hide

Dear Annie: I have a question and hope your advice will make me see the light. I have been dating and living with my boyfriend off and on for 12 years.

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Dear Annie: Not at his beck and call

Dear Annie: I was widowed two years ago. I joined a group last year that gets out and does things together.

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Dear Annie: Time spent looking at their phones

Is there such a thing as mobile phone etiquette? The general answer to your question is no, it is not OK for people to be on their phones while in your presence.

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Dear Annie: Sitting idle while grieving

Dear Annie: I’m a retired man. My elderly mom lived with me for a long time, and I stayed busy with her.

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Regretting not having kids

Today, we’ll hear from people who didn’t have children but would if given another chance.

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Ask Annie: Regretting having children

Today we’ll hear from parents who, if given the chance to start over, would opt not to have children.

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Dear Annie: Childless and happy, with no regrets

Dear Readers: In a column last month, I posed a question: “If you had to do it all over again, would you have kids?”

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Dear Annie: Parents who would do it all over again

Several weeks ago, someone requested that I pose a question to my readers that Ann Landers asked in 1975: “If you had to do it all over again, would you have kids?”

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