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Annie Lane

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Dear Annie: That ain’t good English

I would love to offer a couple of hours of my time to fix up those mistakes to make the website look more professional.

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Dear Annie: Wrestling with coming forward

Dear Annie: I’ve been feeling very inspired lately.

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Dear Annie: The kids aren’t all right

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 11 years.

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Dear Annie: Retirement comes in with a bang

Dear Annie: I am a 67-year-old man who has extreme seller’s remorse and have slipped into depression from selling my business two years ago.

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Dear Annie: Dealing with the leftovers thief

Dear Annie: I have had this issue with a certain family member, and I am hoping you can advise me on what to do.

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Dear Annie: Husband addicted to game

Dear Annie: Ever since “Pokemon Go” came out, my husband has been spending a lot of time playing it.

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Dear Annie: My mom is a food hoarder

My mother is 79 years old, born during the Depression, and I know that when she was younger, she didn’t get enough to eat. The problem now is that she still hoards food.

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Dear Annie: Not over him yet

Dear Annie: About a year and a half ago, the absolute love of my life and I broke up.

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Dear Annie: No news is good news

Dear Annie: I’m suffering from what I call vigilance fatigue.

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Dear Annie: Taking time to appreciate veterans

Dear Annie: In the past year, the Department of Veterans Affairs has tackled many issues for our veterans, and we are proud to participate in the largest transformation of VA in recent history.

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Dear Annie: Please cut the chitchat

Dear Annie: I recently went to see my doctor about some troublesome symptoms I had been experiencing, and the entire time he was examining me, he kept up a running monologue about the holidays and politics and other assorted topics.

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Dear Annie: Welcome to our humble abode, take a look around

Dear Annie: I’m hoping you can settle a little disagreement between my 16-year-old daughter and me.

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Dear Annie: Unofficial third roommate

Dear Annie: Recently, I moved into an apartment with my friend “Grace.” Since we moved in, Grace’s boyfriend, “Jesse,” has been spending a lot of time at our place.

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Dear Annie: Be aware that cash tips can be stolen

Dear Annie: I had a problem that I have not seen in your column. My family and I were out of town and having lunch at a lovely botanical garden in a nearby city.

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Dear Annie: Three’s a crowd with boyfriend’s co-worker in the picture

Dear Annie: I am either in a predicament or being overly sensitive, and I trust you to tell me the truth either way.

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Dear Annie: Aw, you should have

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for three years. Everything is going well between us, and he’s a sweet and thoughtful guy in general.

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Dear Annie: Just a touch from the opposite sex

Dear Annie: In this new (and long-overdue) era of “#MeToo,” I’m wondering: Is it always inappropriate to lightly touch the arm of an opposite-sex acquaintance during a casual conversation?

Dear Annie: She wants him to stop complaining about her to his mother

His routine of involving her in our disputes adds strain and stress to our relationship, but he doesn’t see that.

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Dear Annie: Like a clean room? Then please tip the housekeeper

You frequently write about tipping, but I’ve never seen a column about housekeepers, which is one of the hardest jobs.

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Dear Annie: Questioning relationship status

Dear Annie: I’m in a three-year relationship with my boyfriend.

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Dear Annie: Replacing a beloved pet

Dear Annie: Our beloved family dog, Dasher, passed away last year. Dasher was a husky.

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Dear Annie: Trying to get a handle on a past mistake with my brother

Dear Annie: I am a 32-year-old married man with two children.

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Dear Annie: Um, thanks for that present no one would ever want

Dear Annie: I am in my 60s, as are my brothers and sisters, and we’re all retired.

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Dear Annie: The joy of comparing gift receipts during the holidays

I read your column daily and always like your tough love and sensible advice.

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Friend had a wish to see her husband naked

Tim told Robert that he was infatuated with him when they were younger, and one of his dying wishes was to see Robert naked.

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Dear Annie: Unwanted houseguest

Dear Annie: I’m a little chagrined to admit that we can’t come up with a solution to this situation by ourselves, but we are really stumped.

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Dear Annie: You may wanna get that checked out

Dear Annie: I have been a practicing dermatologist for over 20 years.

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Dear Annie: A matter of biology

Dear Annie: My grandson “Logan” was fathered by someone other than his elder and younger brothers’ father, “Ron.”

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Dear Annie: Um, one problem, Grandma didn’t write that

Dear Annie: Over the holidays, my wife’s niece posted a picture of a recipe card on Facebook that was from her grandmother, my wife’s mother.

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Dear Annie: Dealing with toxic family members

Dear Annie: I am a 50-year-old married woman with two children. I am far from perfect, but I do feel I am a decent person.

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Dear Annie: Rethinking sleepovers when one of the children is gay

I have a situation at my home that I really don’t know how to deal with. We have a blended family, with an 18-year-old daughter and two boys. My stepdaughter is a senior in high school and just let her mother know she likes girls, even though she has a boyfriend.

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Dear Annie: Shutting out grandma after grandchild is born

Dear Annie: I am a 68-year-old widow with two grown children, both married, both living nearby. I dearly love babies and baby-sit as much as possible.

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Dear Annie: Takeout tipping

Dear Annie: I was picking up food at a restaurant for lunch the other day, and I found my pen hovering over the “tip” line on the receipt for an awkward few moments.

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Dear Annie: English pet peeves

Dear Annie: I considered myself an average student after graduating high school in 1970, and I have been very successful in my 36-year career as an insurance investigator.

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Dear Annie: Long-lost daughter brings problems

Dear Annie: My husband and a daughter he fathered 50 years ago recently found each other via an internet post from the two children we have together.

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Dear Annie: A poem for new drivers

Dear Annie: Your predecessor Ann Landers published a poem called “Dead at Seventeen” to get the attention of new drivers and impress upon them the dangers and responsibilities of driving a car.

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Dear Annie: Does mother really know best?

Dear Annie: A few months ago, my mom came to visit from out of state. We’ve always had a strained relationship and never seen eye to eye.

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Dear Annie: Needed: An accessible shower for seniors

My wife and I are both in our 80s, and though we do not travel as much as we once did, we are still able to get around a bit. I am in fairly good physical condition, but my wife must use either a cane or a walker. The problem is this:

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Dear Annie: Feeling left out when siblings get together but leave me out

Dear Annie: I am a middle child with two elder brothers, a younger sister and a younger brother.

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Dear Annie: Your will is others’ command

Dear Annie: I have a will that I made out several years ago but needs revising.

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Dear Annie: Power of attorney turns ugly

Dear Annie: I’ve been estranged from my twin brother for two years, since our sister died after her short battle with a terminal illness.

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Dear Annie: New friend’s annoying social habits

Dear Annie: Over the past six months, a wonderful friendship has been developing with a potential friend who enjoys the cultural and outdoor activities that I do. We are both exchanging viewpoints, backgrounds, likes and dislikes freely.

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Dear Annie: Not wanting to hover in the bathroom

Dear Annie: I have a somewhat uncomfortable question.

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Dear Annie: Loud talker annoys and irritates friend

Dear Annie: I have a friend who talks very loudly. It’s quite annoying and irritating.

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Dear Annie: Fighting my stepson for my husband’s time

My 36-year-old stepson, “Greg,” acts as if he’s married to my husband. It’s like a constant battle to outdo me.

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DEAR ANNIE: The partnerless life

I am 56 years old. When I was 44, my wife and I divorced after 17 years of marriage. I think we were lovely parents to two amazingly independent and strong daughters. They are now 22 and 26.

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Dear Annie: Still wanting to kick it

Dear Annie: They say that you’ll never forget your first love and that forbidden love excites the most desire, and lately I’ve been thinking nonstop about my first love.

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Dear Annie: Cleaning up son’s messes

Dear Annie: A while ago, my husband and I co-signed a car loan for my son.

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Dear Annie: Inheritance causes family rift

Dear Annie: When my dad passed away several years ago, he left a certificate of deposit to me.

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend’s mother causing issues for relationship

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I are starting to get serious, and everything is going smoothly except for one constant bump in the road: his mother.

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