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Annie Lane

Stories by Annie

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Dear Annie: Mother needs to butt out about house guest

Dear Annie: Two years ago, I met a homeless man and took him in.

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Dear Annie: Having an eating disorder during the holidays

Dear Annie: I have a sibling who struggles with an eating disorder. I give her constant love and support and do everything I can to help her.

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Dear Annie: Blue Christmas

Dear Annie: Whenever Christmas rolls around, I feel sick.

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Dear Annie: Husband has a night in with someone else

Dear Annie: I was recently out of town for a long weekend with some girlfriends.

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Dear Annie: Gift-giving woes

Dear Annie: As the holidays draw near, I like to be prepared and buy my gifts early.

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Gambler can’t stop checking his phone

Dear Annie: I have not seen this problem discussed in your column and would really like your advice on this situation, as it’s damaged a 50-year friendship.

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Dear Annie: Scared to date in the era of #MeToo

Dear Annie: I’m a 26-year-old man who’s very nice, thoughtful and kind.

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Dear Annie: Problem cat costing thousands

Dear Annie: My problem certainly is not unique, yet I’m at my wits’ end on how to handle it.

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Dear Annie: Finding good therapy that’s affordable

Dear Annie: I want to do therapy, but I don’t think I can afford it right now.

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Dear Annie: Pricing Mom out with expensive meals

Dear Annie: My daughter and son-in-law live in another state. He is a doctor, and she is a nurse.

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Dear Annie: Occupying handicapped stalls and seats

Dear Annie: What is the etiquette with handicapped stalls in restrooms? When I go into a public restroom and there are multiple stalls to choose from, I like to go with the handicapped one because it’s roomier.

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Dear Annie: Is it betrayal to like the ex?

I am a widowed stepmother of a man and a woman. My husband and I had a cordial relationship with their mother. I grew to love her, and I think she liked me.

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Dear Annie: Having strong feelings for

Dear Annie: I have a tricky problem going on right now. I am married and have been for a while — 20-plus years. It’s been a typical marriage, with its ups and downs, but I’d say I’ve been fairly content and things have been pretty good.

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Dear Annie: What went wrong with relationship?

Dear Annie: I recently dated a woman for five months.

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Dear Annie: Sister is not the same

Dear Annie: Nearly a year ago, my sister was in a devastating accident. She had been drinking heavily.

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Dear Annie: Thank you, readers

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank all of you - my readers.

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Dear Annie: Sometimes tough love is needed

Dear Annie: Over the past year, I’ve discovered that there are some people in this world who are OK with “just getting by” with what is available — including leaning on or using what another person under the same roof has.

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Dear Annie: Too late for an obit?

Dear Annie: I have a work colleague whose married son died about six months ago of cancer. His son was in his 40s.

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Dear Annie: Family invasions

Dear Annie: Ever since we moved to a place that is central to all my husband’s relatives, they have treated us as the Free Holiday Inn.

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Dear Annie: Dreading sibling visits

Dear Annie: I am the youngest of five siblings between the ages of 63 and 72.

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Dear Annie: Ditched for a new crowd

Dear Annie: I am a college student and have met few people I would consider friends.

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Dear Annie: Torn apart by adultery

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was in the U.S. military. I was sent to Southeast Asia and served three six-month tours.

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Dear Annie: Invited, invited, invited ... not invited

Dear Annie: A former co-worker of my husband’s invited us to his son’s wedding. We received the usual “save the date” card one year prior to the ceremony. For the whole year, he asked us whether we would be attending every other week.

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Dear Annie: Breaking the gift limit?

With the upcoming gift season, a question regarding dollar limits set by clubs.

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Dear Annie: Snubbed by nephew

Dear Annie: Yesterday my husband and I spent three hours on the road, traveling from our home to our nephew’s college football game.

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Dear Annie: Keeping in touch

Dear Annie: For almost three years after college, I worked at a science camp in the nearby mountains year-round.

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Dear Annie: Problematic friendship

Dear Annie: I started to gradually notice changes in my friendship with “Marla” while I was having marital trouble.

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Dear Annie: The stranger in my house

Dear Annie: I’m wondering whether you have a copy of a piece that I believe was in an Ann Landers column.

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Dear Annie: Husband’s ex keeps popping up

My husband and I have been together for nine years and married for four years. His ex-wife remarried 12 years ago, but she is not happy in her marriage.

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Dear Annie: Overboard cat lady

Dear Annie: I am writing about a friend I’ve had for 35 years. My friend is 60 years old.

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Dear Annie: Supervisor’s friend got the job

Dear Annie: My supervisor hired a friend for a job when there were others who appeared to be more qualified.

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Dear Annie: Worried about a promiscuous woman

Dear Annie: My husband of 23 years has been working for a four-man department for that whole time.

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Dear Annie: Unemployed and sluggish

Dear Annie: I have read columns like yours since I was a child in the 1980s and always figured, “Yeah, I have problems, but I can handle them.”

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Dear Annie: Let unwanted guests know they’re not welcome

Time for these ghouls to go haunt somewhere else.

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Dear Annie: Should his girls always come first?

Dear Annie: I’ve been dating a gentle, kind and loving man for a while. He goes to church, constantly reads his Bible and plays Christian music. We get along great.

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Dear Annie: Clique here

Dear Annie: I am still in high school, meaning that having an interconnected friend group is very important.

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Dear Annie: Whistled for interference

Dear Annie: My ex-daughter-in-law believes that her 10-year-old son, my grandson, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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Dear Annie: Grandparents are past abusers

Dear Annie: I’m engaged to an amazing man, and we spend our days in a cute little house with our wonderful daughter.

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Dear Annie: A ‘natural’ woman

Dear Annie: My adult daughter recently visited from out of state, and she has developed some odd and off-putting habits.

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Dear Annie: Concert etiquette

Dear Annie: I had something happen this weekend and am wondering what the solution should have been and who was in the right.

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Dear Annie: ‘Gramma’ is feeling used

I’m 64. I have known “Ashley” for seven years. She is a mother of two young boys, ages 7 and 5.

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Dear Annie: Reach out and annoy someone

Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number.

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Dear Annie: Deciding between two men

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s, and I’ve found myself in a tough spot.

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Dear Annie: Why can’t we not be friends?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have become friends with another couple from church.

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Dear Annie: Be an organ donor

Dear Annie: Last year, I wrote to you about my beautiful 35-year-old daughter and the kidney transplant she’d just received through the United Network for Organ Sharing. I am “A Very Grateful Mom.”

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Dear Annie: Whether to fill parents in

Dear Annie: I wrote to you several months ago. I’m “Trapped by Parents.” I have a disability that has caused me to have great difficulty in both obtaining and retaining jobs.

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Dear Annie: How to deal with a problem son

Dear Annie: I am writing to you about the adult son of a friend of mine. This young man, “Dwayne,” has had a bad couple of years.

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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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