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Dear Annie: We received a shocking message on our answering machine a few days ago. A woman called and identified herself as a possible daughter from an affair 35 years ago. Later, a woman left a message saying she was the mother. I have not been in contact with this woman for 31 years!

By Annie Lane October 8, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am 28 years old, and recently celebrated my second wedding anniversary. I have been with my husband, Tom, for a total of five years, but due to immigration trials and tribulations, we have only been living together full time for two-and-a-half years (first in the United States and now in the United Kingdom).

By Annie Lane October 7, 2019
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Dear Annie: My husband loves to talk. He’s known for it. Friends who drive past our house and see him outside usually stop to talk to him, often for an hour at a time. He’s one of those people who’s “never met a stranger.”

By Annie Lane October 6, 2019
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Dear Annie: When I see someone with all four knuckles on top of a fork, I thank my lucky stars for my mother and the many, many lessons she taught me in my 19 years with her.

By Annie Lane October 5, 2019
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Dear Annie: For a long time now, my wife has had a habit of making our server choose what side dishes she is going to have.

By Annie Lane October 4, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’m the mother of six children, three girls and three boys.

By Annie Lane October 3, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have an abusive mother, and for many years I put myself in her path.

By Annie Lane October 2, 2019
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Dear Annie: I would like to tell “Distressed About Departing Dependent” to think about how she can best parent her adult child before caving and giving her money. At age 19, I married a man who spent any money we had and more. My parents didn’t want to support his spending habits so they cut off any funds to me while they continued to bail out my brothers financially.

By Annie Lane October 1, 2019
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Dear Annie: I know that I was raised in the Stone Age. But some of the things I remember sure would be nice additions to today’s society. They’re called manners.

By Annie Lane September 30, 2019
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Dear Annie: My son is in his mid-40s, and his wife is in her early 40s. Every year, my wife and I send them a generous check on their birthdays, anniversary and Christmas. They both are successfully employed, so this is not a financial issue.

By Annie Lane September 29, 2019
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Dear Annie: There is a friend that I met through a place that I used to work, and we stayed friends after we no longer worked together.

By Annie Lane September 28, 2019
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Dear Annie: My mom is in her 80s and in so-so health.

September 27, 2019
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Dear Annie: I read with interest the letter from “Kitchen Confidential” who had feelings regarding her partner’s unhealthy food choices in comparison to her own.

September 26, 2019
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Dear Annie: Several years ago I became the CEO of a company with employees who work hard and provide excellent service at fair prices every day.

September 25, 2019
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Dear Annie: My father-in-law has been living with us for the past two years.

September 24, 2019
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Dear Annie: After 46 years, my husband decided to leave me soon after he met a gold-digger overseas.

September 23, 2019
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Dear Annie: I moved here a year ago from another state to be closer to my son and daughter-in-law, but it seems that was not a good idea.

By Annie Lane September 22, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have never felt the need to write in until I read the letter from “Please Help Guide Me,” who is despairing about how her husband of one-and-a-half years is abusive to her and her daughter.

By Annie Lane September 21, 2019
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Dear Annie: My 81-year-old mother lives in Florida with her same-age boyfriend of 10 years in a 55-plus community, which requires residents to maintain the interior and exterior of their home.

By Annie Lane September 20, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have a friend who sends email “blasts” to a long list of recipients on a daily basis.

By Annie Lane September 19, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am a single senior woman. I am very close to a neighbor family.

By Annie Lane September 18, 2019
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Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number.

By Annie Lane October 21, 2018
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Today, we’ll hear from people who didn’t have children but would if given another chance.

By Annie Lane October 9, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have no one to go to about this. I feel so guilty for even saying this, but I hate my mom.

By Annie Lane September 27, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am an outlaw! That is to say, I am the stepmother and stepgrandmother to my husband’s children and grandchildren. I’ve been in this position for more than 15 years.

By Annie Lane September 23, 2018
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“Lisa,” a friend with whom I went to high school, got rhinoplasty — aka a nose job — between high school and college. I’m writing to you about a disagreement that’s come up between her and me recently.

By Annie Lane September 11, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m planning my birthday party. I’m renting out a room in a beautiful bar/event space downtown. I’ve got about 15 friends coming. Recently, in passing, I mentioned to one of my friends that I had ordered a cake from a bakery for the occasion. She said, “You’re getting your own cake? You shouldn’t do that! That’s sad!”

By Annie Lane September 9, 2018
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My wife and I live far from the places where we grew up, but most of our friends are still close to our respective parents. When we visit, especially now that we have children, it is always stressful because of our friends’ expectations.

September 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: I recently turned 27 and feel as if life is just passing me by. I try so many different things to find career opportunities anwd to meet other people but nothing leads to anything, and I am always stuck back at square one.

By Annie Lane August 7, 2018
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Dear Annie: On a yearly basis, my employer recognizes employees who have dedicated 10, 15, 20, etc. years of service as well as individuals who are retiring.

By Annie Lane August 6, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 70s, and he is experiencing depression from lack of contact with his children.

By Annie Lane August 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our early 60s, married for 40-plus years.

By Annie Lane August 4, 2018
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Dear Annie: A few months ago, I signed a lease on a house with my friend “Bob.”

By Annie Lane August 3, 2018
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for several years. “Cindy” seemed to be “the one” — someone who completed my life and truly loved me.

By Annie Lane August 2, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m an attractive, well-educated, mature woman.

By Annie Lane August 1, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have known “Jeffrey” for six years. For four of those years, we were just friends, and for the past two years, we’ve dated on and off.

By Annie Lane July 31, 2018
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My mother is 82 years old. I love her greatly and know I’m lucky to still have her in my life.

By Annie Lane July 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a friend in her early 60s who has been my workout partner for about 10 years.

By Annie Lane July 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: This is an indelicate subject, so anyone prone to queasiness might not want to read.

By Annie Lane July 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m in my late 50s. Approximately three years ago, because of my husband’s death, an auto accident and my loss of a job, I had to return to my parents’ home to recuperate and get back on my feet.

By Annie Lane July 27, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am seeking your advice about something that has been troubling me.

By Annie Lane July 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a middle child, with an elder sister and a younger brother. We are all within 10 years of one another.

By Annie Lane July 25, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have been divorced for many years.

By Annie Lane July 24, 2018
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Dear Annie: Earlier this week, I was swiping through a dating app, when I think I saw something really surprising and terrible

By Annie Lane July 23, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a problem that I don’t think is unique to me. I am a senior in high school and an extremely modest girl.

By Annie Lane July 22, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 71-year-old man. My relationship with my 66-year-old sister is damaged, seemingly beyond repair. We have not spoken in at least two years.

By Annie Lane July 21, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am doing graduate work online for professional development in my field.

By Annie Lane July 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have lots of nieces, nephews and other distant relatives and friends who are graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting married or having children.

By Annie Lane July 19, 2018
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Dear Annie: My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago and had sent out announcements to family and friends.

By Annie Lane July 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics.

By Annie Lane July 17, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a problem with my neighbor. I don’t know whether it’s her or me.

By Annie Lane July 17, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m a 50-something woman, who’s been married for 35 years.

By Annie Lane July 16, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a friend who I think is a snoop, though she’s otherwise a very nice person.

By Annie Lane July 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: “Nicole” and I have been friends since the time she started at my school.

By Annie Lane July 14, 2018
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Dear Annie: My mother-in-law is a very good person deep down. She is a joy to be around — when she’s sober.

By Annie Lane July 13, 2018
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Dear Annie: “Lindsay” and I dated for 2 1/2 years. Our breakup wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t a walk in the park, either.

By Annie Lane July 12, 2018
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Dear Annie: We know an elderly couple who are on a very low income, and we have helped them a lot.

By Annie Lane July 11, 2018
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Dear Annie: “Pete” was a friend of mine. He was 20 years older than I and died at the age of 87.

By Annie Lane July 10, 2018
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Dear Annie: How does one breakup with her hairstylist of more than 30 years?

By Annie Lane July 9, 2018
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Dear Annie: My love life is a disaster. Ten years ago, I had a long-distance relationship with a lady.

By Annie Lane July 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for eight years. My first marriage ended because my ex was a serial cheater and all-around creep.

By Annie Lane July 7, 2018
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Dear Annie: About six months ago, a friend confided in me that he had been sexually assaulted a year prior by a blind date.

By Annie Lane July 6, 2018
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Dear Annie: What advice would you give to a divorced man regarding “moving on”? My boyfriend and his ex-wife have been divorced for 10 years, yet she continues to manipulate him and behave spitefully toward him.

July 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: One of my elderly relatives is a real sweetheart, but she also is quite a talker.

By Annie Lane July 4, 2018
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I need some advice on what to do about my daily journals. I keep a daily journal and have for many years, including during a time when my husband was an alcoholic. He’s been sober for 27 years. (We are in our late 70s.)

By Annie Lane July 3, 2018
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My husband and I have been married for 29 years. Three years ago, I discovered that he was having an affair.

By Annie Lane July 1, 2018
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My wife passed away in 2003. We had two children, who were 5 and 7 at the time. They were pretty spoiled.

By Annie Lane June 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: With summer in full swing, we are preparing for and going to lots of barbecues. I am always grateful when our family is invited over for a barbecue on a nice summer night.

By Annie Lane June 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: I find myself in an uncomfortable situation with a friend who just moved to our town this year with her husband and baby.

By Annie Lane June 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: My mother had a workplace affair back in the 1960s that lasted for approximately 10 years. My dad knew about it, but God rest his soul, he remained with my mom and our family until he died.

By Annie Lane June 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: An acquaintance from the local golf course, where we both play every week, told me he has prostate cancer. Although he went into far more detail about the discovery, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options than I wanted to hear, I listened and expressed my sympathy.

By Annie Lane June 25, 2018
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My husband and I have been having an argument about this for the past five years, and I am really hoping you can settle it once and for all.

By Annie Lane June 24, 2018
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Dear Annie: My children and I live about 350 miles away from my parents.

By Annie Lane June 23, 2018
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Dear Annie: The artificial flowers on my grandparents’ graves have gone missing three out of the past four times my mother and I have put them out.

By Annie Lane June 22, 2018
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Dear Annie: My girlfriend (of a year) and I are both in our mid-20s and are both smokers.

By Annie Lane June 21, 2018
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Dear Annie: Seventy-one years ago, my father decided to honor his kid brother and heritage by naming me Iaina, the female derivative of Iain (also spelled Ian), and I have had to correct others’ spelling and pronunciation of it ever since.

By Annie Lane June 20, 2018
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How does one know whether she wants children?

By Annie Lane June 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am not a fan at all of potlucks at work. First of all, I think it is rude to ask employees who have worked all day to bring food into work the next day.

By Annie Lane June 17, 2018
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Dear Annie: Not long ago, I got out of a relationship with an ex who was sometimes physically abusive to me.

By Annie Lane June 16, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Grant” for a few months, though we have known each other for 20-plus years.

By Annie Lane June 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: You get lots of questions about weddings after the fact.

By Annie Lane June 14, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am feeling so desperate, angry and frustrated. I deal with depression, and my brother is certainly not helping matters.

By Annie Lane June 13, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am in a predicament. My best friend is also my neighbor, and I don’t know how to tell him I would prefer a call or text before he shows up in our house. It’s a daily occurrence.

By Annie Lane June 10, 2018
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Dear Annie: My good friend has a habit that makes it difficult for her fellow diners when she is out to eat.

By Annie Lane June 9, 2018
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Dear Annie: Wedding season is upon us. I have been married for over 30 years, and I would like to share some wisdom and hard truths with any prospective brides or grooms.

By Annie Lane June 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: I wrote this list after saying goodbye to my beloved dog, Capra, and thought you might share it with readers.

By Annie Lane June 7, 2018
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Dear Annie: A few years ago, one of my sons needed funds for support during some difficult times.

By Annie Lane June 6, 2018
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Dear Annie: My octogenarian parents recently visited my family for two weeks.

By Annie Lane June 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have made the decision to refrain from having children.

By Annie Lane June 3, 2018
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Dear To E-book or Not to E-book: There is no reversing the digital revolution, so it’s better to show your children how to use technology responsibly than to pretend it doesn’t exist.

By Annie Lane June 2, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a healthy, strong teenager who goes to a great school.

By Annie Lane June 1, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m very frustrated, and I would like your opinion, please.

By Annie Lane May 31, 2018
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Dear Annie: My 30th birthday is just around the corner, and it’s bothering me more than I’d like to admit. I know that right about now, people older than I am are probably reading this and feeling insulted and/or rolling their eyes.

By Annie Lane May 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: I work in health and wellness for the largest retailer in the world.

By Annie Lane May 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: I read your column in my local paper, and you seem to respond in an unbiased manner, so I am turning to you for advice.

By Annie Lane May 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a problem I do not know what to do about.

By Annie Lane May 27, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a doctor and have a friend whom I see at medical conferences once or twice a year.

By Annie Lane May 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: My family relocated the year I was entering ninth grade, and on the third day at my new school, as I was walking home, a girl I’ll call Ann ran up to my side, introduced herself and insisted on carrying my books to my home, some three blocks away.

By Annie Lane May 25, 2018
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Dear Annie: Last fall, my friend “Olive” and her boyfriend of five years, “John,” broke up.

By Annie Lane May 24, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am in a quandary about a situation. I am a widow. Sometime after my late husband passed away, an old friend and I renewed our friendship.

By Annie Lane May 23, 2018
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Dear Annie: I was born and raised in America but am engaged to a Nigerian guy I met on Facebook. We have been dating for two years now through text messages, video calls and phone calls.

By Annie Lane May 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: I work at a small office that employs all women. Most, including me, are older than 50.

By Annie Lane May 19, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m in a relationship with someone whom I thought would care about and love me. I met this man almost 10 years ago.

By Annie Lane May 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a friend who is going through a tough time, and I am wondering how I can help her.

By Annie Lane May 17, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have had some difficulty getting pregnant. I am 32 and feel the clock ticking as each day without my having a fertility doctor passes.

By Annie Lane May 16, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m a woman in my mid-20s.

By Annie Lane May 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: Twenty-five years ago, my husband and I honeymooned in Kenya.

By Annie Lane May 13, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband of nearly 50 years recently retired from a long and successful career as a litigator. He loved his work very much and rarely lost a case.

By Annie Lane May 12, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a gay divorced father of three. I divorced the mother of my children after almost 30 very difficult years of psychological and physical abuse.

By Annie Lane May 11, 2018
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Dear Annie: From the time you are born, your parents and elders tell you to always tell the truth.

By Annie Lane May 10, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m hoping you’ll print this for Be Kind to Animals Week.

By Annie Lane May 9, 2018
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Dear Annie: My girlfriend and I have been dating for a little over 10 months now, and she has been pushing for an engagement since month three.

By Annie Lane May 6, 2018
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Dear Annie: I recently just had a beautiful baby boy. He is the love of our lives.

By Annie Lane May 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: I know this is a subject that has come up many times, but I would like my husband and his cronies to read it at their local breakfast group.

By Annie Lane May 4, 2018
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Dear Annie: I reconnected with an old male schoolmate of mine, and we became friends. We would talk occasionally and send emails to each other.

By Annie Lane May 3, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m a man in my late 40s living with my 40-year-old girlfriend of five years.

By Annie Lane May 2, 2018
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A friend recently set me up with an amazing man.

By Annie Lane May 1, 2018
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My husband and I have been married for nearly 30 years.

April 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: One of my friends has always been bossy.

By Annie Lane April 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I pretty much agree on things, but we disagree when it comes to where to vacation. I grew up skiing.

By Annie Lane April 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a grandma trying to keep my nose out of my son’s life. “Barry” and my daughter-in-law have been separated for six years but are not divorced.

By Annie Lane April 27, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a friend who, over the years, has been a lovely person.

By Annie Lane April 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are both in our mid-80s, and we are beginning to experience health issues.

By Annie Lane April 25, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband passed away seven years ago from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. We had very dear friends whom we went everywhere with — church, movies, plays, vacations.

By Annie Lane April 24, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have had a very close friend for many years. She was diagnosed with cancer, and I wanted to stand by her, of course.

By Annie Lane April 22, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am writing to you looking for help with substance abuse.

By Annie Lane April 21, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m not sure whether there is any advice you can give me, but here goes.

By Annie Lane April 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 72-year-old married (for now) man.

By Annie Lane April 19, 2018
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Dear Annie: The other day, I was working from a cafe close to my house.

By Annie Lane April 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: My mom recently had a health scare. Although she is OK for now, it has limited her mobility, and she’s not nearly so active as she used to be.

By Annie Lane April 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: My son’s best friend, “Travis,” has started to call me by my first name. For as long as I can remember, I was “Mrs. Thomas.”

By Annie Lane April 14, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 50-year-old woman. I have two adult children and two grandchildren.

By Annie Lane April 13, 2018
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Dear Annie: My elder brother, his girlfriend and I have always been very close. Let’s call them “Ryan” and “Beth.”

By Annie Lane April 12, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a question of etiquette. Our adult sons (who are older than 40), their wives and our grandchildren often visit over the weekends for family sit-down dinners.

By Annie Lane April 11, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 20-year-old woman, and I feel that my family is toxic for me. My grandfather, aunts and uncles have raised me since I was 3 years old.

By Annie Lane April 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 60s and now both retired. About 18 months ago, I picked up his cellphone by mistake.

By Annie Lane April 7, 2018
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Dear Annie: My 52-year-old stepdaughter is on drugs and has been for 20 years.

By Annie Lane April 6, 2018
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Dear Readers: Recently, I printed a letter from “Sad and Frustrated Beyond Words,” who was at her wits’ end with her husband, who has hearing loss but refuses to get help.

By Annie Lane April 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: This is an issue I imagine many people are having. Sometimes my family members post things I disagree with online.

By Annie Lane April 4, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m at my wits’ end, and I really hope you can help. I love my children, and I love being a mother, but my youngest seems to want to make that as hard as possible for me.

By Annie Lane April 1, 2018
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Dear Annie: I hope you can help me with a friendship problem I am having. A group of six or seven of us get together for birthdays and other events.

By Annie Lane March 31, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m feeling stuck. Recently, my boyfriend of two years and I have been looking at new places to move into together.

By Annie Lane March 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: For the past few months, my phone has just about exploded with calls from telemarketers and scammers.

By Annie Lane March 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: My daughter and her best friend are 30. When her friend was 12, she lost both her parents.

By Annie Lane March 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’ve read so many stories in your column about terrible in-laws. I’m sure most in-laws think they are wonderful and justify their behavior.

By Annie Lane March 25, 2018
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Dear Annie: I came to the United States back in the late 1980s.

By Annie Lane March 24, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 26-year-old gay man who has recently entered a new relationship after being single for nearly four years.

By Annie Lane March 23, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m in my late 30s. I’ve read the many letters you’ve printed about how thank-you notes have gone the way of the dodo.

By Annie Lane March 22, 2018
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Dear Annie: My mother is in her 80s, and I love her very much. At her age, she has earned certain privileges.

By Annie Lane March 21, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am trying to handle a delicate situation at the office.

By Annie Lane March 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: “Susie” and I are long-term friends. We’ve known each other for 40 years.

By Annie Lane March 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: As hard as it is for me to talk about this, my problem is that I suffer from addiction.

By Annie Lane March 17, 2018
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Dear Annie: My roommate has an annoying habit. Every time he uses the bathroom, he keeps the water running.

By Annie Lane March 16, 2018
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Dear Annie: Frustration is interrupting my sleep, upsetting my stomach and leaving me on the edge of tears or screaming.

By Annie Lane March 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: After working my whole life, I am retiring in a couple of weeks.

By Annie Lane March 14, 2018
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Dear Annie: My wife, “Andrea,” bumped into an old friend, “Gary,” at our tennis club’s New Year’s Eve party.

By Annie Lane March 11, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a beautiful daughter in her mid-20s. She is attractive, bright, friendly and hardworking.

By Annie Lane March 10, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 36-year-old man living with my father.

By Annie Lane March 9, 2018
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Dear Annie: There are three sisters in my family. Two of us are childless.

By Annie Lane March 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am an attractive and well-educated divorced woman. Recently, a man whom I dated several years ago contacted me.

By Annie Lane March 7, 2018
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My sister is 75 years old. She is a hoarder. ...

By Annie Lane March 4, 2018
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When did it become OK to not send thank-you notes for wedding and shower gifts?

By Annie Lane March 3, 2018
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It makes me so sad to watch my family grow old. My grandfather has been in denial about his aging process, and now it’s creeping up on him from behind.

By Annie Lane March 1, 2018
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She was fed up with her husband’s looking at titillating photos of women online and was curious about how other readers have approached this issue in their marriages.

By Annie Lane February 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: My problem isn’t new. I’m sure many women have experienced it.

By Annie Lane February 25, 2018
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Dear Annie: I want your readers who think they may have an eating disorder to know that they are not alone and that their condition is treatable. I am living proof!

By Annie Lane February 24, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m a 69-year-old retired widow living on a fixed income.

By Annie Lane February 23, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 10 years. My husband and I live about 15 minutes from his mother.

By Annie Lane February 22, 2018
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Dear Annie: My middle child graduated from college last year and has been driving me crazy ever since.

By Annie Lane February 21, 2018
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I am a stay-at-home mom with three children under the age of 6.

By Annie Lane February 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’ve been feeling very inspired lately.

By Annie Lane February 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 11 years.

By Annie Lane February 17, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 16, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have had this issue with a certain family member, and I am hoping you can advise me on what to do.

By Annie Lane February 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: Ever since “Pokemon Go” came out, my husband has been spending a lot of time playing it.

By Annie Lane February 14, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 13, 2018
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Dear Annie: About a year and a half ago, the absolute love of my life and I broke up.

By Annie Lane February 11, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m suffering from what I call vigilance fatigue.

By Annie Lane February 10, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 9, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m hoping you can settle a little disagreement between my 16-year-old daughter and me.

By Annie Lane February 7, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 4, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 3, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am either in a predicament or being overly sensitive, and I trust you to tell me the truth either way.

By Annie Lane February 2, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane February 1, 2018
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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?

By Annie Lane January 31, 2018
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You frequently write about tipping, but I’ve never seen a column about housekeepers, which is one of the hardest jobs.

By Annie Lane January 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m in a three-year relationship with my boyfriend.

By Annie Lane January 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: Our beloved family dog, Dasher, passed away last year. Dasher was a husky.

By Annie Lane January 27, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle.

January 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a 32-year-old married man with two children.

By Annie Lane January 25, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am in my 60s, as are my brothers and sisters, and we’re all retired.

By Annie Lane January 24, 2018
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I read your column daily and always like your tough love and sensible advice.

By Annie Lane January 23, 2018
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Tim told Robert that he was infatuated with him when they were younger, and one of his dying wishes was to see Robert naked.

By Annie Lane January 22, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 21, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have been a practicing dermatologist for over 20 years.

By Annie Lane January 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: My grandson “Logan” was fathered by someone other than his elder and younger brothers’ father, “Ron.”

By Annie Lane January 19, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 18, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 17, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 16, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 15, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 14, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 13, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 12, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 11, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 10, 2018
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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:

By Annie Lane January 9, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am a middle child with two elder brothers, a younger sister and a younger brother.

By Annie Lane January 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a will that I made out several years ago but needs revising.

By Annie Lane January 7, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 6, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a somewhat uncomfortable question.

By Annie Lane January 4, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a friend who talks very loudly. It’s quite annoying and irritating.

By Annie Lane January 3, 2018
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My 36-year-old stepson, “Greg,” acts as if he’s married to my husband. It’s like a constant battle to outdo me.

By Annie Lane January 2, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane January 1, 2018
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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.

By Annie Lane December 31, 2017
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Dear Annie: Please settle an argument that has been raging in my household — more specifically, my kitchen — for years.

December 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: A while ago, my husband and I co-signed a car loan for my son.

By Annie Lane December 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: When my dad passed away several years ago, he left a certificate of deposit to me.

By Annie Lane December 28, 2017
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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.

By Annie Lane December 27, 2017
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Dear Readers: I recently published a letter from “Not Comfortable,” who is helping to raise her three granddaughters. She stated that coed sleepovers seem to be the norm for children in her town, and she wondered what reader consensus is on that topic.

By Annie Lane December 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife is borderline addicted to “Words With Friends” (an app game similar to Scrabble), and it’s causing me concern, in addition to creating some strife within our marriage.

By Annie Lane December 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: My middle-aged confirmed bachelor brother-in-law is a frequent and welcome dinner guest at our house.

By Annie Lane December 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a baby boomer and appreciate the 20th-century tradition of “rising to the occasion” and taking in meals if a family member is ill or if there has been a death in the family.

By Annie Lane December 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have an old and close friend I’ve known for 50 years. We live far apart, and the only way to talk is by telephone.

By Annie Lane December 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: Last weekend, I got a text from my dad that said: “I’m going vegan LOL.” (Yes, he says “LOL.” He’s hip like that.)

By Annie Lane December 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have a loving daughter, and I respect her husband greatly.

By Annie Lane December 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am asking you to reprint your column with the letter from “Neil,” who lost his wife to cancer and was having a difficult time coping with his grief.

By Annie Lane December 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: I know this is short notice, seeing as my question is about Christmas, but I’m hoping that you can publish an answer. I’m quite sure there are others in my shoes.

By Annie Lane December 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband has a large family.

By Annie Lane December 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have always enjoyed hosting events for our family over the years.

By Annie Lane December 16, 2017
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I was told recently by a neighbor that the neighbors next door to me call me Mrs. Kravitz, a reference to the nosy neighbor on “Bewitched.” I am bewildered and hurt.

By Annie Lane December 15, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 22 years, and to my knowledge, he has always been committed to me and our family.

By Annie Lane December 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: My stepson, “Dale,” lives off benefits from the government and his father -- my sweet, loving husband, who is in his 70s.

By Annie Lane December 13, 2017
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I have a friend who is always late. Lunch, dinner, concerts, movies -- I don’t think I’ve ever gone to an outing with her when she hasn’t shown up 10 or 15 minutes late.

By Annie Lane December 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am at a loss as to how to get my car back from my mom’s house.

By Annie Lane December 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: A friend whom I have known for 40-plus years got married for the second time in his life five years ago.

December 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: It’s been over a year now since my wife left for the fourth time.

By Annie Lane December 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old man with two teenage sons. I have been married to my second wife for almost a year.

By Annie Lane December 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m at my wits’ end dealing with my friend’s glum, woe-is-me attitude.

By Annie Lane December 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: At the recent Thanksgiving celebration, I was again faced with a situation that has bothered me for some time now.

By Annie Lane December 6, 2017
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When my (now adult) son was a teenager, my husband allowed him to have girls stay in his room, yet he would throw a fit if his sister (the mother of these girls we are talking about) even had a boy over watching a movie. He would actually call her derogatory names. Now we have a 16-year-old son, whom he lets do whatever he wants. I’m the only disciplinarian for him, but even then, my husband will override me.

By Annie Lane December 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: My friend bought a condo in Florida.

By Annie Lane December 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve been married for almost 20 years, and for all of those years, my in-laws have ruined my holiday season.

December 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: The other day, I was out for lunch with a woman I recently became friends with.

By Annie Lane December 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: For 37 years, I’ve been married to a sociopath.

December 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am concerned about one of my friends, “Amanda.” She and I are both middle-aged housewives with only part-time jobs.

By Annie Lane November 30, 2017
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I divorced an extremely wealthy, abusive and narcissistic man five years ago. My divorce was a horror. He hacked my phone, email and Facebook account and put a tracking device on my car.

By Annie Lane November 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I was recently a victim of fraud.

By Annie Lane November 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: Please settle a disagreement between my elder sister and me. We will abide by your decision.

By Annie Lane November 26, 2017
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I’ve been dating “Tim” for about a year. When we first started dating, I was intimidated by how pretty some of his female friends were, but that feeling faded when I got to know them.

By Annie Lane November 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I do not get to see my friend “Amy” as often as I’d like because of our busy schedules.

By Annie Lane November 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have both been married before, and our children are from our first marriages.

By Annie Lane November 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have just retired, and I’m beginning to worry about our personality differences.

By Annie Lane November 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: For the past year, I have been working as a licensed nursing assistant, taking care of residents. I love the patients, and I’ve gotten very close to them. But the facility administration itself doesn’t work with employees to meet their needs.

By Annie Lane November 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: Recent revelations regarding sexual harassment have prompted me to examine some of my own behavior and actions as they relate to women.

By Annie Lane November 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: I recently attended a couple of weddings that left me baffled.

By Annie Lane November 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, “Tom,” is 70 years old and a totally disabled Navy veteran.

By Annie Lane November 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am inclined to ask for an outside opinion after spending time with my grandkids at their home last night and witnessing a lot of violent behavior with which they got away.

By Annie Lane November 16, 2017
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In this day and age, it is very hard to ignore what people are doing in their private lives when it’s plastered all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Specifically, I am referring to photos of social gatherings that have me feeling left out.

By Annie Lane November 15, 2017
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I need your advice. In my social life and at my places of employment, I used to tell people that the man who raised me with my mom was not my biological father.

November 14, 2017
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My husband of 45 years and I are at our wits’ end. We have seen counselors and even tried hypnosis, to no avail.

By Annie Lane November 13, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m interested in so many things that I think I have become a jack-of-all-trades.

By Annie Lane November 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I disagree on when to discard milk. Lately, I find that our milk is spoiled by the “sell by” date on the bottle.

By Annie Lane November 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: I recently discovered that the man I called Dad all my life was not my biological father, after he passed away last year.

By Annie Lane November 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: I occasionally have lunch with a relative whose company I enjoy.

By Annie Lane November 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: Two elderly friends I know who live far away made plans to spend about six days in my city.

By Annie Lane November 8, 2017
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I have witnessed a change in a local American Legion post over the past several years.

By Annie Lane November 7, 2017
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I am in my 20s and working multiple jobs. A few years ago, I began substitute teaching at the elementary school in the town I grew up in.

By Annie Lane November 6, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 26 years.

By Annie Lane November 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: If anyone could ever die of a broken heart, it would be me at 77.

By Annie Lane November 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m a man in my 30s who is a nudist at heart. Though I enjoy doing things clothes-free, my wife, “Jamie,” does not.

By Annie Lane November 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve spent years watching my youngest brother tear my family apart, and now I need to make it stop.

By Annie Lane November 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am 57 years old. My wife and I have been married for 20 years, and we don’t have kids.

By Annie Lane November 1, 2017
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Just the other day, my son, “Ben,” was talking to his stepdad, and he said some hurtful things about me — that I’m all about me, that it’s always my way or the highway.

By Annie Lane October 31, 2017
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My cousin “Jake” married our mutual friend “Barb” more than 20 years ago. He cheated on her often during the first 10 years of their marriage.

October 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am from Northern California. I went to college back East and worked in New York for three years after school.

By Annie Lane October 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: My girlfriend, “Lenna,” and I have been together for about 2 1/2 years.

By Annie Lane October 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have three dogs. I love them and treat them well.

By Annie Lane October 27, 2017
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My daughter, an eighth-grader, had always enjoyed going to school until recently.

By Annie Lane October 26, 2017
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My husband and I have had a cat for two years, and it is amazing how close we are to that little furry animal.

October 25, 2017
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I have three childhood friends who also still live in the area where we grew up, and we get together for lunch or dinner every month or two.

By Annie Lane October 24, 2017
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Your help is needed to resolve a family problem.

By Annie Lane October 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a 13-year-old boy in Kentucky, and my friend told me about you and said you could probably help me.

By Annie Lane October 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: My girlfriend, “Lucy,” and I started dating three years ago, during our senior year of college.

By Annie Lane October 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: A close friend, “Jenna,” has a mental illness: She hoards. Her house would be condemned if the health administration were to go there.

By Annie Lane October 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: I love reading your column so much that I have decided to ask your opinion on a sensitive issue.

By Annie Lane October 18, 2017
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My daughter is single and raising two sons. Her husband died in an automobile accident four years ago.

October 17, 2017
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My son and his wife have been married for 11 years, and my daughter-in-law, age 31, has struggled with alcoholism, depression and anxiety for the past six years.

By Annie Lane October 16, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m a woman in my 90s. My husband and I were married in 1949 when I was 21. He died in 2001. We have one son.

By Annie Lane October 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: This is a problem I know my family will have pretty soon.

By Annie Lane October 13, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for 20 years and married for four.

By Annie Lane October 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: I need your advice. My very musically gifted high school senior appears to want to go to college and major in music performance. But he is refusing to visit colleges.

By Annie Lane October 11, 2017
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My husband and I have been married for more than 40 years. During the first five years of our marriage, he confessed to several instances of infidelity.

By Annie Lane October 10, 2017
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I liked the advice you gave about not moving in with a partner too soon in a relationship, but my situation is quite the opposite.

October 9, 2017
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At age 50, thanks to loving support, I’m starting to stand up to my controlling mother.

By Annie Lane October 8, 2017
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I am a 41-year-old happily married man with three beautiful children. I have created a problem that I have no idea how to resolve.

By Annie Lane October 7, 2017
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I recently was on a short flight. A young couple and their two children were seated behind me. One was 11 months old; the other was 2 years old.

By Annie Lane October 6, 2017
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While clearing out my desk and bookshelf for some late spring-cleaning, I came across a few business cards from folks I, at one time, thought I would definitely need or want to stay in contact with.

By Annie Lane October 5, 2017
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I am a 13-year-old girl in Montreal. I go to a private high-tech school with nice friends and teachers. I have divorced parents and an elder brother, “Edward.”

By Annie Lane October 4, 2017
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I am having issues with my sister, “Sharon.” We are both in our early 50s and have always had a good relationship, but she and my husband, “Rick,” haven’t gotten along in the 26 years I’ve been married.

By Annie Lane October 3, 2017
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My friend “Brianna” and I recently got into a fight via text messaging.

October 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: Three years ago, my former high school sweetheart and I had a one-night stand.

By Annie Lane October 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: My father-in-law and mother-in-law died a couple of years ago, months apart from each other.

By Annie Lane September 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are retired. We are in our 70s, and he is in poor health.

September 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: Why do people think it is OK to say rude things to very thin people?

By Annie Lane September 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I live in a very small Montana town with a very short summer season.

By Annie Lane September 27, 2017
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I have been married for seven years. My husband has had not one but several affairs.

By Annie Lane September 26, 2017
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How do you determine whether an associate is experiencing some memory loss, dementia or cognitive decline?

September 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: I moved from the city to the country about 20 years ago, and now that my husband is deceased, I plan to return to an urban environment.

By Annie Lane September 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a 75-year-old woman in good health, and I’ve been married for 54 years.

By Annie Lane September 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: I would like your opinion on a recent incident that happened to me. I went to my son’s house to go out to dinner with him and his family to celebrate his birthday.

By Annie Lane September 22, 2017
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About two years ago, my wife of 20 years, “Cynthia,” and I divorced.

By Annie Lane September 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: Our family is like most families — dysfunctional. Our father worked two jobs most of his life to better himself for the good of his family.

By Annie Lane September 20, 2017
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My wife and I have been together since we were just out of high school.

By Annie Lane September 19, 2017
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I am a 15-year-old boy, and my family hates me because I am gay.

By Annie Lane September 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: After going to college out of state and graduating a few years ago, I moved home with my parents so I could save money while attending graduate school.

By Annie Lane September 17, 2017
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My father was always a good financial provider to our family when I was growing up.

By Annie Lane September 16, 2017
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Last summer, my granddaughter “Emily” got married. Her mother, “Angie” (my daughter), lives in the same town as Emily and said I could stay with her while I was in town.

September 15, 2017
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My sister had a miscarriage this week, and I’m at a bit of a loss.

By Annie Lane September 14, 2017
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My wife and I have been married for close to 40 years. Though the sex was never great, it at least used to be enjoyable.

By Annie Lane September 13, 2017
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I just moved into a new apartment complex and went to my first open board meeting.

By Annie Lane September 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: When he is awake, my husband is a mild-mannered person who rarely raises his voice. He is not very talkative and reads most of the day.

By Annie Lane September 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a proud mother of two loving, bright and beautiful young children, ages 4 and 6. They were both adopted, and I was fortunate enough to hold them within hours of their births.

By Annie Lane September 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: My 28-year-old son, “Jerry,” will not pay his college loan bill — which is $85,000 — even though he has a good job.

By Annie Lane September 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: My 94-year-old mother has had a sweetheart for about eight years.

By Annie Lane September 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: I would like your opinion on a very distressing problem that I — along with a lot of other females, I’m sure — have.

By Annie Lane September 6, 2017
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Dear Annie: We have some new neighbors, and our backyards are adjoining. We enjoy sitting out on our deck on nice evenings and enjoying the weather with a drink and snack.

By Annie Lane September 5, 2017
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My first serious boyfriend was rude, was crude and lacked compassion. My family members were very unhappy the entire time we were together, but they held their tongues out of respect for my judgment.

September 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve been a successful trumpet player for five years now and in marching band for three.

By Annie Lane September 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: After 30 years of living with my wife and her dogs, we divorced 10 years ago.

By Annie Lane September 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married 34 years. He’s a wonderful man. His sister, “Debbie,” is awful.

By Annie Lane September 1, 2017
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I was at my brother’s home for my sister-in-law’s birthday a few weeks ago.

August 31, 2017
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Dear Annie: After more than 25 years of marriage, I still feel more alone being married to my husband than I would if I were actually alone.

By Annie Lane August 30, 2017
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I have a family dilemma. My mother is 95 years old and still living in her own home.

By Annie Lane August 29, 2017
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My husband, “Matthew,” and I started dating at 15, got married at 21 and have been happily married for 45 years.

August 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: Please help me address an issue regarding “Laurie,” a fellow senior lady with whom I’ve been friends for 17 years.

By Annie Lane August 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve got three little words caught in my throat. I can’t decide whether or not to tell my girlfriend I love her.

By Annie Lane August 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m 24 years old and trying to get a better handle on my life. A year ago, I was unemployed for a few months.

By Annie Lane August 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been happily married for eight years and were blessed with healthy triplets four years ago.

By Annie Lane August 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am 13 years old, and I live in Kentucky. I have a problem with my parents that I can’t fix.

By Annie Lane August 23, 2017
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I recently joined a board game group. A friend had told me to come and play. Two women in the group are very competitive; one is my friend.

By Annie Lane August 22, 2017
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My husband and I are at an impasse. He wants to have a fourth child; I want to stick with three.

By Annie Lane August 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our mid-80s. During our life together, we’ve rarely discussed money.

By Annie Lane August 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: After college, I moved across the country to New York City.

By Annie Lane August 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m 81 years old. Of all the issues I read about regarding seniors, no one seems to acknowledge this one, and I just know I am not alone in this: the grief of trying to come to grips with the fact that I am old.

By Annie Lane August 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have a co-worker who, for many reasons, drives me up the wall.

By Annie Lane August 16, 2017
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I have a gray problem — and not with my hair. I am surrounded by black-and-white-minded friends and family.

By Annie Lane August 15, 2017
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I was in a toxic relationship with a woman, “Melanie,” several months back and am really happy to be out of it.

August 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m in a difficult situation I’m hoping you can help with. You see, my soul mate is married.

By Annie Lane August 13, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband of 44 years passed away from Alzheimer’s disease six years ago.

By Annie Lane August 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: This is a constant debate in my house, and I am sure it is in others.

By Annie Lane August 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: Lord willing, next month I’ll turn 67. In a recent column, you solicited seniors to write about issues they are facing.

By Annie Lane August 10, 2017
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I am sure that you have dealt with this in the past, but we have a friend in our circle who cannot stop talking.

By Annie Lane August 9, 2017
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I have been married for 23 years to my husband. I was a stay-at-home mom for 12 of those years and took care of our three sons (one who had special needs).

By Annie Lane August 8, 2017
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When my mom’s husband died, we moved her from another state to an assisted living facility a few miles from our house.

By Annie Lane August 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: This morning, I spent 45 minutes in a relatively small space participating in a biweekly Spin class.

By Annie Lane August 6, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have an 11-year-old daughter who has ADHD. Most of the time we are able to control her behaviors and impulsiveness with medication.

By Annie Lane August 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: My alcoholic sister, “Laura,” failed miserably in raising her son, “Sean,” who spent his life inflicting misery and mayhem on our family and on society as a whole.

By Annie Lane August 4, 2017
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I am overwhelmed by life right now, and I’m hoping you can help.

By Annie Lane August 3, 2017
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Being 76 years old and in the twilight of my life, I have truly “been there, done that” in so many ways. I have seen much, done much and still search for much.

August 2, 2017
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I’m a writer and photographer for a regional magazine. In my town, there’s a local celebrity whom I think has gotten a big career on not-so-big talent.

August 1, 2017
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I hope you can stand another letter about roommate problems.

July 31, 2017
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Dear Annie: Am I being selfish and perhaps jealous, too?

By Annie Lane July 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our mid-70s, are retired and have been living in our lovely home for 10 years.

By Annie Lane July 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: We belong to a private club. The club policy allows a member to sponsor a nonmember so that the nonmember can have an event at the club.

By Annie Lane July 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: My sister and I have a lying, cheating brother who has bankrupted our elderly parents through his recklessness and greed.

By Annie Lane July 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: My little sister moved to the town where I live a few months ago.

By Annie Lane July 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: I need advice on how to deal with my husband’s friend.

By Annie Lane July 25, 2017
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Typically, I thrive when I’m in a fast-paced, busy environment. I am getting my master’s degree in nutrition, am working a part-time job, have a boyfriend and am training for a marathon.

By Annie Lane July 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve wrestled with whether to send you a letter, because my story is so unbelievable I’m still trying to convince myself it didn’t happen.

By Annie Lane July 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: My conflicts with my sister, “Amy,” began when she crossed boundaries in an incident between our adult children.

By Annie Lane July 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: I currently live in a small town in rural Missouri.

By Annie Lane July 21, 2017
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I have noticed a shift in common communication skills over the past few years in the workplace that I believe has been caused by texting, and it has quickly become a pet peeve of mine.

By Annie Lane July 20, 2017
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I’m young, and as most young adults do, I have an interest in musicians, authors, artists, etc.

By Annie Lane July 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: We have all been told to avoid discussions of politics and religion when dining out with friends, and for many years I found this easy to practice. But lately, it seems that many of my friends insist on talking about politics.

By Annie Lane July 18, 2017
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It’s no secret that there is a stigma when it comes to mental health in today’s society. I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for several years now, and I’m fortunate to have it “under control,” so to speak, thanks to therapy and medication.

July 17, 2017
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I have never seen a question like this in your column, but here goes. My Sunday school class mostly consists of senior adults. ...

By Annie Lane July 16, 2017
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I’m a 16-year-old high-school sophomore. I’m a straight-A student, the president of my school’s National Honor Society chapter and a soccer player...

By Annie Lane July 15, 2017
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I’m a 40-something divorced mother of two and grandmother of five. I have wonderful relationships with my children and grandchildren.

By Annie Lane July 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: I recently called a friend to see whether her college-age daughter, “Tiffany,” could baby-sit for my 1 1/2-year-old granddaughter from 6 to 8 p.m. on a Saturday so I could attend a reception at a local club.

By Annie Lane July 13, 2017
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I love chocolates, especially when they are in a box from a candy store or pharmacy. The problem is that once I start eating them, I can’t stop!

By Annie Lane July 12, 2017
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I have many close friends from different groups. My time with each of them is very important, and I don’t want to be tied down to one friend.

By Annie Lane July 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am 75 years old. My wife of more than 50 years died suddenly and without warning a year and a half ago, and I began drinking excessively almost immediately.

July 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: Help! I have several friends and a stepdaughter who are lovely, thoughtful and kind people.

By Annie Lane July 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: I was married to a man for 15 years and grew very close to his parents.

By Annie Lane July 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: I love technology. I embrace it and think that it adds value to my life and pushes the human race forward.

By Annie Lane July 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: I recently attended the wedding of a college friend of mine.

July 6, 2017
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Shortly, I will shower and prepare to spend the day with my ex-boyfriend. “Pat” is 60, and I am 67.

By Annie Lane July 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am distraught by my mother-in-law and father-in-law.

By Annie Lane July 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am over 70 years old and in failing health. My stepbrother, “Tom,” is 58.

By Annie Lane July 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: I never thought that I would find myself writing to you, but I need advice on how to handle a situation with my neighbors’ 10-year-old son.

By Annie Lane July 2, 2017
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On Dec. 13, 1995, my 20-year-old son was killed in an accident at work. I was devastated. I had started putting up Christmas decorations before his death. But after his death, I had no desire to put any more up, so I decided to give the tree away.

By Annie Lane July 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: My question has to do with end-of-life care. I have been beside my father, my mother and my husband as they died. Hospice was used in all three cases.

By Annie Lane June 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Hector,” and I have been dating for four years. Like any couple, we’ve had our ups and downs.

June 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: Maybe I am overly sensitive, but there are so many commercials with children doing things that they really should not be doing, and it makes me wonder about the younger adults who find this cute.

June 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have a problem with my neighbor that I don’t know how to handle.

By Annie Lane June 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband loves to read your advice, but when it comes to my giving him advice, it’s a different story.

By Annie Lane June 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am one of a group of guys who have been friends and card players for over 30 years.

By Annie Lane June 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: If I go to bed and watch TV, my husband insists I turn the TV off when he gets there.

By Annie Lane June 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I divorced over a year ago after a 35-year marriage that was very dysfunctional — although my adult children and ex-husband did not see it that way.

By Annie Lane June 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: A year after my wife of 21 years and I divorced, I reconnected with a woman I had met some 30 years before.

By Annie Lane June 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am 63, and I help daily with my 94-year-old mother, who lives by herself.

By Annie Lane June 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am in my 60s and 6 feet 7 inches tall, and I am fed up with being approached by total strangers who ask such things as, “How tall are you?” “Did you play basketball?” “How tall is your wife?” “Your children?” And then there are the same tired jokes: “How is the weather up there?” “Let me know when it starts raining.” “How’s the air up there?”

June 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: All the advice columns I’ve read recommend not moving in together before marriage — or at least not before you and your partner have been dating for a year.

By Annie Lane June 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: Can you give me some advice about how to adjust to my husband’s imminent early-ish retirement?

By Annie Lane June 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: As is probably the case for many women in their mid-20s, I live with roommates.

By Annie Lane June 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband takes antidepressants. He suffers from severe anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

By Annie Lane June 16, 2017
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Dear Annie: This is my 36th year as a stepmother, and I am writing in hopes of helping others who are taking the huge step of blending families.

By Annie Lane June 15, 2017
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Dear Annie: Two years after my mentally ill mother passed away, my retired 76-year-old father, “Juan,” started dating a 61-year-old woman, “Lucy.”

By Annie Lane June 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am an only child. I have always been very close to my mother.

By Annie Lane June 13, 2017
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I hope you can settle a conflict I have with my boyfriend of almost nine years.

June 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: My youngest son, “Thomas,” met his present wife, “Eva,” 13 years ago.

By Annie Lane June 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a woman in my mid-60s with multiple sclerosis, which is under control.

By Annie Lane June 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our late 50s and met in high school. “Barb” was the girl of my dreams, a cheerleader, popular and athletic.

By Annie Lane June 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: I feel torn and guilty that I’m not doing enough to take care of my mom.

By Annie Lane June 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a 29-year-old intensive care nurse. I have been blessed with what many people would want, an amazing husband and daughter. But inside I am at a loss for words when it comes to facing how I can help my mother or surpass this hardship that my family has dealt with for so many years.

By Annie Lane June 6, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’d like your opinion on what I feel was a breach of etiquette on the part of my nephew’s new mother-in-law.

By Annie Lane June 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a 21-year-old soon-to-be senior in college applying to law school.

By Annie Lane June 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband of 18 years recently had a stroke and is in rehabilitation because of partial paralysis.

By Annie Lane June 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: Seven months after attending a wedding, I just received a computer-generated thank-you note.

By Annie Lane June 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have shared a very close relationship with “Sue” for over 50 years. We worked together as young adults and have remained dear friends throughout the years.

By Annie Lane June 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am 44 years old and have been dating a 48-year-old man for 2 1/2 years.

By Annie Lane May 31, 2017
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My 35-year-old daughter can’t seem to meet a decent man to have a relationship with. She has never married but has had several long-term relationships.

By Annie Lane May 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: Despite the passage of considerable time, sadly this topic is still one worthy of second thought and action.

By Annie Lane May 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have known since I was a teenager that I am my uncle’s daughter.

By Annie Lane May 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a widow with many children and stepchildren, who all are adults.

By Annie Lane May 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: First, may I start off by saying I love animals, especially dogs. I have had several dogs and loved them, as they loved me, unconditionally.

By Annie Lane May 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: In 2013, I lost my brother to a drug-induced heart attack.

By Annie Lane May 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: We are the grandparents of two very precious children.

By Annie Lane May 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have read your advice column off and on for a while and am excited to see you have a Facebook page that you post things to.

By Annie Lane May 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: We have a situation in our family, and it may be a problem in other families. Maybe you have an answer to help us all.

By Annie Lane May 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: I was engaged for about two years and ended the engagement and relationship after realizing that despite our fondness for each other, we would just not be able to live together.

By Annie Lane May 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: Today my sister and I were looking at dresses at our local J.C. Penney.

By Annie Lane May 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: Six weeks ago, my wife of 14 years and the mother of my two kids told me that our marriage is over.

By Annie Lane May 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for 30 years.

By Annie Lane May 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together for four years, married for one.

By Annie Lane May 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: I gave my 5-year-old son a PlayStation 4 for Christmas. He has since logged countless hours on his new favorite game, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.”

By Annie Lane May 16, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have been living with my partner for 36 years. By all outside appearances, he is a very good man. And in many ways, he is. But in the important ways, he is not.

By Annie Lane May 15, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am the father of two married girls, who both have made bad decisions on spouses — one in her first marriage and the other in her second marriage.

By Annie Lane May 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: I work in an office with mostly wonderful ladies with whom I, in general, get along well with.

By Annie Lane May 13, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am writing to you with a problem that probably seems pretty petty compared with some of the more life-or-death questions you get, but I am too embarrassed to bring it up with anyone else, so here goes.

By Annie Lane May 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: I feel like a cliche. About a year and a half ago, after six years of dating, “Jon” and I broke up — or more accurately, Jon broke up with me.

May 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: My three children are all grown and married and are in their early to mid-30s. They have three children among them, ages 14 years, 10 years and 1 month.

By Annie Lane May 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: I need your help with something. I am still in high school and have hit a bump in the road with a relationship issue.

By Annie Lane May 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: Our only child died of a quickly moving cancer.

By Annie Lane May 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a somewhat attractive, financially independent woman in her 50s, and I’ve been divorced for 27 years.

By Annie Lane May 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: Last year, I took my buddy “John” on an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas.

By Annie Lane May 6, 2017
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Dear Annie: On a recent out-of-town excursion to do some shopping and planning for a new bathroom installation, we found ourselves in a very annoying predicament.

By Annie Lane May 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a single mom with two boys, ages 4 and 7.

By Annie Lane May 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am writing because another Mother’s Day will soon be upon us and, once again, my grown stepchildren — who were grown and on their own when their parents divorced — will ignore me.

By Annie Lane May 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: Our family is going through the end-of-life challenges of my husband’s final illness.

May 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: My 17-year-old son will be graduating soon, and the question is: Does Dad get invited?

By Annie Lane May 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: When it’s snowed and you’ve shoveled clear a parking place for yourself, is it OK for other people to park in the spot you’ve cleared when you’re elsewhere and not occupying it?

By Annie Lane April 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: For the past two months, I’ve been dating a man; let’s call him “Matt.” Matt, like me, is in his early 30s.

By Annie Lane April 29, 2017
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Dear Annie: My wife’s sexual desire disappeared with menopause, although there was little desire even before then. I still like, need and enjoy sex.

By Annie Lane April 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I recently reconnected with an old girlfriend. We had not spoken, texted or seen each other in almost five years.

April 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: My parents don’t care about whether I’m happy; they only care about whether I’m successful.

By Annie Lane April 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: My question is urgent and can’t wait. I don’t know what to do.

By Annie Lane April 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m having issues with my co-worker.

By Annie Lane April 24, 2017
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My husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world three months ago. She’s our first child and the love of our lives.

By Annie Lane April 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: My brother was killed in a tragic accident 12 years ago. He had made clear that when he passed away, he wanted no viewing and that he wanted to be cremated. Those wishes were carried out just as he wanted.

By Annie Lane April 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: Young people are ready, willing and able to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, yet they are vastly underrepresented as active citizens, decision-makers and leaders.

By Annie Lane April 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a college-age male and in desperate need of your advice.

April 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: We work in a small office with just over 20 employees. It has recently become common knowledge that the human resources manager, “Melissa,” is sleeping with the principal in our firm, “Larry.”

By Annie Lane April 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: Help! My coffee table is slowly being ruined, and I don’t know how to prevent it without seeming like a control freak.

April 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: I just do not know the best way to handle this situation.

By Annie Lane April 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have an embarrassing problem. Whenever I feel an extreme emotion — positive or negative — I cry.

By Annie Lane April 16, 2017
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Dear Annie: I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I am writing to ask you to please publish my letter in your column, as I believe that given your wide audience, this will provide the greatest possibility of helping other FMS patients.

By Annie Lane April 15, 2017
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Dear Annie: We have a friend, “Larry,” whom we socialize with and who is part of a tennis group that my husband is also part of.

By Annie Lane April 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I live in a small town and belong to a small church, which is struggling.

By Annie Lane April 13, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m 25 years old, and I got out of a long-term relationship almost a year ago.

By Annie Lane April 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m wondering whether you can tell me where to turn. I have no idea who I am.

By Annie Lane April 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a 63-year-old retired librarian.

April 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: I was recently placed in a very troubling situation that I think really exemplifies the struggles of practicing what you preach.

By Annie Lane April 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: My situation is the classic example you would find in a college psychiatry textbook in a chapter dealing with mental cause and effect, and your input to solve it is necessary.

By Annie Lane April 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: Our 39-year-old son is married with three children.

By Annie Lane April 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband of 44 years passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

By Annie Lane April 6, 2017
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Dear Annie: A few years ago, my son “Bill” and his family moved to a new state.

April 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: I need a pep talk, and I imagine millions of others do, too.

By Annie Lane April 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I recently put our house on the market and moved to a Southern state to spend our retirement there.

April 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: Please, I’d like your confirmation that the family situation I’m in is not normal.

By Annie Lane April 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m in my late 20s, and I live with three roommates.

By Annie Lane April 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: My son shares custody with the mother of one of his boys but lives hundreds of miles away.

By Annie Lane March 31, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband, who is serving in the Army, is loving and caring and is a wonderful father to his two children.

By Annie Lane March 30, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m a 46-year-old woman who has been married (and divorced) twice.

By Annie Lane March 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: We have six children, all of whom are married and have children.

By Annie Lane March 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: I try to be an easygoing husband, but my natural inclination is to get upset about stupid things.

By Annie Lane March 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been arguing over his family.

By Annie Lane March 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am a longtime reader of your column, but now I need advice. I recently married my husband after nearly a five-year engagement.

By Annie Lane March 24, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m engaged to a man who is the love of my life, and I couldn’t be more ecstatic.

By Annie Lane March 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve never felt so strongly about anyone as I do about my girlfriend, “Angelina.”

By Annie Lane March 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: Is there a right order and a wrong order for putting on one’s shoes and socks?

By Annie Lane March 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: Our 4-year-old will be in pre-kindergarten in the fall.

March 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have never written to an advice columnist before, so please bear with me.

March 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m a 41-year-old man who is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

By Annie Lane March 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: My best friend and I have been friends for over 15 years now, and we get along very well and definitely know each other better than anyone else.

By Annie Lane March 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: My 7-year-old son was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder last year.

By Annie Lane March 16, 2017
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Dear Annie: My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago.

By Annie Lane March 15, 2017
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Dear Annie: Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve known exactly what I want to name my future children.

By Annie Lane March 14, 2017
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Dear Annie: After a series of, let’s just say, not-so-nice relationships, my best friend and old college roomie set me up with a girl from his hometown named “Stephanie.”

By Annie Lane March 13, 2017
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Dear Annie: A few years back, my stepson, “Jaime,” at age 23, announced to his dad (my husband) that he would be changing his middle name and last name, which are my husband’s first name and last name, and using his mother’s maiden name.

By Annie Lane March 12, 2017
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Dear Annie: I was dating a woman for about two years, and recently, out of nowhere, she told me that she wanted to break up with me.

By Annie Lane March 11, 2017
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Dear Annie: We have an “open office” format, so during cold and flu season, we’re pretty much always passing around something or other.

By Annie Lane March 10, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am absolutely at my wits’ end and seriously thinking of divorcing my husband.

By Annie Lane March 9, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have a friend of over 20 years who has become such a motormouth that I have begun to avoid contact.

By Annie Lane March 8, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’m torn and hoping an objective voice will help me reach a decision.

By Annie Lane March 7, 2017
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Dear Annie: I’ve got some trouble on the friend front.

March 5, 2017
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Dear Annie: My sister and I used to be close, but after I married and had a baby, everything changed. When our father died, our relationship got worse.

By Annie Lane March 4, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am here wondering: How many times do you go out to eat and expect a free meal? Never, right?

By Annie Lane March 3, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have 38 years of experience in the health care industry.

By Annie Lane March 2, 2017
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Dear Annie: After a difficult life, I was fortunate to meet and marry the perfect man.

By Annie Lane March 1, 2017
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Dear Annie: I met and married a wonderful man 23 years ago. I found out his family has a history of lying and manipulation.

By Annie Lane February 28, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have a real problem with my 52-year-old son, “Robert,” who is cross-addicted.

By Annie Lane February 27, 2017
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Dear Annie: Am I turning into a curmudgeon as I get older, or are couples today way more comfortable being physical in public?

By Annie Lane February 26, 2017
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Dear Annie: My friend “Janice” and I met in college and were bridesmaids in each other’s wedding.

By Annie Lane February 25, 2017
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Dear Annie: In December, I went to a holiday house party, and most of the people in the crowd were my old friends from college (class of 1979).

By Annie Lane February 23, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am 13 years old, and I have a problem that I am too embarrassed to talk about with anyone at home or school.

By Annie Lane February 22, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have a sister-in-law who always has spur-of-the-moment birthday parties for her children — usually just giving us all one day’s notice.

By Annie Lane February 21, 2017
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Dear Annie: I go to a small school, with only a handful of people in my graduating year. We’ve all known one another since kindergarten and first grade, and we all spend our time talking and interacting as a group.

By Annie Lane February 20, 2017
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Dear Annie: In the past, Valentine’s Day usually made me anxious because I didn’t have a date.

By Annie Lane February 19, 2017
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Dear Annie: It has been over a year since my sister and I had a falling-out.

By Annie Lane February 18, 2017
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Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 34 years.

By Annie Lane February 17, 2017
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Dear Annie: My ex-husband was emotionally, verbally and physically abusive, and he was a womanizer from the very beginning.

By Annie Lane February 16, 2017
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Dear Annie: I am so upset I’m beside myself. Every time I think about it, I get so angry I could spit!

February 15, 2017
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Dear Annie: I will very soon turn 68. I was with my ex-husband for 42 years before we divorced eight years ago. I dated several men in the first four years, but four years ago, I connected with a man I had dated in high school.

By Annie Lane February 14, 2017
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