Advice columnist Annie Lane is a young wife and mother with a gift for helping other people solve problems. In a voice that's sympathetic, funny and firm, Lane provides common-sense solutions to life's dilemmas.
Dear Annie: I have a problem with my neighbor. I don’t know whether it’s her or me.
Dear Annie: I’m a 50-something woman, who’s been married for 35 years.
Dear Annie: I have a friend who I think is a snoop, though she’s otherwise a very nice person.
Dear Annie: “Nicole” and I have been friends since the time she started at my school.
Dear Annie: My mother-in-law is a very good person deep down. She is a joy to be around — when she’s sober.
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.
Dear Annie: We know an elderly couple who are on a very low income, and we have helped them a lot.
Dear Annie: “Pete” was a friend of mine. He was 20 years older than I and died at the age of 87.
Dear Annie: How does one breakup with her hairstylist of more than 30 years?
Dear Annie: My love life is a disaster. Ten years ago, I had a long-distance relationship with a lady.