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 I do not know what to do about.
Dear Annie: I am a doctor and have a friend whom I see at medical conferences once or twice a year.
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.
Dear Annie: Last fall, my friend “Olive” and her boyfriend of five years, “John,” broke up.
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.
The neighborhood is full of dog owners who walk their dogs and let them do their business on the neighbors’ lawns, sometimes way up the lawn and next to the house.
Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with my fiance for seven years.
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.
Dear Annie: I work at a small office that employs all women. Most, including me, are older than 50.
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.