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Annie Lane

Stories by Annie

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Dear Annie: Too late for an obit?

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

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Dear Annie: Family invasions

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

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Dear Annie: Dreading sibling visits

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

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Dear Annie: Ditched for a new crowd

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

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Dear Annie: Torn apart by adultery

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

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

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

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Dear Annie: Breaking the gift limit?

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

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Dear Annie: Snubbed by nephew

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

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Dear Annie: Keeping in touch

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

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Dear Annie: Problematic friendship

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

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Dear Annie: The stranger in my house

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

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Dear Annie: Husband’s ex keeps popping up

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

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Dear Annie: Overboard cat lady

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

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Dear Annie: Supervisor’s friend got the job

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

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Dear Annie: Worried about a promiscuous woman

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

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Dear Annie: Unemployed and sluggish

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

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

Time for these ghouls to go haunt somewhere else.

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Dear Annie: Should his girls always come first?

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

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Dear Annie: Clique here

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

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Dear Annie: Whistled for interference

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

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Dear Annie: Grandparents are past abusers

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

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Dear Annie: A ‘natural’ woman

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

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Dear Annie: Concert etiquette

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

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Dear Annie: ‘Gramma’ is feeling used

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

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Dear Annie: Reach out and annoy someone

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

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Dear Annie: Deciding between two men

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

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

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

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Dear Annie: Be an organ donor

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

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Dear Annie: Whether to fill parents in

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

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Dear Annie: How to deal with a problem son

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

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Dear Annie: Does someone with Alzheimer’s deserve an invitation?

Dear Annie: My father has late-stage Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home.

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Dear Annie: Daughter-in-law eyeing ring an etiquette no-no

Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear.

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend has something to hide

Dear Annie: I have a question and hope your advice will make me see the light. I have been dating and living with my boyfriend off and on for 12 years.

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Dear Annie: Not at his beck and call

Dear Annie: I was widowed two years ago. I joined a group last year that gets out and does things together.

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Dear Annie: Time spent looking at their phones

Is there such a thing as mobile phone etiquette? The general answer to your question is no, it is not OK for people to be on their phones while in your presence.

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Dear Annie: Sitting idle while grieving

Dear Annie: I’m a retired man. My elderly mom lived with me for a long time, and I stayed busy with her.

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Regretting not having kids

Today, we’ll hear from people who didn’t have children but would if given another chance.

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Ask Annie: Regretting having children

Today we’ll hear from parents who, if given the chance to start over, would opt not to have children.

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Dear Annie: Childless and happy, with no regrets

Dear Readers: In a column last month, I posed a question: “If you had to do it all over again, would you have kids?”

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Dear Annie: Parents who would do it all over again

Several weeks ago, someone requested that I pose a question to my readers that Ann Landers asked in 1975: “If you had to do it all over again, would you have kids?”

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Dear Annie: Wife digs for details from ex

Dear Annie: I am currently in my second (and final!) marriage.

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Dear Annie: Embarrassed by her husband’s past

Dear Annie: My husband and I are alcoholics in recovery with multiple years of sobriety.

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Dear Annie: Husband wants to wipe the slate clean

Dear Annie: I thought my husband and I had a great marriage - until I looked on his phone and found text messages to another woman. I was crushed.

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Dear Annie: Forced to chose between beard and a wedding

Dear Annie: My niece, “Becky,” is getting married next month, and according to my younger brother “John,” I can’t attend the wedding because I have a beard.

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Dear Annie: Breakdown on Facebook

Dear Annie: Recently, I’ve noticed that a “friend” on Facebook has been making very erratic posts, sometimes going on religious, political and metaphysical rants for hours on end.

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Dear Annie: When the going gets rough

Dear Annie: I started dating this wonderful man. It was a perfect courtship, with the exception of some minor troubled-teen issues in his life — we both have teenagers — that he was working on but didn’t tell me much about.

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Dear Annie: Too much joking?

Dear Annie: I just started high school, and it’s been going great, but it’s kind of crazy.

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Dear Annie: Friends won’t pay what they owe

Dear Annie: My wife is a self-employed accountant, and she did work for some friends a few years ago.

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Dear Annie: Intense anger toward alcoholic mom

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

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Dear Annie: The skills to pay the bills

Dear Annie: I wish I had listened to my mom when she told me to go to college. I was 18 and didn’t want to do it.

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