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Annie Lane

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I read your response to “Loving Mother,” whose children bought her gift cards to clothing stores rather than generic, credit card-type gift cards.

By Annie Lane March 20, 2019
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Dear Readers: Spring is a beautiful season full of new beginnings. The hibernating animals come out of their slumber to play.

By Annie Lane March 19, 2019
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I am an officer in an old but still active community cemetery with graves dating back to at least the 1800s and with plenty of available space.

By Annie Lane March 18, 2019
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Dear Annie: My sister “Katy” is 10 years older than I and has never married or had children. She was a devoted and loving auntie to my kids when they were young, but they have grown up and don’t hang with her much anymore.

By Annie Lane March 17, 2019
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Dear Annie: You always give thoughtful advice, and I would appreciate your opinion. My husband of 20 years, “Earl,” can be friendly when he wants to be.

By Annie Lane March 16, 2019
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Dear Annie: I work in the summer at an art college, with a program for high schoolers who want to take classes for college credit.

By Annie Lane March 15, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have four cousins, whom I love a lot. There’s “Piper,” the eldest at 10, with whom I connect on a social and BFF level.

By Annie Lane March 14, 2019
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Dear Annie: Is it considered old-fashioned to send an actual thank-you note by mail these days?

By Annie Lane March 13, 2019
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Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 48 years. We have endured really expensive medical issues over the past several years, and our funds are stretched to the limit.

By Annie Lane March 12, 2019
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At my job, I’m the newbie on the team. The others I work with seem to know one another well, and they chat and make jokes in the office all the time.

By Annie Lane March 11, 2019
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Dear Annie: Lately, I’ve been reading that people aren’t getting enough vitamin D.

By Annie Lane March 10, 2019
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Dear Annie: I work in the service department office at a car dealership.

By Annie Lane March 9, 2019
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Dear Annie: My new rescue dog is rather skittish.

By Annie Lane March 8, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’m in my 20s, and I just recently had a facial for the first time.

By Annie Lane March 6, 2019
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Dear Annie: I saw the advice about tipping a hairdresser and the shampoo person.

By Annie Lane March 5, 2019
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Dear Annie: I like doing kind things for people. It makes me feel good.

By Annie Lane March 4, 2019
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Dear Annie: Recently, my father-in-law retired. This has made my mother-in-law a different, not-so-kind person. She has always confided in me her worries about many different subjects, and I have always been honest but considerate of her very touchy emotions.

By Annie Lane March 3, 2019
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Dear Annie: I was recently on a cross-country flight, and the person in front of me reclined her seat all the way for the entire flight.

By Annie Lane March 2, 2019
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Dear Annie: My companion and I recently went to a very popular play that had no intermission. We were sitting in the first row of the balcony seats, and there was a short wooden wall in front of us to keep things from falling over the edge. But the result was that there was no room to move my feet and legs.

By Annie Lane March 1, 2019
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Dear Annie: I pride myself on being an empathetic person. I’m known in my friend group and family as a person who “has it together” and is a comforting shoulder to lean on.

By Annie Lane February 28, 2019
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Dear Annie: Our beautiful 44-year-old daughter is making plans to be married for the third time.

By Annie Lane February 27, 2019
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Dear Annie: I just adopted a dog who’s quite overweight. Right now, he’s about 24 pounds, and the vet wants him to be about 17 to 18 pounds.

By Annie Lane February 26, 2019
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Dear Annie: I enjoy my job, but my boss is a bit hit-or-miss. Sometimes he’s very friendly with me, whereas other times, he’s blunt and unforgiving.

By Annie Lane February 25, 2019
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Dear Annie: “Jeremy” and I have known each other for a few years and hung out as friends in group settings. Last year, he moved to my neighborhood, and we started occasionally grabbing a drink after work or carpooling to mutual friends’ things together.

By Annie Lane February 24, 2019
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Dear Readers: The letter from a woman who is thinking about walking out on her 40-year marriage struck a chord, and many of you thought my suggestion of marriage counseling was the wrong advice, even though I said that if the counseling proved fruitless, she would know what to do.

By Annie Lane February 21, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have a friend, “Sarah,” who openly admits to having obsessive-compulsive disorder but isn’t receiving any kind of treatment for it.

By Annie Lane February 20, 2019
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Dear Annie: My husband and I both have adult kids from our prior lives.

By Annie Lane February 19, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’m a freshman in high school, and I’m starting to make friends. I’m always trying to be silly with them. I guess I enjoy the validation when they laugh. But I don’t want to be seen as too crazy or immature.

By Annie Lane February 18, 2019
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My 25-year-old son, “Andy,” has been dating “Cassie” for a year and a half.

By Annie Lane February 17, 2019
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Dear Annie: I know that I am very lucky to have a pair of active in-laws who love their children and grandchildren.

By Annie Lane February 16, 2019
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Dear Annie: With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon, I would like to make a suggestion to children who send gift cards to their mothers or fathers.

By Annie Lane February 15, 2019
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Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I’ve reached the end of my rope.

By Annie Lane February 14, 2019
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Dear Annie: Each Valentine’s Day, I am filled with incredible sadness. Two years ago, my husband and I were expecting our first baby girl.

By Annie Lane February 13, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have been married for 25 years. My husband grew up in a foreign country and has been drinking alcohol his whole life. He drinks beer the way I drink water.

By Annie Lane February 11, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing this woman for about a month.

By Annie Lane February 10, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am a 25-year-old woman with an embarrassing problem: I blush easily — like, really easily.

By Annie Lane February 9, 2019
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Dear Annie: My husband and I had a wonderful relationship, and he was a great man.

By Annie Lane February 8, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’m a 74-year-old single man who has never been in circulation.

By Annie Lane February 7, 2019
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Dear Annie: I moved four months ago, and there are still boxes and bags waiting to be unpacked.

By Annie Lane February 6, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’m writing to you about something that I’m not sure is a problem.

By Annie Lane February 5, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am extremely disappointed and saddened by your advice to “Sad in Wisconsin,” whose son’s family does not acknowledge the gifts “Sad in Wisconsin” gives.

By Annie Lane February 4, 2019
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Dear Annie: The subject of intimacy involves almost everyone, especially couples, so I’m writing to you not necessarily for advice but in hopes of finding out whether other women relate at all to my observations and suggestions about intimacy.

By Annie Lane February 3, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have been married to the same man for almost 40 years. We have two beautiful children, who have happy lives and their own careers and families.

By Annie Lane February 1, 2019
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Dear Annie: A few months back, I mentioned to my husband that I wish the style of men in suits and hats would come back.

By Annie Lane January 31, 2019
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Dear Annie: Have things changed since I was dating, which was a long time ago? Does the male still pick up the check, or is the female also paying sometimes?

By Annie Lane January 30, 2019
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Dear Annie: I just received an invitation to a wedding that I’ve been told will be lavish.

By Annie Lane January 29, 2019
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Dear Annie: My husband of two years was divorced from his ex six years ago. They had no children.

By Annie Lane January 28, 2019
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Would you please remind people to call and ask before they donate items to charity, animal shelters, nursing homes and thrift stores?

By Annie Lane January 27, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am 75 and in a great relationship with a wonderful man of 83. He is a widower after 57 years of marriage.

By Annie Lane January 26, 2019
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Dear Annie: We live in Florida, and my sister and brother-in-law are coming today. They will be here for six months and are expecting us to pick them up from the airport later.

By Annie Lane January 25, 2019

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