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Annie Lane

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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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Dear Annie: There is an issue that has been going on for quite some time now, and I don’t know what to do.

By Annie Lane January 24, 2019
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Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Mark,” can be a sore loser, and it’s beginning to ruin game night.

By Annie Lane January 23, 2019
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Recently, you published a letter from someone whose good friend was being abused by a girlfriend physically, verbally and financially.

By Annie Lane January 22, 2019
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In the past month or so, I’ve noticed that I get headaches when I skip coffee for a day.

By Annie Lane January 21, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have struggled with weight my entire life. I have been on every diet imaginable.

By Annie Lane January 19, 2019
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Dear Annie: The other day, my teenage daughter came to me because her good friend is being bullied on social media.

By Annie Lane January 18, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have gotten to the point that I no longer like to go out to eat, especially if it is a restaurant that my wife and I have not gone to before. Here’s why.

By Annie Lane January 17, 2019
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Dear Annie: I want people to know that depression can happen to someone even if her life appears wonderful.

By Annie Lane January 16, 2019
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Dear Annie: Christmas used to be a time that I enjoyed. I have always enjoyed spending time with siblings and cousins who live in other cities and catching up with them.

By Annie Lane January 15, 2019
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I am a soon-to-be divorced man who has suffered a great deal of pain after the collapse of my lengthy marriage.

By Annie Lane January 14, 2019
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Dear Annie: My husband, “Bob,” and I have been married for over 30 years.

By Annie Lane January 12, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am writing to ask your opinion about the change in my sister’s behavior toward me. I have two sisters, and the one I am speaking of is my elder sister, “Ruth.”

By Annie Lane January 11, 2019
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Dear Annie: My brother-in-law “Albert” wants to loudly dominate any conversation by either talking about his life or showing his “great” knowledge and opinions on other subjects.

By Annie Lane January 10, 2019
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Dear Annie: I’ve played basketball with an informal team of women for well over 10 years.

By Annie Lane January 9, 2019
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Dear Annie: Without trying to sound arrogant, I am smarter than the average bear. Not quite a genius but certainly up there.

By Annie Lane January 8, 2019
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Dear Annie: I am a published author and have been struggling to write my next book. I’ve written a handful of adult-oriented fictional books. My most recent published book came out almost five years ago.

By Annie Lane January 7, 2019
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ecently, a friend confronted me about something that I didn’t think was a big deal: Sometimes I forget to respond to texts for a while, and then I reply and say that I just saw the message.

By Annie Lane January 6, 2019
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Dear Annie: When I was 10, I began asking for a phone. Every kid in my class had one, and I was being left out and bullied because I was the only kid without one.

By Annie Lane January 5, 2019
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Dear Annie: I used to write every day — mostly poems but also essays.

By Annie Lane January 4, 2019
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Dear Annie: My twin sister and brother-in-law visited me for the recent holiday. I love my sister, and we have always gotten along well.

By Annie Lane January 3, 2019
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Dear Annie: Politics took over as the main topic at our holiday dinner.

By Annie Lane January 2, 2019
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Dear Annie: I love most dogs and have had pets all my life, but there are times and places in which pets should not accompany their owners.

By Annie Lane January 1, 2019
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Dear Annie: I have a good friend who has been like a kid brother to me. He has always been a very thoughtful, caring, respectful man whom I’ve gotten along great with.

By Annie Lane December 31, 2018
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Dear Annie: The couple who live in the apartment next to mine are, well, noisy.

By Annie Lane December 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: I am the mother of three boys.

By Annie Lane December 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: My ex-wife, “Daisy,” has custody of our two children. She makes several times my salary, lives in a home where the mortgage and taxes are sky-high, and has an expensive lifestyle.

By Annie Lane December 26, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have social anxiety, and I find that it’s really impacting my life.

By Annie Lane December 26, 2018
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Dear Readers: To all of the children out there and all of the children young at heart, I wish you all a very merry Christmas.

By Annie Lane December 23, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have an addictive personality, and this time of year is really tough for me.

By Annie Lane December 22, 2018
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Dear Annie: A couple with whom I have a very close relationship have recently become friends with their new neighbors.

By Annie Lane December 20, 2018
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Dear Annie: I hope you will publish this, as the holiday season is upon us and people will be rushing to the mall and the grocery to shop for Christmas gifts and supplies for festivities.

By Annie Lane December 19, 2018
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Dear Annie: I don’t want to continue to let two of my friends steal my time.

By Annie Lane December 18, 2018
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Dear Annie: Over the years, my son, his wife and our granddaughter have been the recipients of many gifts from my wife and me.

By Annie Lane December 17, 2018
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Dear Annie: I got engaged in June 2017. My fiance and I are planning the wedding for next year, in November 2019. But I’m having some doubts about my fiance. He

By Annie Lane December 16, 2018
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Dear Annie: My boyfriend is still taking his ex-girlfriend to see his son and his son’s family, who reside in another state.

By Annie Lane December 15, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have two grandchildren, ages 11 and 7, and I am worried about them.

By Annie Lane December 14, 2018
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Dear Annie: My husband is friends with a couple from college with whom we have exchanged Christmas cards and graduation announcements over the past 25-plus years.

By Annie Lane December 12, 2018
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Dear Annie: Two years ago, I met a homeless man and took him in.

By Annie Lane December 8, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have a sibling who struggles with an eating disorder. I give her constant love and support and do everything I can to help her.

By Annie Lane December 7, 2018
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Dear Annie: Whenever Christmas rolls around, I feel sick.

By Annie Lane December 6, 2018
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Dear Annie: I was recently out of town for a long weekend with some girlfriends.

By Annie Lane December 5, 2018
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Dear Annie: As the holidays draw near, I like to be prepared and buy my gifts early.

By Annie Lane December 4, 2018
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Dear Annie: I have not seen this problem discussed in your column and would really like your advice on this situation, as it’s damaged a 50-year friendship.

By Annie Lane December 2, 2018
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Dear Annie: I’m a 26-year-old man who’s very nice, thoughtful and kind.

By Annie Lane December 1, 2018
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Dear Annie: My problem certainly is not unique, yet I’m at my wits’ end on how to handle it.

By Annie Lane November 30, 2018
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Dear Annie: I want to do therapy, but I don’t think I can afford it right now.

By Annie Lane November 29, 2018
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Dear Annie: My daughter and son-in-law live in another state. He is a doctor, and she is a nurse.

By Annie Lane November 28, 2018
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Dear Annie: What is the etiquette with handicapped stalls in restrooms? When I go into a public restroom and there are multiple stalls to choose from, I like to go with the handicapped one because it’s roomier.

By Annie Lane November 27, 2018