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Annie Lane

Stories by Annie

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Dear Annie: Roommate’s problem cat

Dear Annie: A few months ago, I signed a lease on a house with my friend “Bob.”

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Dear Annie: Suspicion of infidelity

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for several years. “Cindy” seemed to be “the one” — someone who completed my life and truly loved me.

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend pays attention to other woman

Dear Annie: I’m an attractive, well-educated, mature woman.

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Dear Annie: Woman is strung along

Dear Annie: I have known “Jeffrey” for six years. For four of those years, we were just friends, and for the past two years, we’ve dated on and off.

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Dear Annie: Mom, that’s gross

My mother is 82 years old. I love her greatly and know I’m lucky to still have her in my life.

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Dear Annie: Workout friend feels spurned

Dear Annie: I have a friend in her early 60s who has been my workout partner for about 10 years.

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Dear Annie: Ooh, that smell

Dear Annie: This is an indelicate subject, so anyone prone to queasiness might not want to read.

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Dear Annie: Abusive parents haven’t changed

Dear Annie: I’m in my late 50s. Approximately three years ago, because of my husband’s death, an auto accident and my loss of a job, I had to return to my parents’ home to recuperate and get back on my feet.

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Dear Annie: Feeling shame about a relationship

Dear Annie: I am seeking your advice about something that has been troubling me.

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Dear Annie: Taking advantage of mom

Dear Annie: I am a middle child, with an elder sister and a younger brother. We are all within 10 years of one another.

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Dear Annie: What’s past is past

Dear Annie: I have been divorced for many years.

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Dear Annie: Buddy’s girlfriend may be cheating

Dear Annie: Earlier this week, I was swiping through a dating app, when I think I saw something really surprising and terrible

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Dear Annie: Uncomfortable with male medical professionals

Dear Annie: I have a problem that I don’t think is unique to me. I am a senior in high school and an extremely modest girl.

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Dear Annie: Politics tear siblings apart

Dear Annie: I am a 71-year-old man. My relationship with my 66-year-old sister is damaged, seemingly beyond repair. We have not spoken in at least two years.

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Dear Annie: Busy, not anti-social

Dear Annie: I am doing graduate work online for professional development in my field.

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Dear Annie: Etiquette lacking

Dear Annie: My wife and I have lots of nieces, nephews and other distant relatives and friends who are graduating from high school, graduating from college, getting married or having children.

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Dear Annie: Acknowledging an empty card

Dear Annie: My daughter graduated from high school a few weeks ago and had sent out announcements to family and friends.

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Dear Annie: Husband’s political rants are a burden

Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics.

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Dear Annie: A controlling friend

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my neighbor. I don’t know whether it’s her or me.

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Dear Annie: Seductive pictures for other men

Dear Annie: I’m a 50-something woman, who’s been married for 35 years.

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Dear Annie: Unwelcome snooping

Dear Annie: I have a friend who I think is a snoop, though she’s otherwise a very nice person.

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Dear Annie: A friend and her issues

Dear Annie: “Nicole” and I have been friends since the time she started at my school.

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Dear Annie: Alcoholic family member causes distress

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law is a very good person deep down. She is a joy to be around — when she’s sober.

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Dear Annie: Ex moves to same town

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.

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Dear Annie: Let me pay you back

Dear Annie: We know an elderly couple who are on a very low income, and we have helped them a lot.

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Dear Annie: Suspicious caregiver

Dear Annie: “Pete” was a friend of mine. He was 20 years older than I and died at the age of 87.

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Dear Annie: Breaking up with a hairstylist

Dear Annie: How does one breakup with her hairstylist of more than 30 years?

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Dear Annie: Reaching out to former lover

Dear Annie: My love life is a disaster. Ten years ago, I had a long-distance relationship with a lady.

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Dear Annie: My husband, the creep

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for eight years. My first marriage ended because my ex was a serial cheater and all-around creep.

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Dear Annie: Assault victim’s unusual reaction

Dear Annie: About six months ago, a friend confided in me that he had been sexually assaulted a year prior by a blind date.

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Dear Annie: Cutting off the conversation

Dear Annie: One of my elderly relatives is a real sweetheart, but she also is quite a talker.

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Dear Annie: Should posterity get the whole trutch?

I need some advice on what to do about my daily journals. I keep a daily journal and have for many years, including during a time when my husband was an alcoholic. He’s been sober for 27 years. (We are in our late 70s.)

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Dear Annie: A yo-yo relationship

My husband and I have been married for 29 years. Three years ago, I discovered that he was having an affair.

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Dear Annie: Should I leave the kids behind?

My wife passed away in 2003. We had two children, who were 5 and 7 at the time. They were pretty spoiled.

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Dear Annie: A vegetarian at a barbecue

Dear Annie: With summer in full swing, we are preparing for and going to lots of barbecues. I am always grateful when our family is invited over for a barbecue on a nice summer night.

Dear Annie: No compassion for kid with special needs

Dear Annie: I have a 3-year-old grandson with autism who is nonverbal. “JT” makes a lot of noises (i.e., yells) to let us know what he needs.

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Dear Annie: The baby imposition

Dear Annie: I find myself in an uncomfortable situation with a friend who just moved to our town this year with her husband and baby.

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Dear Annie: The other family and the not-so-secret affair

Dear Annie: My mother had a workplace affair back in the 1960s that lasted for approximately 10 years. My dad knew about it, but God rest his soul, he remained with my mom and our family until he died.

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Dear Annie: An acquaintance in need

Dear Annie: An acquaintance from the local golf course, where we both play every week, told me he has prostate cancer. Although he went into far more detail about the discovery, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options than I wanted to hear, I listened and expressed my sympathy.

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Dear Annie: A clash of merging styles

My husband and I have been having an argument about this for the past five years, and I am really hoping you can settle it once and for all.

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Dear Annie: Setting boundaries with visiting parent

Dear Annie: My children and I live about 350 miles away from my parents.

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Dear Annie: Disappearing cemetery flowers

Dear Annie: The artificial flowers on my grandparents’ graves have gone missing three out of the past four times my mother and I have put them out.

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Dear Annie: Forced to quit?

Dear Annie: My girlfriend (of a year) and I are both in our mid-20s and are both smokers.

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Dear Annie: There’s a lot in a name

Dear Annie: Seventy-one years ago, my father decided to honor his kid brother and heritage by naming me Iaina, the female derivative of Iain (also spelled Ian), and I have had to correct others’ spelling and pronunciation of it ever since.

Dear Annie: Bothersome third wheel

My girlfriend has a brother, “Joel,” who is 23 years old and has Asperger’s syndrome.

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Dear Annie: To have a baby or not; that is her question

How does one know whether she wants children?

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Dear Annie: Unwanted in the workplace

Dear Annie: I am not a fan at all of potlucks at work. First of all, I think it is rude to ask employees who have worked all day to bring food into work the next day.

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Dear Annie: Friend socializes with the ‘other woman’

Dear Annie: Not long ago, I got out of a relationship with an ex who was sometimes physically abusive to me.

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend enables irresponsible son

Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Grant” for a few months, though we have known each other for 20-plus years.

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Dear Annie: Respondez right now

Dear Annie: You get lots of questions about weddings after the fact.