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: Two years ago, I met a homeless man and took him in.
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.
Dear Annie: Whenever Christmas rolls around, I feel sick.
Dear Annie: I was recently out of town for a long weekend with some girlfriends.
Dear Annie: As the holidays draw near, I like to be prepared and buy my gifts early.
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.
Dear Annie: I’m a 26-year-old man who’s very nice, thoughtful and kind.
Dear Annie: My problem certainly is not unique, yet I’m at my wits’ end on how to handle it.
Dear Annie: I want to do therapy, but I don’t think I can afford it right now.
Dear Annie: My daughter and son-in-law live in another state. He is a doctor, and she is a nurse.