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.

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Dear Annie: Adult stepdaughter’s presence Is a burden

Dear Annie: I am married to a man with two children from a previous marriage.

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Dear Annie: Couple brings uninvited guests

Dear Annie: I hope you can offer a solution to my dilemma.

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Dear Annie: Violated by husband’s friend

Dear Annie: My family (my husband, our young kids and I) vacations with two other families once or twice a year.

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Dear Annie: Are handshakes really bad?

A man who extends his hand demanding a handshake is presumptuous and arrogant.

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Dear Annie: The old ways don’t need to change

Dear Annie: I know I am stuck in the “old ways,” but I am trying to adapt to changing times. It is becoming very common for couples to live together before marriage.

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Dear Annie: No more hemming and hawing

Dear Annie: I have a friend, “Rosie,” who kicked me out to the curb (metaphorically speaking) when her sister moved into her mobile home park.

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Dear Annie: Waiting for confirmation on sister suspicions

Dear Annie: My granddaughter, “Melanie,” thinks that she has a half-sister 24 years younger.

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Dear Annie: Dispirited Da Vinci

Dear Annie: I recently turned 27 and feel as if life is just passing me by. I try so many different things to find career opportunities anwd to meet other people but nothing leads to anything, and I am always stuck back at square one.

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Dear Annie: Gift gaffe

Dear Annie: On a yearly basis, my employer recognizes employees who have dedicated 10, 15, 20, etc. years of service as well as individuals who are retiring.

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Dear Annie: Missing face time

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 70s, and he is experiencing depression from lack of contact with his children.

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