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: ‘Gramma’ is feeling used

I’m 64. I have known “Ashley” for seven years. She is a mother of two young boys, ages 7 and 5.

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Dear Annie: Reach out and annoy someone

Dear Annie: I own a small service business. We have a business phone number, but I also have a cellphone number.

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Dear Annie: Deciding between two men

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s, and I’ve found myself in a tough spot.

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Dear Annie: Why can’t we not be friends?

Dear Annie: My husband and I have become friends with another couple from church.

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Dear Annie: Be an organ donor

Dear Annie: Last year, I wrote to you about my beautiful 35-year-old daughter and the kidney transplant she’d just received through the United Network for Organ Sharing. I am “A Very Grateful Mom.”

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Dear Annie: Whether to fill parents in

Dear Annie: I wrote to you several months ago. I’m “Trapped by Parents.” I have a disability that has caused me to have great difficulty in both obtaining and retaining jobs.

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Dear Annie: How to deal with a problem son

Dear Annie: I am writing to you about the adult son of a friend of mine. This young man, “Dwayne,” has had a bad couple of years.

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Dear Annie: Does someone with Alzheimer’s deserve an invitation?

Dear Annie: My father has late-stage Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home.

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Dear Annie: Daughter-in-law eyeing ring an etiquette no-no

Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear.

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Dear Annie: Boyfriend has something to hide

Dear Annie: I have a question and hope your advice will make me see the light. I have been dating and living with my boyfriend off and on for 12 years.

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