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: My brother-in-law, “Tom,” is 70 years old and a totally disabled Navy veteran.
Dear Annie: I am inclined to ask for an outside opinion after spending time with my grandkids at their home last night and witnessing a lot of violent behavior with which they got away.
In this day and age, it is very hard to ignore what people are doing in their private lives when it’s plastered all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Specifically, I am referring to photos of social gatherings that have me feeling left out.
My husband of 45 years and I are at our wits’ end. We have seen counselors and even tried hypnosis, to no avail.
Dear Annie: I’m interested in so many things that I think I have become a jack-of-all-trades.
Dear Annie: My husband and I disagree on when to discard milk. Lately, I find that our milk is spoiled by the “sell by” date on the bottle.
Dear Annie: I recently discovered that the man I called Dad all my life was not my biological father, after he passed away last year.
Dear Annie: I occasionally have lunch with a relative whose company I enjoy.
Dear Annie: Two elderly friends I know who live far away made plans to spend about six days in my city.
I have witnessed a change in a local American Legion post over the past several years.