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: Birthday wish is for RSVPs

Dear Annie: Please remind your readers how important it is to RSVP. My 6-year-old granddaughter was so excited about her birthday party and having her friends come over.

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Dear Annie: Preventing influenza

Dear Annie: I would like to use your column as a platform to urge everyone reading to get a flu shot.

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Dear Annie: Adding an appetizer, subtracting a slight

Dear Annie: I live in the Midwest. My husband and I have a good friend who dines with us quite often, usually once or twice a week, as well as on holidays.

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Dear Annie: Is this real love?

Dear Annie: I read your column almost every morning, and I’d love to hear your advice on my situation.

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Dear Annie: Hurt by disappearing daughter-in-law

Dear Annie: My son was married eight months ago and now lives on the other side of the country.

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Dear Annie: Sending love after loss

Dear Annie: When I lost our son to suicide in 2012, there were no words to take away the pain.

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Dear Annie: Woman is not very neighborly when it comes to tree

Dear Annie: My neighbor has a huge tree growing squarely in the middle of her yard. The tree is so big that a limb crashed down and broke part of a fence I share with another neighbor. I was left with the repair and the cleanup.

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Dear Annie: Looking to hop off the hamster wheel

Dear Annie: I guess my question is more just about the state of my life. I went to great schools, played college sports, got married to a wonderful woman, and we have four terrific children. We live in a nice house. Yet despite all these outward appearances of success, I don’t feel satisfied.

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Dear Annie: Being the best example

Dear Annie: I’m a 62-year-old woman. Twelve months ago, at my check up, my doctor recommended that I eliminate animal products from my diet due to high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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Dear Annie: Don’t put your feet up

Dear Annie: Every day, I see kids in the front passenger seat with their feet on the dashboard.

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