Lies, all lies!

Dear Amy: My husband of many years, “Franklin,” has a strategy of lying to me to get his way or avoid confrontation. Three examples, all this week: We make an annual, very substantial contribution to an arts organization where he’s on the board. When I reviewed this, he told me that most of the boardContinue reading “Lies, all lies!”

Priorities, people!

Dear Annie: I am in an interracial relationship and am a stepparent to a 7-year-old daughter. When COVID-19 came, my mother-in-law was without a job and in between places. We have only two bedrooms, one for us and one for my stepdaughter. My mother-in-law had no place to go, so we offered her our couch.Continue reading “Priorities, people!”

Fitness –> Discipline

So, my word for 2021 was fitness, if I recall correctly. And I accomplished a lot toward that. I think I lost ten pounds overall this year, because I had a life coach helping me in summer; and I developed better habits. One thing I’ve noticed is that if it’s a special occasion like Christmas,Continue reading “Fitness –> Discipline”

A breakdown in logic.

Dear Annie: I don’t know how to begin, so I’ll just start by saying that after my father passed away 20 years ago, my sisters abandoned me. At my father’s funeral, my oldest sister told me out loud, in front of my other sisters, that they are never going to speak to me again sinceContinue reading “A breakdown in logic.”

An iffing Christmas!

A merry Christmas to everyone! YAY! I’ve been iffing (doing intermittent fasting), and it’s going quite well! I think I know what I did wrong back when I originally studied it. I was setting specific times of day, like, “I’ll eat from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM,” for example, which is what’s recommended (that youContinue reading “An iffing Christmas!”

Fool me twice!

Dear Amy: After 20 years and many tears, my ex has decided to reappear. He found my daughter on social media. She was hesitant to put him in touch. This man literally ran out of our lives. This put me into a major depression. I had a total breakdown. I made contact, and he toldContinue reading “Fool me twice!”

Oh, Annie Lane!

Annie Lane’s column today is titled, “Time to Address Table Manners”. Oh geez. I’m glad she’s still tackling the big issues. Dear Annie: We need help in handling a family situation that arose during a Thanksgiving visit. My brother-in-law has no table manners. He generally forgoes silverware and eats whatever he thinks appropriate with hisContinue reading “Oh, Annie Lane!”

Violence!

DEAR ABBY: Occasionally when my husband goes running, I drop him off at the park while I do the grocery shopping. We agree to meet back at the drop-off spot in one hour. Occasionally, I’m late by maybe five minutes, and certainly no more than eight or nine. When this happens, my husband gets extremelyContinue reading “Violence!”

Monster Meg!

I’ve created a monster, and I’m referring to myself. I’ve been working on my non-memoir for hours every day, and I’m filled with the thrill of its being potentially published. But ever since I made if fictional, it’s occurred to me that I can now put everyone’s secrets in there! Because it’s fiction! I don’tContinue reading “Monster Meg!”

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