Coming to the defense of the immoral?

Dear Amy: I’m asking for advice for my younger sister, “Stella.” Like a lot of people right now, Stella is using a social media account delivering “X-rated entertainment” to make extra income. Our older cousin “Candace” is married to “Ted.” They have three kids. Ted is about 17 years older than Stella. Stella found outContinue reading “Coming to the defense of the immoral?”

Have a nice life when you go back to Connecticut!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: On a recent Saturday, after eating lunch, I walked out to where my car was parked on the street. A car pulled up near me and the woman driving asked, “Are you leaving?” I responded, “Not yet.” I realize, in hindsight, that she must have misheard me as saying “Yes.” I gotContinue reading “Have a nice life when you go back to Connecticut!”

Here’s to lost opportunities to help people!

Dear Amy: I’m a woman, currently dating a man younger than me. He pursued me relentlessly before I agreed to go out with him. On our first date, I leaned in to kiss him and he got a terrified look on his face and blurted out, “I’m gay!” I immediately left and avoided him forContinue reading “Here’s to lost opportunities to help people!”

Good night, John Boy. No, really. Go to sleep and leave me alone!

Dear Annie: My son has been dating a girl for a little over three years. My husband and I really like her. Our son loves her. Here’s the problem: I have asked her before to help in the kitchen with meal preparation and cleanup, and she refuses. They come once a week for meals, andContinue reading “Good night, John Boy. No, really. Go to sleep and leave me alone!”

Demoted!

Dear Amy: I am a 63-year-old widower. My late wife died nine years ago. Dating has been brutal. I dated a lady for two years. She is a nurse and is deeply involved in public health during this pandemic. It is overwhelming for her. I tried to support her with gifts, books, and home-cooked dinners.Continue reading “Demoted!”

Phone calls and emails: a blog post about communications.

Dear Annie: I read your column every day. Of course, lately, the issues revolve around COVID-19 and the problem of being unable to gather for significant events, especially holidays. People seem to be going the extra mile to find alternative ways to “gather.” I would appreciate it if you could remind your readers that thereContinue reading “Phone calls and emails: a blog post about communications.”

Sibling discord and the friends versus acquaintances issue.

Dear Amy: So many of the questions to your column involve family members — often siblings — who are locked into their own drama or estranged from each other. As you’ve noted, often these estrangements carry on through generations. My family has sibling drama, too. When my kids were small, my husband and I startedContinue reading “Sibling discord and the friends versus acquaintances issue.”

Are we being too honest in response to polite questions?

DEAR ABBY: I recently contracted coronavirus and had a difficult time recovering. It has been three months, and I am still suffering from long-term aftereffects. When my co-workers and supervisors ask how I’m feeling and I tell them, they almost immediately downplay my response. Some of them ignore my response and tell me, “Oh, that’sContinue reading “Are we being too honest in response to polite questions?”

Interesting letter in Dear Abby today!

DEAR ABBY: I have recently found out that someone I thought was a good friend is the person who snitched and got my daughter in serious trouble at school. Our daughters attended the same preschool, middle school and high school. Although they were friends, the friendship was more between us moms. Before middle school graduation,Continue reading “Interesting letter in Dear Abby today!”

A bad, bad, bad column all around for Annie Lane today.

Dear Annie: I have been talking with this gentleman for almost four years; we’ve been in a long-distance relationship online. He claims that he mailed me a large sum of money, and so he has nothing now. But I have not seen this box full of money that he supposedly sent. He keeps saying thatContinue reading “A bad, bad, bad column all around for Annie Lane today.”

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