A new all-around low for Annie Lane!

I’m hopeful today that Annie Lane can tackle the tough issues in today’s column. Dear Annie: Recently, a friend confronted me about something that I didn’t think was a big deal: Sometimes I forget to respond to texts for a while, and then I reply and say that I just saw the message. Technically, mostContinue reading “A new all-around low for Annie Lane!”

A surprise ending! (Wait for it!)

Dear Annie: Politics took over as the main topic at our holiday dinner. I don’t mind open debate among parties with differing views, as long as those debating have logical and fact-supported positions. Our dinner usually goes smoothly, as everyone gets along and, despite differing opinions, we all can adequately defend our positions. Dinner willContinue reading “A surprise ending! (Wait for it!)”

I couldn’t disagree more!

Dear Amy: I am blessed to have retired before the age of 50. I am now in my mid-50s, and my life is great, but my in-laws think I should go back to work. We had a fairly okay relationship before my retirement, but now when I am around them, they tell me I amContinue reading “I couldn’t disagree more!”

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!”

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.”

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!”

Dysfunction and rehabilitation.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband grew up in an unhappy home, and came up with all kinds of strategies to stay out of trouble. Like, he has this odd way of answering a yes/no question with a word that could go either way. Plus, he can never be wrong. Over the years, I’ve helped himContinue reading “Dysfunction and rehabilitation.”

Interesting goings-on in advice world today!

DEAR ABBY: I went for a jog the other morning, and when I returned home I discovered I was locked out of my house because the garage door keypad wasn’t working. I had left without my cellphone or a key, so I tried to contact my wife through our Ring doorbell. My wife told meContinue reading “Interesting goings-on in advice world today!”

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