Wow. Is four advice columnists a record tonight?

Dear Amy: Our 28-year-old daughter recently became engaged to a wonderful young man. We couldn’t be happier for them. They plan to marry in two years, after they complete their graduate degrees. So, what could go wrong? His parents are adamant that our daughter take her fiance’s last name when they are married. She hasContinue reading “Wow. Is four advice columnists a record tonight?”

Relationship death and psychics in the produce department.

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been together since 2008 and married since 2011. We slept in the same bed, held hands and talked about everything in the beginning. Then, in 2013, he got a job in Iowa. I stayed home until my youngest went to college. I joined him in September 2014. HeContinue reading “Relationship death and psychics in the produce department.”

Oh, Annie Lane, I feel ya.

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Emily,” has been dating “Ben” for almost two years. Ben is a great guy, aside from one issue that’s been bugging me: He refuses to drive anywhere and instead has my daughter drive him. He says it’s because a few years ago he was in a car accident and has beenContinue reading “Oh, Annie Lane, I feel ya.”

The unintended application of some zooming tips.

Dear Annie: Throughout the pandemic, I’ve noted some things that make for a successful Zoom or FaceTime call. Perhaps these suggestions will be of use to your readers. Look at yourself on your screen. What you see is what others will see. Do not sit with a window or other bright light behind you. YouContinue reading “The unintended application of some zooming tips.”

News from Meg world!

Good news, everyone! I spoke to my mother, and her conflict with her boyfriend, Mark, has been resolved. Whew! It turns out that he got upset when she tried to hang her animal heads on the walls. Seeing as many sensitive people (such as myself) are at least somewhat opposed to hunting, I can totallyContinue reading “News from Meg world!”

Meg’s life and Annie Lane today!

I’ve been hibernating, which is restful but not much else. I need to get serious about my goals already. I’ve got a few things going on. On Wednesday, I have to go talk with a state-appointed psychiatrist to convince him I’m still disabled. I’ve been making examples in my head of recent scenarios that makeContinue reading “Meg’s life and Annie Lane today!”

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?”

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!”

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.”

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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