Very strange indeed.

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with a wonderful man, “Mitch,” for two years. I couldn’t ask for a better partner. We are both divorced with children, and they get along like brothers and sisters. Even though our marriages ended, mine wasn’t an ordeal. My ex and I both knew it wasn’t workingContinue reading “Very strange indeed.”

Annie Lane tries her hardest, but…

Dear Annie: I am sibling No. 3 out of four. I am estranged from Nos. 2 and 4. This was my choice, and a wise decision. They are manipulative bullies, and after years of trying to have a relationship with them, I finally gave up. My younger sibling tried to manipulate me with a fakeContinue reading “Annie Lane tries her hardest, but…”

Annie Lane has no quality advice, so she just tosses out the names of some resources. Bravo!

Dear Annie: I’ve hit a dead end and am not sure what to do. My family has become dysfunctional to the point of my wanting to take my husband and kids and move far away from them all. I am grown, married and have two sons. I have an adult brother, “Joey,” who has becomeContinue reading “Annie Lane has no quality advice, so she just tosses out the names of some resources. Bravo!”

Incapable of independent thought.

Dear Amy: My mother-in-law reaches out to me only when she is concerned about her son. He’s an only child, and she constantly worries about him. She calls or texts me to ask how he’s eating, exercising, his latest bowel movements … you get my drift. I want to think the best of her. IContinue reading “Incapable of independent thought.”

When the numbers don’t add up.

Based in part on a prior email I received from him stating this: Part of my neurosis is OCD behaviors. You know how you open a can of soda and your entire goal is to drink until it is empty? Just me, huh? That’s how I am with everything. Once I arrive at work IContinue reading “When the numbers don’t add up.”

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