Seriously?

Dear Annie: My wife and I have two boys, 10 and 12. For years, my wife has been either brushing their teeth herself — long past when it was appropriate — or hovering over them nightly to ensure they are doing it the “right” way. Every night she asks them, “Did you do all theContinue reading “Seriously?”

Birthdays, anniversaries, and bad husbands!

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I adore my longtime boyfriend and the happy life we have built together. There is, however, a recurring issue over which we cyclically disagree: his birthday. While never truly enjoying getting older, I have always enjoyed celebrating my own birthday — what a wonderful excuse to see loved ones and share aContinue reading “Birthdays, anniversaries, and bad husbands!”

Taking offense.

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend from college I’m really close to, but they have begun an annoying habit I need help addressing. We live more than 1,000 miles apart, and over the past six months, I’ve noticed that my friend has been giving me unsolicited advice on daily tasks that don’t concern them. AtContinue reading “Taking offense.”

An advice smorgasbord!

Dear Amy: My teenage daughter had one of her longtime friends over. My 19-year-old son walked into the kitchen to microwave his coffee, and even though he was mere feet away from my daughter’s friend, he did not say hello to her. I think this is very rude. I didn’t think I raised my childrenContinue reading “An advice smorgasbord!”

Dammit! (The doll.)

I got tired and was speed-reading from one of my anger books, Mindfulness for Anger Management. Along with the really weird channelled book, this one has also been speaking to me more than the other anger books so far. (I bought a whole bunch of books and have been picking through them. Quantity is my friendContinue reading “Dammit! (The doll.)”

Ah, college!

DEAR ABBY: I was wondering how I can enjoy my college experience. I’m mostly wondering about what I should do while I’m in college to get the best experience (other than focus on my classes, because that comes first). What should I try and what things should I do while I’m there? I don’t thinkContinue reading “Ah, college!”

A hodge-podge of interesting advice issues!

DEAR ABBY: I am a 31-year-old woman who has been in many relationships since high school. No engagements, however, although four of the men mentioned they wanted to marry me. I lived with three of them. I’m a former model, have almost completed my second master’s degree and hold a steady government job. I don’tContinue reading “A hodge-podge of interesting advice issues!”

Meg makes faces for fun.

DEAR ABBY: I have always suffered from what I now know is social anxiety disorder. When I have to attend a large family function, I’m extremely nervous and miserable. As a result, sometimes I have had a sour expression on my face (although I didn’t realize it). At a gathering several years ago, I guessContinue reading “Meg makes faces for fun.”

Interesting topics from Dear Abby today!

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is married to a very nice man, but he’s a know-it-all. When we have a conversation, he is always “right” and disregards my point of view. I know my daughter is upset by it but, of course, she takes his side. I have tried to be close with him, but heContinue reading “Interesting topics from Dear Abby today!”

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