How can I get my step-daughter to open up?
November 17, 2014 Dear Annie: I am the stepmother of a lovely young woman, age 29. “Daria” was 2 when her mother left, and her older brother has reported that Mom was neglectful and suffered fits of rag. more »»
Would we be just getting in the way?
November 14, 2014 Dear Annie: Our neighbor “Ellen” is having an 80th birthday party for her husband. She has invited about 40 people, including my husband and me and the “Smiths,” another couple who are neighbors. more »»
Is sex a thing of the past for us?
November 13, 2014 Dear Annie: I am a married woman in my early 60s. My husband and I have been married for 35 years. We get along fine most of the time. He is a good man and a good provider. more »»
Feeling fed up in a lonely home
November 12, 2014 Dear Annie: I’ve been on antidepressant and bipolar medication for 12 years. The problem is, I feel I am being overmedicated. I want to sleep all day. I am also legally deaf. more »»
Lover is leading 2 different lives
November 11, 2014 Dear Annie: I am 74, slim and in perfect health. For the past six years, I have been living part time with “Fabio,” my 81-year-old Italian boyfriend. more »»
Sick of being caught in the middle
November 7, 2014 Dear Annie: My 37-year-old daughter, “Raya,” has claimed that my husband, her stepfather, propositioned her for sex several times when she was a teenager. more »»
Is alcoholism a disease?
November 6, 2014 Dear Annie: Please tell me, when did alcoholism become a disease? A disease is when the body is ill and not functioning properl. more »»
Parents don’t approve of relationship
November 5, 2014 Dear Annie: I’ve known Owen for four years, and we are in various classes together. We email regularly and chat all the time, and I consider him my best friend. Our parents are good friends, too. more »»
Good people, just at a loss for words
November 1, 2014 Dear Annie: This is in response to “Confused and Hurting,” whose 18-year-old son had taken his life. The family felt the community was snubbing them, as well as their sixth grader. more »»
Sister is just a drama queen
October 30, 2014 Dear Annie: My younger sister, “Nora,” is 43 and acts like an 18-year-old brat. She became pregnant nine years ago by a drug addict who is currently in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl. more »»
Father-in-law is totally overwhelming
October 29, 2014 Dear Annie: My husband, an only child, never had a great relationship with his father, “Clyde.” My mother-in-law died six years ago, and my husband passed away three years later. more »»
Difference in beliefs stirring up trouble
October 25, 2014 Dear Annie: I am Protestant, and my husband was baptized in the Catholic Church, but religion was never important to him or his family. Neither of us has converted, nor will we. more »»
Emotional abuse takes its toll, too
October 20, 2014 Dear Annie: I’ve been in an abusive marriage for nearly 15 years, and I can’t take another day. My husband has never hit me. It’s all mental and emotional abuse. more »»