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Dear Annie: Writer looking to move on with life

Dear Annie: I have been married for nearly three years. I am not happy, and I am pretty sure my wife isn’t either. Our communication is terrible, especially on my end because I tend to shut down when I am upset. Marriage has not been fun for me. My wife is very insecure and jealous, and she ...

Dear Annie: Role reversal can relieve tension

Dear Annie: I thought I would share some fantastic advice my husband and I received from a marriage counselor a few years ago during a very difficult patch in our 28-year relationship. I tend to get worked up over things, i.e., injustices, politics, perceived slights, etc. My husband tends to ...

Car Talk: Buying a classic car can be more than you bargained for

Dear Car Talk: I am not a car nut; hence, I don’t know much about the innards of a car. However, I would love to own a classic 1960-ish muscle car, like a Mustang Fastback. Is there anything I should be aware of before I get myself into it? What would you warn me of before I get into ...

Dear Annie: A rocky road for mother and daughter

Dear Annie: I recently read your column in which you gave advice on how to deal with a toxic relationship between a mother and adult daughter. I have a similar issue with my 26-year-old daughter who lives with me after my recent divorce. Long story short, my daughter and I have had a tumultuous ...

Car Talk: Few modern vehicles will pass the sheet of plywood test

Dear Car Talk: There are two types of SUVs: those that allow a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood to lay flat in the back and those that don’t. Can you please tell the guys that review the vehicles to add this simple fact to their reviews? It’s OK if the plywood hangs out of the rear door ...

Dear Annie: Opposites can complement or clash

Dear Annie: I wanted to offer a little encouragement to “Opposites” about his relationship. You were correct in saying that sometimes relationships between opposite personality types can be the best. I’ve been in one for 28 years. My husband and I were definite opposites when we were ...