Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, February 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 24° Cloudy

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Dear Annie


Annie’s Mailbox: Call police when uncle gets violent

Dear Annie: I’m 18 years old and still live with my family. A few months ago, my uncle moved in with us. He comes home drunk all the time. I …


Annie’s Mailbox: Change could start with blood sugar

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to “Mitch” for seven years, and we have a 4-year-old son. Mitch provides well for us, and everyone at his job thinks he’s the best. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tips to conquer shyness with dates

Dear Annie: I am 17, a senior in high school and have never had a girlfriend. It seems like no matter what I do, I never can find a girl …


Letter could stop blabbermouth

Dear Annie: My neighbors, “The Smiths,” are new members in the community. Recently, their 8-year-old son went to play at a classmate’s home. The classmate, “Johnny,” closed his bedroom door …


Wife should insist you be included

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both 54-year-old professionals. We grew up in the same small town, but didn’t begin a romance until our 30th high-school reunion. We were …


Tipsy son-in-law worries g’ma-to-be

Dear Annie: My son-in-law drinks too much. Over the years, I’ve seen “Ted” overindulge at weddings, and I notice he consumes a tremendous amount of beer. Lately, my worry has …


BYO fish if your host doesn’t mind

Dear Annie: I am 49 years old and have been a “flexitarian” for 10 years, with fish being my primary protein source. My question is this: When I go to …


Infatuation-seeker lives in fantasyland

Dear Annie: My former girlfriend and I dated for 14 months. She is 49, and I am 52. We loved each other, but were not “in love.” While we had …


Don’t bring up daughter’s weight

Dear Annie: My husband and I need some advice on how to approach a sticky situation concerning our daughter. In the past several years, “Tricia” has gained a tremendous amount …


Until his death, dad denied son

Dear Annie: My 94-year-old father recently died. Because I was born fewer than 9 months after they married in 1935, he never believed I was his child. When I was …


Talk with mom about college plans

Dear Annie: I’m 17 years old and, in a few months, will be graduating and going away to college. I’m very excited about it. My only concern is my boyfriend. …


His online practice bad for marriage

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 29 years to a man I adore. We have had our ups and downs, but have weathered the storms because we both believe we …


Mom says blue, teen says azure

Dear Annie: My 19-year-old daughter has always argued with me about everything. I could say the sky is blue, and she would say, “No, it’s azure.” When she was a …


Tell boyfriend it’s time to move on

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Michael,” has been irritating me for the past month. He breaks his promises, goes back on his word, bosses me around like crazy and gets angry …


Annie’s Mailbox: Abused brother must seek help

Dear Annie: My brother is smart, nice and a good person. The problem is, he married the worst possible human being. The verbal abuse started eight years ago, and she …


Annie’s Mailbox: Ask for TV-free hour once a week

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Glenn” for 18 years, and we have two teenage daughters. Three years ago, we bought a new home so we could have a …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tell granddaughter you’re disappointed

Dear Annie: I have two 21-year-old granddaughters who live in different states. My son was never married to “Shannon’s” mother, and there are a lot of hard feelings between them. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Suggest she try vinegar instead

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law is overly obsessed with bleach. She uses it to wash dishes, and within minutes before she bathes her two small children, she wipes down the bathtub …


Annie’s Mailbox: Be supportive even if you disapprove

Dear Annie: I am one of four sisters, all of us in our 50s. We are a close-knit family, although we no longer live in the same communities. My niece, …


Annie’s Mailbox: Talk with lover about intimacy

Dear Annie: I am a divorced woman in my late 30s, with two young sons. My ex-husband is not a good father, but my boys understand that and accept that …


Annie’s Mailbox: Save marriage over money for family

Dear Annie: I am married to a wonderful man who loves my kids and me very much. Since the first of our five children was born, I’ve stayed home to …


Annie’s Mailbox: Uncomfortable with comfort dogs

Dear Annie: Some time ago, relatives from out of town asked to visit us when they were here for a nearby event. We agreed, as we seldom get to see …


Annie’s Mailbox: Make peace in neutral ways

Dear Annie: How do you deal with a married 40-year-old daughter with two children who is so jealous of her brothers that she causes family rifts? Right now, “Claire” isn’t …


Annie’s Mailbox: Call airline before daughter departs

Dear Annie: My wife decided to offer our young teenage daughter a trip to Japan because a friend of ours moved there last summer. Our daughter would stay for a …


Annie’s Mailbox: Marital tension hurting the kids

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Tom” for five years. We had a shaky start, and now it is just horrible. Tom makes decisions for his own benefit, his …


Annie’s Mailbox: Seek compromise with husband

Dear Annie: I remarried two years ago and am very happy with my new husband. I have several children from my first marriage, ranging in age from 17 to 27. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Share only your Internet concerns

Dear Annie: My son’s friend “Josh” confided to their group that he is gay. Josh’s parents are pretty strict and often comment that they have to keep an eye on …


Annie’s Mailbox: You cannot fix daughter’s life

Dear Annie: My daughter and her children live in a small home with three dogs and three cats. She doesn’t work, and her husband has been on disability leave for …


Annie’s Mailbox: Inexperience is not a dealbreaker

Dear Annie: I am a 24-year-old female and a virgin, not because of any moral objections, but because I have had a hormone deficiency since I hit puberty. I know …


Annie’s Mailbox: Friends may not like each other

Dear Annie: For almost a year, we have been planning a winter vacation with a few good friends. We only wanted to be with three other couples. We suggested the …