Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, February 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 20° Partly Cloudy

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Dear Annie


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 …


Annie’s Mailbox: Inform member she’s being ousted

Dear Annie: I get together once or twice a year with a group of girlfriends I’ve known since high school. We are at our wits’ end with one I will …


Annie’s Mailbox: No grandparents OK for daughter

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married 14 years and have four children. My mother-in-law always pitted his two sisters against each other to try to make them …


Annie’s Mailbox: Change in dosage, exercise can help

Dear Annie: I am a 16-year-old girl who still wets the bed. I have tried everything from wearing an alarm to taking medication. I am now on a prescription that …


Annie’s Mailbox: Don’t leave guests to show home

Dear Annie: We recently hosted a barbecue for our son’s 18th birthday. We invited members of his sports team and their parents, along with a few other friends. Over the …


Annie’s Mailbox: Don’t give up on being mom to kids

Dear Annie: I am an addict in recovery. I moved out of state three years ago when I was seeking treatment and completed my program 15 months ago. I have …


Annie’s Mailbox: 11-year-olds don’t send greeting cards

Dear Annie: My step-granddaughter, who is almost 11 years old, never calls her grandfather or me unless told to. “Bridget” is an only child of divorce. She has not seen …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tell doctor about gossiper on staff

Dear Annie: A woman I know works at my former doctor’s clinic in a low-level position. A friend recently told me this woman repeats everything that is in the medical …


Annie’s Mailbox: Studies find horror not good for kids

Dear Annie: I am so frustrated with my husband. We have four children under the age of 8. He actually encourages them to watch scary movies and play violent video …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tell close friends of gift preference

Dear Annie: My fiance and I are getting married in June. We are in our 40s, and it’s not the first wedding for either of us. I am laid off …


Annie’s Mailbox: Don’t put yourself out for friend

Dear Annie: My friend “Lucy” was like a sister to me. She doesn’t drive, so I took her to all her hair appointments, doctor’s visits, shopping, etc. She hated bad …


Annie’s Mailbox: States should help ex-offenders

Dear Annie: Thank you for printing the letter from “Concerned Aunt,” whose nephew is an ex-offender looking for work. The United States locks up a larger percent of its population …


Annie’s Mailbox: Develop your own reputation

Dear Annie: My husband is an amazing man. He is selfless and has uncompromising integrity. He is well-known and well-respected in our small community. I am proud to be his …


Annie’s Mailbox: Your boyfriend is gay; romance over

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship because he’s at college, 2,000 miles away. We’ve been together for two years. At first, everything was fine, but …


Annie’s Mailbox: Talk to estranged dad with a friend

Dear Annie: I have an elderly father with a bunch of serious medical problems. We’ve never had a close relationship. I suspect he could pass away soon, and I would …


Annie’s Mailbox: Make effort to get out more, be social

Dear Annie: I am very antisocial. I don’t go to parties as often as most teens, I hardly ever invite friends over, and the few friends I do have no …


Annie’s Mailbox: Woman’s claim could ruin lives

Dear Annie: My old roommate from college is beginning to cause a huge problem. “Sandy” was promiscuous in school, and there were many nights I crashed on a neighbor’s couch …


Annie’s Mailbox: Ask co-workers to choose new place

Dear Annie: I am a recovering alcoholic with six months’ sobriety. Recently, I was hired at a new company. The job is everything I dreamed of, and my bosses and …


Annie’s Mailbox: Maybe marriage too confining for him

Dear Annie: I have never been married, but would love to be. I have been with my boyfriend for nine years, and we have two children. We live together, share …


Annie’s Mailbox: Mother’s right: Don’t chase him

Dear Annie: I’m a 14-year-old girl who is having relationship problems. My new boyfriend and I just hooked up over the weekend. “Carter” and I go to church together, and …


Annie’s Mailbox: Handyman hubby needs backbone

Dear Annie: My husband seems to be the “go to” guy in his family. He used to do carpentry work, and now his three siblings call on him for all …


Annie’s Mailbox: Ask husband to get a checkup

Dear Annie: My husband’s self-esteem is so low these days that he blames himself for everything. Last week, I was having hot flashes that kept me awake so I slept …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tell boss actions hurting morale

Dear Annie: I work for a family company and am grateful to have a job in this economy. But while we employees have had benefits drastically cut, the owners have …


Annie’s Mailbox: Tell sons budget not what it used to be

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been together for more than 20 years. This is my second marriage. “Tony” has been a wonderful stepfather to my sons. All three …


Annie’s Mailbox: Snubbing him would be justified

Dear Annie: I have been married to the perfect woman for 13 years. If I had to order a wife, it would be her. We have wonderful, healthy kids, and …


Annie’s Mailbox: No more nudity in front of boys

Dear Annie: I am the father of two sons, 7 and 11. At what point do you stop dressing or being naked in front of your children? I come from …


Annie’s Mailbox: Fiance not ready for commitment

Dear Annie: After being a widow for four years, I recently became engaged to “Dennis,” a wonderful man who lost his wife two years ago. They had been married 42 …


Annie’s Mailbox: Domestic violence complex issue

Dear Annie: A young co-worker came into the office last week with a horrible black eye. Her boyfriend had punched her in front of her young children and some of …


Annie’s Mailbox: As longtime friend, lend ear to her woes

Dear Annie: My husband and I are both military. Recently, two of our oldest friends (also military) announced that they are splitting. “Emily” was cheating on “Roger” while she was …


Annie’s Mailbox: Betrayed trust may never heal

Dear Annie: I am 26 years old, and earlier this year I met the man of my dreams. “Stu” is wonderful and caring. However, I made a big mistake. Recently, …