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Annie’s Mailbox: Support husband – not his parents

Dear Annie: My husband, “Sam,” grew up in a family that was physically abusive. In order to escape, he joined the military after high school. We live far away from …


Annie’s Mailbox: Talk to son about wife’s stealing

Dear Annie: My son and daughter-in-law are both in their 30s. They have college degrees and good jobs. However, every time they come to visit, I discover things are missing. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Hello?! You’re being betrayed

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 15 years. We’ve been friends with “Ted and Jane” for almost 20. We used to get together for dinner and …


Annie’s Mailbox: Deadbeat nephew not your problem

Dear Annie: My nephew “Ken” is 29 years old, a high-school graduate and still lives at home with his mother – along with his pit bull that his mother reluctantly …


Annie’s Mailbox: Hard to hear of 30-year-old affair

Dear Annie: I’m a 61-year-old man, married for 42 years, with a great family. I thought I had it all. Recently, my wife told me about an affair she had …


Annie’s Mailbox: Anger at parents’ breakup normal

Dear Annie: My parents are going through a divorce. I have a lot of anger toward my dad because he packed up and left us while Mom and I were …


Annie’s Mailbox: Offer support to son, grandson

Dear Annie: Our oldest son married a beautiful woman from another culture, who then became pregnant with our only grandson, “Seth.” We were warned that “Zelda” was a gold digger …


Annie’s Mailbox: Don’t accept in-laws’ guilt trip

Dear Annie: I live 15 minutes away from my in-laws and see them often with my wife and children. The problem is, when my own family visits from across the …


Annie’s Mailbox: You, hubby must make united front

Dear Annie: I recently remarried, and my husband and I are in the process of moving our families into a beautiful new home. I have an 8-year-old daughter, and “Brett” …


Annie’s Mailbox: Comments about infertility hurtful

Dear Annie: I am in my early 30s and happily married. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for four years. We achieved pregnancy once, which resulted in …


Annie’s Mailbox: Adult daughter’s long-distance romance is OK

Dear Annie: My 19-year-old daughter has been “dating” a nice young man for three years. The problem is, he moved with his parents to another state two years ago. Initially, …


Annie’s Mailbox: Time to break up then take a break

Dear Annie: I am a college student and have been dating a nice guy for almost a year. Unfortunately, “Cody” is more into our relationship than I am. I have …


Annie’s Mailbox: It’s kind to RSVP and keep your word

Dear Annie: Why is it that so many guests either don’t know what RSVP means or respond affirmatively and then don’t show up? My daughter planned a lovely wedding. Thirteen …


Annie’s Mailbox: Readers share tips, advice about IBS

Dear Annie: I’d like to respond to “At the End of My Rope,” who has severe irritable bowel syndrome. If her medications are not working, perhaps she has been misdiagnosed. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Share concerns about dad’s dating

Dear Annie: My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago, and she recently passed away. She was a wonderful woman, and she and my father had a loving …


Annie’s Mailbox: Insecure mate needs ongoing therapy

Dear Annie: I have been married to my second husband for six years. While we were dating, he was romantic, thoughtful, caring, hardworking – everything I was looking for. I …


Annie’s Mailbox: Forgive roomies’ seeming slight

Dear Annie: I am going to be a junior in college next year. I’ll be sharing an apartment with three of my closest friends. One, “Susan,” lives only 20 minutes …


Annie’s Mailbox: Cheating wife behaving foolishly

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been together since high school. We have been married 17 years and have two boys, one 20 and the other 14. One night, …


Annie’s Mailbox: Stepmom-to-be may be abuser

Dear Annie: My brother’s wife died two years ago while giving birth to her youngest daughter. She was a terrific woman and a great mother. She left behind two other …


Annie’s Mailbox: Teen’s beau may be potential abuser

Dear Annie: My 14-year-old daughter, “Sara,” thinks she’s in love with a controlling boyfriend who is two years older. In the past six months, she’s become a different child. She …


Annie’s Mailbox: Help daughter grow up, move on

Dear Annie: I have a pretty, petite 24-year-old daughter who is quite immature for her age. She looks like she is 15. She still lives at home, occasionally helps around …


Annie’s Mailbox: Extreme jealousy needs therapy

Dear Annie: I am an unbelievably jealous woman. I don’t trust anyone around my husband, not even my sister. The root of this jealousy is the fact that several former …


Annie’s Mailbox: Changing her will breaks a promise

Dear Annie: My father was sick for several years before he died. Dad told me that he and my mother were leaving their entire estate to me, their only child. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Daughter too old to sit on dad’s lap

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Vic” for 22 years. Our marriage is solid. We have an 18-year-old daughter, “Kara,” who is totally in love with her father. Vic …


Annie’s Mailbox: Do you trust him to flirt online only?

Dear Annie: A few weeks ago, I discovered that my husband had sent a mildly flirtatious e-mail to a female acquaintance. When I confronted him, he admitted he found her …


Let ex-friendships gently fizzle out

Dear Annie: Five years ago, my husband and I lost our business. In an effort to keep it going, he did some illegal things and spent six months in prison. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Time to say ‘no’ to mom, siblings

Dear Annie: I am sick and tired of my mother expecting me to fix everything. When my siblings get in financial trouble, she expects me to bail them out because …


Annie’s Mailbox: Man fears losing kids in divorce

Dear Annie: How do I talk to my adult children about divorcing their mother? I’ve been a good father and tried hard to be a good husband, but I knew …


Annie’s Mailbox: Show support for mother-abused husband

Dear Annie: I have been married to my true love for 16 years. “Daniel” is a wonderful husband, a fantastic father to our three boys, a generous and successful businessman …


Annie’s Mailbox: Ask for help with thank-you cards

Dear Annie: I lost my only daughter in a terrible car accident two weeks ago. My friends and family were so supportive. I received many flowers, cards, food and even …