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Annie’s Mailbox: Farmer too busy for wife, family

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Tom,” a successful farmer, for seven years. We both have children from previous marriages, three of whom work here, and my youngest son …


Annie’s Mailbox: Bi or gay, hubby unlikely to change

Dear Annie: My husband, “Jonas,” and I own a small antique store that we have successfully operated for five years. We have no kids and have always been very close. …


Dear Annie: Few friendships can overcome unrequited love

Dear Annie: I have two friends I will call “Tom” and “Jack.” All three of us have been friends since high school. Tom and Jack were like brothers long before …


Annie’s Mailbox: Urge counseling to troubled couple

Dear Annie: I live in a close-knit neighborhood of eight young couples. Naturally, there is some gossip, so we feel personally involved in situations that may not be our business. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Affair changes view of mother

Dear Annie: I am in my early 20s and attending college. I recently found out that my mother had been having an off-and-on affair with a married man for years. …


Annie’s Mailbox: Online social life can hurt marriage

Dear Annie: My husband is on all of these Web sites – Classmates, Facebook and Reunion – trying to reconnect with old friends. But it seems he’s only connecting with …


Annie’s Mailbox: Hot-tub user naked to world

Dear Annie: I am 23 years old and a virgin. I have never seen a naked man in my life because I believe virginity should be kept until marriage. The …


Annie’s Mailbox: Be son’s guide, not his friend

Dear Annie: I have a 17-year-old son. Until three months ago, he was the best son a mother could ask for. He’s captain of the varsity baseball and golf teams, …


Annie’s Mailbox: Sad that son gives wife control

Dear Annie: My 29-year-old son and his wife have two young children. My oldest grandson and I were very close. I babysat, took him swimming, to the park and the …


Annie’s Mailbox: If not interested, say it, mean it

Dear Carolyn: I have rejected this guy (first nicely, now firmly) for weeks. He always says “I’ll change your mind someday” and insists on touching me and making me his …


Annie’s Mailbox: Cutting not healthy solution

Dear Annie: I am 13 years old and the oldest of four children. Lately, things have gone downhill for me. My schoolwork load is horrible, and my parents put me …


Annie’s Mailbox: Cheating sister needs therapy, not excuses

Dear Annie: My sister cheated on her husband and had an affair with a married man for several years. The man was separated from his wife at the time. My …


Annie’s Mailbox: New hubby’s debt now yours

Dear Annie: Two months ago, I married “Aiden” after more than a year of dating. He’s a loving husband and I am happy. The problem is, Aiden’s financial life is …


Annie’s Mailbox: Suspicions have no merit

Dear Annie: My 41-year-old fiance, “Michael,” recently started a new job that requires some overnight travel. Last week while out of town, a 21-year-old female co-worker asked Michael’s help to …


Annie’s Mailbox: Find ways to ease stress

Dear Annie: A few years ago, the company I work for laid off a number of employees. This had a devastating effect on morale, but those of us who remained …


Annie’s Mailbox: Report animal mistreatment

Dear Annie: About four years ago, a preacher and his family moved next door to us, and we have had it up to here with them. The latest episode involved …


Annie’s Mailbox: Talk to brother about heirlooms

Dear Annie: My brother is married to a woman I will call “Devon.” She is an only child and accustomed to having her way. Our last surviving parent recently passed …


Annie’s Mailbox: Get people you trust involved

Dear Annie: I’m a 15-year-old girl who has been having problems with another girl for about a year. She’s basically stalking me over the computer. I’ve received multiple threatening messages …


Dear Annie: Brother may be abusing his kids

Dear Annie: My grandfather molested me when I was a child, and I have been in therapy much of my adult life as a result. My entire family has a …


Dear Annie: Without trust, marriage is over

Dear Annie: I recently learned that during my entire marriage my husband has visited strip clubs, touched other women and had lap dances. He says he’s sorry. “Andy” has never …


Dear Annie: Ask Elder Abuse to investigate

Dear Annie: My next-door neighbor, “Tillie,” is in her 90s. She is able-bodied, but her mind is slowly slipping. We had a great relationship until she allowed her nephew, his …


Dear Annie: Childhelp looks into abuse cases

Dear Annie: My best friend, “Jayne,” is also my former sister-in-law. She and my brother divorced several years ago. My brother has limited contact with their children, but I have …


Dear Annie: Teach daughter to follow rules

Dear Annie: My child is in the fifth grade. She is a well-behaved girl and an excellent student. I have always tried to teach her to be respectful and honest. …


Dear Annie: Use affections productively

Dear Annie: I married “Eddie” after getting pregnant at 18. We have two children and have been together for 32 years. For the past 20, we have not slept in …


Dear Annie: Fantasies normal but be careful

Dear Annie: I have discovered a fascination with some aspects of bondage, dominance and submission, and eventually would like a chance to play out some of my fantasies. Is this …


Make up with mom-to-be

Dear Annie: My 28-year-old son who I love dearly is living with his pregnant girlfriend, “Salome,” in my basement. He is due to earn his bachelor’s degree in three months, …


Dear Annie: Let police deal with landlord

Dear Annie: I just moved to a very nice community five months ago. The people are so friendly, warm and helpful. My house is located not far from the ocean …


Set boundaries with mom

Dear Annie: My husband and I are newlyweds living with my mother-in-law and it’s driving us crazy. We had to move in with her when our apartment flooded and I …


Dear Annie: Cross-dressers mostly straight

Dear Annie: It’s after 1 a.m., and I can’t sleep for the second straight night. Two days ago, my husband of 15 years told me he’s a cross-dresser. Apparently at …


Dear Annie: Hostile parenting has repercussions

Dear Annie: I have been married six years and have two children. I am worried about my husband’s relationship with our 5-year-old son. My husband is very stern and has …