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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 …


Dear Annie: Boyfriend must put you first

Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a caring man and hope to spend the rest of my life with him. “Dan” is friends with a married couple he …


Dear Annie: False rumor form of bullying

Dear Annie: My 10th-grader, “Katie,” is switching to a different high school in two weeks. The other day, my son mentioned that his friend’s sister spread a bad rumor about …


Dear Annie: Wife may not be aware of moods

Dear Annie: I need some advice. My wife has anger issues. A few days ago, we moved our youngest son to a different bedroom and the two of them got …


Dear Annie: You must leave dangerous situation

Dear Annie: I’m 20 years old. My boyfriend and I have a 6-month-old baby boy. I used to be very independent. When I met “Jake,” he was 18, had never …


Dear Annie: Nicely ask mom to stop snooping

Dear Annie: I’m a 40-year-old man who has moved back home with my mother to recover from a car accident. The recovery is nearly complete, but the economy is slowing …


Dear Annie: Being there helps son greatly

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of a 7-year-old son who has a lot of anger problems. When “Ryan” was 3, his dad and I split up. My ex …


Ask executor for a hearing

Dear Annie: I was adopted at birth. I was a “daddy’s girl,” and although he always stood up to my Mom on issues of discipline, it was very clear that …


Dear Annie: Who you marry is up to you

Dear Annie: I was supposed to be married this month in a small private ceremony. However, my fiance, “John,” admitted he had communicated very poorly with his parents. His relationship …


Separate life can erode marriage

Dear Annie: My husband, “Rex,” and I have been married for two years. Three months ago, his job required him to work in a town several hours away, and he …


Dear Annie: Illness taking toll on marriage

Dear Annie: My husband has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. He is doing everything to fight it, including taking various medicines and having treatments, which have been somewhat effective. …


Let husband teach son self-sufficiency

Dear Annie: My husband’s ex, “Sophie,” is driving us crazy. They divorced 17 years ago when their son, “Sam,” was 3 years old. The ex is an alcoholic, very controlling …


Every choice has consequences

Dear Annie: Seven years ago, I left my marriage of 22 years to be with someone I still absolutely adore. However, I now realize that as much as we love …


Fiance is not being honest

Dear Annie: My fiance, “Ryan,” talks to his ex-wife daily. He even set a romantic love song as the ring tone for her incoming calls. He deletes her text messages …


Decide if affair can be forgiven

Dear Annie: I am a 69-year-old retiree and have been married to the same man for 43 years. We have three wonderful sons and seven beautiful grandchildren. When our boys …


Initiate peace with family

Dear Annie: I am a 42-year-old woman and have never had a normal relationship with my mother. She says every time she looks at me I bring out the bad …


Two’s company; more’s a crowd

Dear Annie: I am a 40-year-old divorced woman with six children. I’ve become involved in a dream-come-true relationship with “Joe.” After a year, he moved into my house. Joe has …


Good marriage takes work

Dear Annie: My husband, “Joe,” and I have been having minor problems recently, and I finally got him to open up about what is bothering him. Big mistake! He told …


Under parents’ roof, rules apply

Dear Annie: I am in my late 30s, divorced and live with my parents. Due to complicated circumstances, I am not financially able to live on my own. Despite being …


Dear Annie: Son’s behavior needs attention

Dear Annie: My 9-year-old son, “Felix,” is headed down the wrong path. This year in school, he has already stabbed two people with a pencil, clocked a boy and told …


Initiate visits to check on Dad

Dear Annie: My father is getting up there in years. He can think and do for himself quite nicely. The problem is, if something breaks or Dad does not have …


Grandchildren’s safety comes first

Dear Annie: I am 31 years old and divorced with two kids. My mom has always been supportive. She helped me out immensely over the years, and I am very …


Brother’s request tacky

Dear Annie: My husband and I married six years ago. The year before, my parents faced financial ruin and the loss of their home. I took it upon myself to …


Disability not license to abuse

Dear Annie: I am a female college student living with my parents until I finish school. I love my family, but there are a few problems, most involving my older …


Respect friend’s choice of mate

Dear Annie: I am a recovering alcoholic and have worked in addiction recovery for the 22 years I have been sober. Two years ago, I married a wonderful man. I …