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Annie’s Mailbox: Tell mom’s doctor she’s more abusive

Dear Annie: My mom is 67 and pure evil. She manipulates her doctors, who don’t know the real truth. I’ve tried to remain patient and respectful, to no avail. My mom has pushed everyone away. She has no friends. Since my father died, she’s become severely depressed. I’ve supported her and stood by her after all the evil and hateful things she’s done, but I can’t keep doing it.

Miss Manners: Etiquette lapse can lead to violence

DEAR MISS MANNERS: How long after a tragedy, such as the shootings in Aurora, Colo., is it appropriate to begin a discussion on the root causes and preventive actions to be taken? Just as happened in Tucson, time cools the passions until the public forgets about it. This is more important than holding your pinkie out when drinking tea.

Annie’s Mailbox: Support suicide prevention day

Dear Annie: On Sept. 10, people throughout the world will be observing World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual event co-sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organization. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined.

Carolyn Hax: Daughter renounces God, shocks mom

Dear Carolyn: I am a stay-at-home mother of four who has tried to raise my family under the same strong Christian values that I grew up with. Therefore I was shocked when my oldest daughter suddenly announced she had “given up believing in God.” She no longer wishes to attend church, speak to the pastor or even participate in family prayers. She insists she is old enough to make up her own mind, but I simply do not think a girl of 16 has the maturity to make such a life-changing decision. Our pastor cautions me that putting too much pressure on her now might cause her to become even more entrenched in her thinking.

Meehan: Guthrie stands out in history of SAWGA

Shortly after becoming president of the Spokane Area Women’s Golf Association (SAWGA), Karen Romberg was sorting through a stack of clippings from The Spokesman-Review when one article caught her eye. It mentioned that SAWGA was officially organized in 1962. She quickly did the math and realized SAWGA was turning 50.

Annie’s Mailbox: Ask wife about her online chats

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 18 years, and we have three children. I always thought we got along great. Over the past few years, we have not been as intimate as we once were, and I attributed it to busy schedules, children, etc. However, recently I discovered that my wife has been having Internet chats with a particular gentleman, and these chats get rather steamy. Annie, I cannot even get my wife to hug me without resistance, but yet she can talk to a stranger like this. She doesn’t know that I have seen these conversations.

Annie’s Mailbox: Put some clothes on those grandkids

Dear Annie: My two daughters think nothing of letting their opposite-sex children run around naked, alone or with a group of family members. These two cousins also bathe and use the bathroom together. The boy is 8, and the girl is 7. Is this acceptable behavior, or should they be told to keep their clothes on? – Perplexed Grandma

Miss Manners: TV awkward to avoid in waiting room

DEAR MISS MANNERS: It has become so frequent as to be nearly ubiquitous these days that whenever I am called upon to pass some time in a doctor’s waiting room, I am required to at least listen to a television broadcast. I write not to ask whether anything can be done about forcing television on captive audiences, but to inquire about whether there is a polite way to pass my waiting time without having to listen to the television, which is nearly always tuned to a news channel with whose political views I take issue.

Carolyn Hax: Her schedule says he needs to say it

Hi, Carolyn: I have known my boyfriend about five years. We dated casually, on and off, for the first four, but we’ve gotten serious over the past eight months. I truly adore and love him. We’re always laughing and touching and smiling. We talk every day and see each other often. This weekend, he is taking me to meet his extended family out of town. I have no doubts that he feels deeply for me.

Meehan: Titus has golfing weekend for the ages

For the record, Darren Titus didn’t run out and purchase a bunch of lottery tickets after a golf weekend that included a double eagle and a hole-in-one in separate rounds. “I figured after that weekend,” Titus said, “I don’t know how much luck I have left.”