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Dr. Gott: Anemia types, treatments vary

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 86-year-old male. I was diagnosed last March with hemyetic anemia. At first, my doctors did not know what the trouble was, since in two …


Annie’s Mailbox: Marital tension hurting the kids

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Tom” for five years. We had a shaky start, and now it is just horrible. Tom makes decisions for his own benefit, his …


Carolyn Hax: She regrets saving sex until marriage

On premarital sex: This is a painful subject for me. Forty years ago I married the Love of My Life. I refused to have intercourse until our wedding night. The …


Annie’s Mailbox: Seek compromise with husband

Dear Annie: I remarried two years ago and am very happy with my new husband. I have several children from my first marriage, ranging in age from 17 to 27. …


Dr. Gott: You’ve simply got a sinus infection

DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor says I have acute sinusitis. What is this? DEAR READER: Acute sinusitis is just “doctorese” for a sinus infection. It can be caused by bacteria, …


Too many gifts for thank you notes?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My children, who are 6, 7 and 12, have three sets of grandparents, 14 aunts and uncles and eight cousins. We live a good distance from all …


Mr. Dad: Plenty to do if you use imagination

Dear Mr. Dad: We can’t afford to send our two kids, 5 and 7, to winter camp, so it’s going to be just me and them for the next two …


Annie’s Mailbox: Share only your Internet concerns

Dear Annie: My son’s friend “Josh” confided to their group that he is gay. Josh’s parents are pretty strict and often comment that they have to keep an eye on …


Mr. Dad: Show son importance of truth

Dear Mr. Dad: Our 9-year-old son is a habitual liar. He fibs even about the smallest, most insignificant things. But whenever we challenge him, he stands his ground and tries …


Miss Manners: Give breakup inquirers new topic

DEAR MISS MANNERS – The holidays mean that friends and family fill each other in on the year’s happenings. For the last few Christmases, I have had the same boyfriend. …


Annie’s Mailbox: You cannot fix daughter’s life

Dear Annie: My daughter and her children live in a small home with three dogs and three cats. She doesn’t work, and her husband has been on disability leave for …


Carolyn Hax: Think in practical terms about friends

Dear Carolyn: A few years ago, my boyfriend cheated on me and left after I found out. At the time, he was struggling with depression and a drinking problem. After …


Annie’s Mailbox: Inexperience is not a dealbreaker

Dear Annie: I am a 24-year-old female and a virgin, not because of any moral objections, but because I have had a hormone deficiency since I hit puberty. I know …


Mr. Dad: New mom needs lots of support

Dear Mr. Dad: Our son is 3 weeks old and my wife is exhausted from breastfeeding. I have to be out of the house early in the morning to make …


Miss Manners: General rules offer exceptions

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My wife and I are both fortunate to come from large families with whom we love to spend time, and do so frequently. We are also blessed …


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 …


Carolyn Hax: If you fear asking, you know answer

Dear Carolyn: Is it ever appropriate to date a friend’s ex? I have a longtime friend who has been divorced for the last four years. Her ex has made it …


Miss Manners: Table settings should be logical

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I enjoy eating dinner with our children at home most nights. The children are generally charged with setting the table and clearing plates, and …


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 …


Carolyn Hax: He must own up to responsibilities

Hi, Carolyn: I was looking for a roommate when my boyfriend of two years suggested we move in together. We found a place together and have been unpacking now for …


Dr. Gott: Reader finds success with nonstatin

DEAR DR. GOTT: Like several of your readers, I, too, suffered from painful muscle aches after taking various statin drugs for cholesterol control. I started with pravastatin, which worked well …


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 …


Miss Manners: Give thanks for family going home

DEAR MISS MANNERS: If I can contain my anger, let me relate the Thanksgiving Day “celebration” at our home, with my large family. Since there were more than a dozen …


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 …


Carolyn Hax: Acts of love speak louder than words

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend of six months has told me he loves me only a handful of times. I am a person who ends most phone conversations with my best …


Strange truth can get lost over time

Dear Carolyn: I’m 16 and a member of a nuclear family with several siblings. In my family, trust has always been stressed as very important: My parents have drilled it …


Dr. Gott: Take thyroid meds before breakfast

DEAR DR. GOTT: I’ve had thyroid problems since I turned 17. I’m now 74. In 1976, I had a thyroidectomy to remove a benign nodule. The surgeon removed half my …


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 …


Ask yourself, ‘Does this help?’

Dear Carolyn: A month ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Beyond the obvious fears, I was afraid my new boyfriend’s feelings for me would change, what with the impact …