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Carolyn Hax: Show wife data on her affair

Dear Carolyn: Here goes: Discovered wife was having a lengthy affair. She says it was with Guy X and that it’s over. I believe it’s with Guy Y – and …


Dr. Gott: Emphysema treatable but not curable

Dear Dr. Gott: I have emphysema. When I walk a short distance, I am out of breath. I have to stop, sit and wait until I get all my breath …


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 …


Miss Manners: Ask permission to take photo

Dear Miss Manners: A group with whom I was hiking in Peru passed close to a woman and a boy working the land on a picturesque hillside. Each of my …


Carolyn Hax: One’s choice to give repentant bullies a chance

Hi Carolyn: I’ve seen this come up a few times: A person who was bullied as a kid is suddenly in contact with the former tormentor years later, after everyone …


Dr. Gott: Head pain needs diagnosis

Dear Dr. Gott: I hope you can help me. I am an 80-year-old widow, living alone, not overweight and I am active. I still mow my own lawn and have …


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 …


Carolyn Hax: Bridesmaid list fades over time

Carolyn: My only sibling, my brother, is getting married in a few months. Our father passed away a few years ago, and since then, we have gotten really close. When …


Miss Manners: Nonsmoker needs to control his enthusiasm

Dear Miss Manners: My spouse is an employee for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. As someone who works for the organization, he feels that he is morally bound …


Dr. Gott: Can B-12 help Bell’s palsy symptoms?

Dear Dr. Gott: I would like to tell you about my experience with an annoying condition called Bell’s palsy while on a tour in Italy. I had been riding near …


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 …


Miss Manners: Follow protocol when inviting guest of guest

A stranger is stalking wedding guest lists: The Guest Once Removed. This is not someone whom the bridal couple or their families thought to invite or who is likely to …


Often-absent dad can still become good grandpa

Dear Mr. Dad: When my kids were young I worked a lot and wasn’t around as much as I wanted to be. But now that I’m retired and a grandfather, …


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 …


Miss Manners: Rethink lifestyle when money’s tight

Dear Miss Manners: My financial situation has changed recently, and not for the better. I am in a quandary about how to deal with invitations to events that I cannot …


Carolyn Hax: Stand ground on wedding plans

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend and I have been together for eight years and are now in our mid-20s. We have graduate degrees, good jobs, and have been living with our …


Menthol rubs should be used with caution

Dear Dr. Gott: My mother is old school in that I grew up slathered in Vicks and put to bed at the first sign of sniffles or a cough. The …


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 …


Carolyn Hax: Insistent advice was out of line

Dear Carolyn: I have five beautiful nieces, whom I adore. The eldest has been accepted to a prestigious design school. Her mom is ecstatic, and so am I. I helped …


Microphone etiquette: To leave or not to leave?

Dear Miss Manners: Some of the lectures and panel discussions I have attended recently have been large enough to need microphones to ask the speaker questions. I understand the process …


Neuropsychology aids early diagnosis

Dear Dr. Gott: I applaud your approach to Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments. Blood work and imaging studies are important in making or ruling out certain diagnoses. I take …


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 …


Let jerks see their grandkids

Dear Carolyn: Wouldn’t it be neat if all grandchildren stood “to gain love, insight, continuity and perspective beyond measure” from grandparents (to quote your Jan. 14 column)? Unfortunately, they can …


Is glaucoma remedy too farfetched?

Dear Dr. Gott: I have an advanced case of glaucoma with only partial vision in my left eye, which causes annoying difficulty in reading. I came across a delightful after-dinner …


Dear Carolyn: With her, future’s bleak

Dear Carolyn: I have been seeing a girl I work with for five months. We don’t see much of each other, and talk only as she can. She has been …


Miss Manners: Even old-school ways can still be distracting in public

Dear Miss Manners: At a condo association meeting consisting of about 60 people, there was a head table with six people, facing about six rows of tables, about 5 feet …


Misunderstanding of diagnosis causes confusion

Dear Dr. Gott: My 73-year-old husband has been diagnosed with vascular Parkinson’s (progressive supranuclear palsy). After the neurologists’ diagnosis, I did research on the Internet and found that my husband …


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. …