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Dr. Gott: Lung scarring has serious consequences

Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 82-year-old female. I don’t smoke but was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2006 and used oxygen occasionally for the first four months following the …


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, …


Miss Manners: Saga of big day plans gives guests wedding fatigue

Shouting from the housetops now strikes Miss Manners as an admirably restrained way of reminding the world that you are getting married. Couples have since taken to firing off barrages …


Mr. Dad: Only child can grow up to be well-adjusted, happy adults

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and I are in our late 30s. We have a 4-year-old daughter and would love to have a second child. But with the financial crisis, …


Carolyn Hax: Meet each other halfway, beyond

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend is on a very pervasive health kick. Everything about his lifestyle has changed, from transportation to diet. All these changes took place after we began dating, …


Dr. Gott: Vitamins may help macular degeneration

Dear Dr. Gott: Two months ago, you wrote about dry macular degeneration, and I have to disagree with your comment that there is no treatment. Eight years ago, I was …


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 …


Miss Manners: Asking for money a delicate task

Dear Miss Manners: My husband and I serve on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit YMCA Camp, which was founded decades ago by my husband’s father and bears his …


Carolyn Hax: Be healthy, hope mate joins you

Dear Carolyn: What to do when you recognize controlling traits in yourself? I’m certainly not mean, I don’t yell and I don’t make loaded “jokes,” but I tend to drop …


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 …


Cause of eternal runny nose may be pollution, medications

Dear Dr. Gott: What treatment is available for vasomotor rhinitis? My 41-year-old daughter was diagnosed with this. She is married, has a daughter and lives in London. Her condition prevents …


Miss Manners: ‘Tradition’ is about collecting money, not etiquette

Dear Miss Manners: When did the tradition of having others pin money to your shirt on your birthday come about? How did this originate? Is it some modern take on …


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 …


Mr. Dad: Teen must show he’s mature enough for job

Dear Mr. Dad: I’m 15 years old and in the 10th grade. I will turn 16 just after school lets out for the summer and I want to get a …


Carolyn Hax: True love worth having better circumstances

Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend is married to another woman. You can’t imagine the scolding I’ve endured from my close friends over this. Some of it is beginning to sink in, …


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 …


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 …


Miss Manners: Be kind to laid-off co-workers

Dear Miss Manners: Several of my co-workers were recently laid off. Some of them are finishing up a few things for a week or two before they leave, and others …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …