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Dear Annie: Childhelp looks into abuse cases

Dear Annie: My best friend, “Jayne,” is also my former sister-in-law. She and my brother divorced several years ago. My brother has limited contact with their children, but I have …


Miss Manners: Look – don’t stare – at naked baby

Dear Miss Manners: I was changing my baby’s diaper in a public restroom the other day. The changing table had no privacy whatsoever, and anyone walking in or out of …


Carolyn Hax: Parenting has no loophole

While I’m away, readers give the advice. On new parents who are squabbling over their new responsibilities:


Dear Annie: Teach daughter to follow rules

Dear Annie: My child is in the fifth grade. She is a well-behaved girl and an excellent student. I have always tried to teach her to be respectful and honest. …


Miss Manners: Clothing traditions hard to adapt

Dear Miss Manners: I just read about the tradition of requiring morning attire (until now translated as tails, pearl or black vest and striped pants) of all Justice Department employees …


Dr. Gott: Ask doctor to explain glaucoma

Dear Dr. Gott: Last year, during my yearly eye examination, my doctor asked me if I had poked my eye with a stick (which I hadn’t), because I had a …


Dear Annie: Use affections productively

Dear Annie: I married “Eddie” after getting pregnant at 18. We have two children and have been together for 32 years. For the past 20, we have not slept in …


Dear Miss Manners: Treat son’s ex-teacher graciously

Dear Miss Manners: I am the mother of an 8-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s extremely intelligent and highly emotional. Second grade presented him with significantly greater expectations in the …


Birth control pills linked to blood-clot formation

Dear Dr. Gott: My 24-year-old granddaughter recently had a stroke due to a clot because of her birth-control medication. She got fast treatment and will be OK, but now I …


Dear Annie: Fantasies normal but be careful

Dear Annie: I have discovered a fascination with some aspects of bondage, dominance and submission, and eventually would like a chance to play out some of my fantasies. Is this …


Carolyn Hax: No response obviously means stop e-mailing

Dear Carolyn: About five years ago I began to realize that a woman I dated 25 years earlier was someone I had stronger feelings for than I was mature enough …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …