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Bride decides whom to invite

Dear Carolyn: How does one draw the line between “doing the right thing” toward family, versus treating them like any other person? My sister is having a wedding and the …


Seroquel not advised for elderly

Dear Dr. Gott: Please give your opinion on Seroquel being prescribed to a patient with dementia. I’ve heard it is a dangerous drug when given to the elderly, as it …


If bond serious, put ring on it

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: As a rule, do you feel that shotgun weddings are doomed? My boyfriend and I had never talked seriously about marriage, but …


Postcard pre-birth note impersonal

Dear Miss Manners: My family received in the mail a pre-printed postcard announcement of the impending birth of the first child of a cousin. We live in the same city …


Good marriage takes work

Dear Annie: My husband, “Joe,” and I have been having minor problems recently, and I finally got him to open up about what is bothering him. Big mistake! He told …


Under parents’ roof, rules apply

Dear Annie: I am in my late 30s, divorced and live with my parents. Due to complicated circumstances, I am not financially able to live on my own. Despite being …


One month in, hanging out OK

Dear Carolyn: I’m in a relationship phase that always makes me feel nuts. It’s the space between “being together” and not. One aspect is that the fling started more on …


Dr. Gott: Rare dementia has no cure

Dear Dr. Gott: My 63-year-old daughter was a healthy, active woman until two years ago, when she started having trouble with her speech. She couldn’t bring out the words she …


Set limits for grandparents

Dear Carolyn: Since the moment my mother and mother-in-law found out I was pregnant (my son is now 18 months old) they have driven us insane with their desire to …


Most osteoporosis drugs cause stomach upset

Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 84-year-old woman in very good health. My only problem is severe osteoporosis. I am unable to tolerate any of the current osteoporosis prescription pills …


Keen friend reads between the lines

Dear Carolyn: I have a friend who I worry is drifting toward an affair. She’s very flirty with a co-worker and talks about him in a crush-y way, while she …


Quality of life more important than quantity

Dear Dr. Gott: Too often now, it is possible to keep an individual existing for years with feeding tubes and breathing machines, whether the patient wants them or not. That’s …


Carolyn Hax: Give dad chance to clean up mess

Dear Carolyn: I was recently at my parents’ house, and I went to check my e-mail. When I opened the browser, I found that my father had not signed out …


Get out of relationship gradually

Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in college and live far away from my hometown, so I rarely see my friends or family. I wouldn’t mind so much except that I’m …


Carolyn Hax: Consider risks in coming out

Hi, Carolyn: I’m 50, divorced 10 years, put two kids through college, and have become involved with a woman. I suppose I’m gay now. My office is having an off-site …