Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 8/30/2014

Dear Annie: I am one of four adult children. Our father died a couple of years ago. Three of us have our own homes. One sister, "Diane," has been married twice and has lived with numerous men and was kicked out when each relationship ended. She ...

Annie's Mailbox for 8/29/2014

Dear Annie: My second cousin "Susan" and I are in our 60s and have been friends since childhood. I was widowed six years ago. Susan never married.

Four years ago, Susan and I started traveling together. It's much cheaper to travel as part of a ...

Annie's Mailbox for 8/28/2014

Dear Annie: My boss insists that all of her employees eat lunch with her in the cafeteria every day. She really gets out of whack if we decide to use our "unpaid" time to do what we want. She says we aren't team players if we don't eat together. ...

Annie's Mailbox for 8/27/2014

Dear Annie: We are perplexed as to the actions of our grown children. We were not perfect parents, but consider ourselves to have been pretty good. Our kids grew up in a nice home where friends were welcome, and they were involved in church and ...

Annie's Mailbox for 8/26/2014

Dear Annie: I have been married to a wonderful man for 30 years. We have a large, supportive, loving family on both sides. I love my mother-in-law dearly. We have always had a wonderful, close relationship.

Here's the problem. In Mom's will, it ...

Annie's Mailbox for 8/25/2014

Dear Annie: Our daughter will be a college freshman this year. She has been texting her new roommate so they can learn a little about each other.

Our daughter recently received a text from her new roomie stating that her parents and boyfriend ...