Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 12/19/2014

Dear Annie: I have tenants who are behind in their rent. I've let it slide because I've been preoccupied with some personal problems. But my problems have been resolved, and now I'd like the back rent. Under the terms of the lease, I could evict ...

Annie's Mailbox for 12/18/2014

Dear Annie: My mother is 95 years old and in OK shape. She has been diagnosed with dementia, and her physician recommended a full-time caregiver because Mom is confused most of the time. She still lives in her home, refusing to leave, and my two ...

Annie's Mailbox for 12/17/2014

Dear Annie: I have two teenage children from a previous marriage. For the past 12 years, they have lived with their mother 90 miles away, and I have visitation every other weekend and alternate holidays, etc. I have always exercised visitation ...

Annie's Mailbox for 12/16/2014

Dear Annie: My 18-year-old cousin, "Rick," has been seeing a friend of mine for some time. Now I am in an awkward position. My friend "Joanie" told Rick she liked him, but he told her he didn't feel the same way about her. They were together for a...

Annie's Mailbox for 12/15/2014

Dear Annie: I am a 14-year-old boy. I'm on the swim team, and I take tap dancing lessons. But when I told my mom that I'd like to continue with both, she told me tap was a waste of time and that I would never go anywhere with it.

Only when one of...

Annie's Mailbox for 12/14/2014

Dear Annie: I am in a 14-month-old relationship that is rapidly falling apart. I consider this relationship serious.

"Clara" is in her early 60s and several years younger than I am. After the first three months, we began discussing marriage. We ...