Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 9/15/2014

Dear Annie: I met the man of my dreams at the workplace. At the time, I was in an abusive marriage and had given up all hope, and then I met "Howard."

Here's the problem: Howard is 45, still lives in his parents' basement and works from home. He ...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/14/2014

Dear Annie: My girlfriend, "Tammi," and I have been together for six months. We saw each other only briefly over the summer because she took a job in another state. I feel that our relationship is getting serious.

The only problem is her friends....

Annie's Mailbox for 9/13/2014

Dear Annie: When my father died 15 years ago, my mother was in reasonably good health. When she reached the age of 91, she needed caregivers 24 hours a day. I tried to be the best daughter possible, calling twice a day, taking her to doctors' ...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/12/2014

Dear Annie: I am a 21-year-old college student. I have found someone I am really close to and would love to have a relationship with. The problem is, she is already in a relationship with someone else.

We worked together for two years and became ...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/11/2014

Dear Annie: My granddaughter "Rachel" is 14. Her parents raised her to attend church regularly. In the past year, however, they quit going to church and got divorced. My daughter was seeing a married man who left his wife and children and moved in...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/10/2014

Dear Annie: We were happy to see a vacant house on our block sell and were pleased to meet the new neighbors. We were willing to overlook the reek of tobacco and the cigarette butts in our driveway. The cat droppings in our flower and vegetable ...