Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 11/24/2014

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law and I exchange babysitting for our young children. I have three under the age of 5, and she has two. It is mutually beneficial except for one thing: If the kids break something at her house, she demands that I pay for ...

Annie's Mailbox for 11/23/2014

Dear Annie: Last week, I was watching a YouTube video, and suddenly a man's face appeared on my screen. He was watching me. I immediately turned off my computer.

Apparently, through apps or hacking into computer signals, people can watch you ...

Annie's Mailbox for 11/22/2014

Dear Annie: My sister, "Ellen," bought my mother a car when Mom moved in with her. Ellen promised it would belong to Mom when she paid her back.

Mom has made payments for three years. But she and Ellen had a fight, and not only did my sister kick...

Annie's Mailbox for 11/21/2014

Dear Annie: Two years ago, at the age of 62, I was forced to take early retirement from my teaching job. My pension is miniscule, and despite trying to find full-time work, I have only been able to string together part-time jobs. I have been ...

Annie's Mailbox for 11/20/2014

Dear Annie: My lady and I have been together for nine years, and we have a beautiful 7-year-old daughter.

We have had our own two-bedroom apartment for five years. A year ago, her mother fell ill. We decided to move her in with us to take care of...

Annie's Mailbox for 11/19/2014

Dear Annie: You recently printed a letter from a woman who asked whether her biological daughter could be a sociopath. Could you please list the characteristics of a sociopath in your column?

Our adult daughter is involved with someone we feel is...