Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 1/25/2015

Dear Annie: I am a female resident physician. In medical school, I fell in love with "Jay," a classmate. We have been together for four years. Jay is currently a resident physician in another state.

Two years ago, I brought Jay home to meet my ...

Annie's Mailbox for 1/24/2015

Dear Annie: My mother is 90 years old. She recently loaned one of my nephews a large sum of money to purchase a house. "Todd" and his wife borrowed enough for the house, a new washer and dryer, and then more for homeowners insurance and property ...

Annie's Mailbox for 1/23/2015

Dear Annie: I am a 19-year-old full-time college student and I work part-time at a fast food place. I started my job two years ago, and for the most part, I enjoy it and have made several friends.

Eight months ago, "Ally" joined our team. I ...

Annie's Mailbox for 1/22/2015

Dear Annie: My father died a year ago. Since then, I have ignored my extended family, but I'm close to my children and grandchildren. Christmas passed and I never phoned my sick mother, even though I live 15 minutes away. I want to make it right, ...

Annie's Mailbox for 1/21/2015

Dear Annie: A year ago, I bought a house for my niece Alice, her boyfriend and their two daughters, so they could have a better life and become homeowners. The house is still in my name, and our agreement was that Alice could live there for five ...

Annie's Mailbox for 1/20/2015

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our late 70s and we raised four children. We lost our second son to suicide when he was 7. He suffered from major depression.

A few years ago, our daughter wrote us, saying that her eldest brother had sexually ...