Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 3/3/2015

Dear Annie: I am a 51-year-old man and have been unemployed for the past three years. Last year, my wife asked for a divorce.

My question is: What can I do to revitalize my relationship with my three teenage children? I have to initiate all phone...

Annie's Mailbox for 3/2/2015

Dear Annie: My husband's sister controlled his mother's finances. "Carol" paid the nursing home with her mother's credit card and gained reward points, which she used for vacations while Mom was still alive. My husband was the one who handled ...

Annie's Mailbox for 3/1/2015

Dear Annie: I was diagnosed with kidney disease as a child and started dialysis at age 11. Because I didn't think I would live to adulthood, I adopted the philosophy of living each day like it was my last. In 2013, when I saw an ad for the ...

Annie's Mailbox for 2/28/2015

Dear Annie: Several years ago, you printed a piece from a reverend about a dog who had died. My own precious Poochie died yesterday after being hit by a car. I am having a hard time. I miss him so much. Could you please print that piece again? ...

Annie's Mailbox for 2/27/2015

Dear Annie: I've been married to "Lily" for 15 years, and we have two teenagers. We've built a good life. But Lily is an unhappy person. And while I've not been an angel, she never acknowledges that her unhappiness contributes to our problems. She...

Annie's Mailbox for 2/26/2015

Dear Annie: I am currently in a two-year relationship with "Alison." Both of us are recently divorced. During Alison's marriage, she became a confidante to "Will." They have remained friends, and she insists nothing of a sexual nature ever ...