Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 11/1/2014

Dear Annie: This is in response to "Confused and Hurting," whose 18-year-old son had taken his life. The family felt the community was snubbing them, as well as their sixth grader.

When my brother died from AIDS 20 years ago, few people in our ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/31/2014

Dear Annie: I recently found out that my 62-year-old husband has been texting a woman with whom he had an intimate relationship in the past. He has admitted that these texts were flirtatious and filled with "dirty talk." He swears that there was ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/30/2014

Dear Annie: My younger sister, "Nora," is 43 and acts like an 18-year-old brat. She became pregnant nine years ago by a drug addict who is currently in jail for raping a 14-year-old girl. (He is out of the picture, thank goodness.) I love my ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/29/2014

Dear Annie: My husband, an only child, never had a great relationship with his father, "Clyde." My mother-in-law died six years ago, and my husband passed away three years later. While things are improving for my daughter and me, we are both ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/28/2014

Dear Annie: When I was a teenager, one of my cousins tried to molest me when we were at our grandmother's house. He tried to force a kiss on me and said because I was older, I should learn about sex and teach it to him. I fought him off.

I was ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/27/2014

Dear Annie: Two years ago, a good friend died of a heart attack. His wife, "Sally," asked me to help her get rid of his things, which I was happy to do, and I soon found myself mowing her lawn and doing chores around the house.

Here is the ...