Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 10/20/2014

Dear Annie: I've been in an abusive marriage for nearly 15 years, and I can't take another day. My husband has never hit me. It's all mental and emotional abuse. He calls me horrible names in front of our children. He has constant tantrums where ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/19/2014

Dear Annie: Looking at me now, you would never think I struggled with mental illness. I am a second-year graduate student studying counseling psychology, and I spend my free time as a competitive equestrian, teaching therapeutic riding, practicing...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/18/2014

Dear Annie: I beg you to tell adult children not to massage their curiosity and egos by milking the accursed Internet to chase down the other end of their parents' ancient love affairs.

I recently got a 75-year-old memory bomb -- a phone call ...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/17/2014

Dear Annie: I am a 66-year-old male. Six months ago, I lost my life partner, my love of 33 years. I was at "Michael's" hospice bedside 24 hours a day.

I always thought I had a good relationship with my partner's family, especially his sister, "...

Annie's Mailbox for 10/16/2014

Dear Annie: My grown son is an alcoholic. It has not interfered with his job so far, but it seems to be getting worse. His father drank himself to death, and I'm so worried he will go down the same path. He absolutely won't discuss it.

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Annie's Mailbox for 10/15/2014

Dear Annie: I'm 63 and fat, have been divorced for 20 years and live at the poverty level on social security. I am depressed and do not see the point of anything. My three adult children are grown and are truly great people. I see all of them ...