Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 9/18/2014

Dear Annie: I am a 55-year-old woman, the youngest of three. When I married 30 years ago, we moved away for my husband's job. Over the years, we have returned for summer visits, especially since our daughters are close in age to their cousins.

We...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/17/2014

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married more than 40 years. He rarely calls me by my name and never uses terms of endearment. He just talks at me. I've put up with his emotional neglect and his forcing me to have sex when I didn't want to. ...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/16/2014

Dear Annie: My best friend's husband is having an affair with his sister-in-law. I have firsthand knowledge of this and also heard it through several different, unrelated sources. They are pretty blatant about being seen together.

My friend needs...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/15/2014

Dear Annie: I met the man of my dreams at the workplace. At the time, I was in an abusive marriage and had given up all hope, and then I met "Howard."

Here's the problem: Howard is 45, still lives in his parents' basement and works from home. He ...

Annie's Mailbox for 9/14/2014

Dear Annie: My girlfriend, "Tammi," and I have been together for six months. We saw each other only briefly over the summer because she took a job in another state. I feel that our relationship is getting serious.

The only problem is her friends....

Annie's Mailbox for 9/13/2014

Dear Annie: When my father died 15 years ago, my mother was in reasonably good health. When she reached the age of 91, she needed caregivers 24 hours a day. I tried to be the best daughter possible, calling twice a day, taking her to doctors' ...