Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 7/18/2014

Dear Annie: I am a nonsmoker who has asthma and early heart disease. When I am at family events and outdoor concerts or entering stores and public places, I often find myself exposed to secondhand smoke from cigarettes and cigars. Even though I ...

Annie's Mailbox for 7/17/2014

Dear Annie: My beloved mother-in-law passed away two years ago. We had a church funeral and a celebration of her life.

My father-in-law had the body cremated. He intends to have the ashes buried in the family plot in New York, 1,200 miles away, ...

Annie's Mailbox for 7/16/2014

Dear Annie: My wife and I are a little concerned about our 30-year-old daughter, "Amber." Every day, she spends an hour brushing her teeth and five full minutes washing her hands and then rechecks the same things about five times.

Amber says she ...

Annie's Mailbox for 7/15/2014

Dear Annie: Every year, my grandmother and I go to my cousins' house for Christmas. This year is different for me. I have had the miracle of God helping me overcome some major addictions in my life.

I've expressed to my uncle that I do not feel ...

Annie's Mailbox for 7/14/2014

Dear Annie: My husband and I have three children, two of whom recently graduated college. We knew the dates of the graduations five months in advance, and we told my mother, the only grandparent they have. We told her how much we wanted her to ...

Annie's Mailbox for 7/13/2014

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of a wonderful 5-year-old son and am expecting another baby in the winter. My son's father cheated and lied and then left me for another woman. He briefly came back, and I thought he meant to stay, but it was only ...