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Annie's Mailbox for 9/16/2019

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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 to get rid of this creep. I believe he's a serial cheater who thinks he can get away with anything....Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/15/2019

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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 doesn't pay rent or utilities, although when he gets a paycheck, he gives his mother some money. On ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/14/2019

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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. They don't like me. The reason is that while Tammi flew home from her summer job to see me, I didn'...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/13/2019

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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' appointments and doing her shopping and cooking. She frequently told me (and anyone within earshot) how ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/12/2019

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Dear Annie: I am a 21-year-old college student. I have found someone I am really close to and would love to have a relationship with. The problem is, she is already in a relationship with someone else.

We worked together for two years and became best friends. Unfortunately, she left the job to focus on school. We still talk, and I always ask ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/11/2019

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Dear Annie: My granddaughter "Rachel" is 14. Her parents raised her to attend church regularly. In the past year, however, they quit going to church and got divorced. My daughter was seeing a married man who left his wife and children and moved in with my daughter. What a mess.

Rachel asked me, "How can Mom be such a hypocrite? She taught me ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/10/2019

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Dear Annie: We were happy to see a vacant house on our block sell and were pleased to meet the new neighbors. We were willing to overlook the reek of tobacco and the cigarette butts in our driveway. The cat droppings in our flower and vegetable beds were harder to take.

The real problem is that their teenagers race up and down the street at all...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/9/2019

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ATTENTION CLASSIC ANNIE'S MAILBOX EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2014. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION -- CREATORS.COM

Dear Annie: I cannot stand to be around my mother-in-law. Since the day I married, "MIL" has been telling my wife and me how to live our lives. She issues opinions on everything from how to raise our dog...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/8/2019

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ATTENTION CLASSIC ANNIE'S MAILBOX EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2014. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION -- CREATORS.COM

Dear Annie: My daughter, "Nina," suffers from depression. Recently, I went to Seattle to help Nina and her husband move to Texas. It was our family's hope that I could get her to come back east with me ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/7/2019

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Dear Annie: When my mother died, my two siblings and I inherited 24 large boxes of photographs. These include pictures Mom inherited from her parents and grandparents. Many are of distant relatives and acquaintances we do not recognize. They also include hundreds of travel photographs, which I am sure brought back fond memories to my parents but...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/6/2019

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Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old man who has just come out of the closet publicly. I received so much love and support from friends and family. It feels amazing to be out in the open, never having to worry about someone finding out that I am gay.

The sad part, however, is that my father has disowned me. He removed me from all his social media and...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/5/2019

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Dear Annie: My cousin is 53 years old and is in and out of jobs. He has no place to go and parked his van on my property on the condition that he stay no more than five months. He asked for permission to use my laundry equipment and electricity. But he's already stayed 10 months, uses my facilities without permission and leaves things all over ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/4/2019

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Dear Annie: My daughter has been married for 14 years to a wonderful, successful, caring husband, and they have four beautiful children. But she recently moved out of their home. I can't believe it.

Everyone could tell the marriage wasn't going that well in the past year, but we thought it was the usual ups and downs. Then my daughter started ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/3/2019

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ATTENTION CLASSIC ANNIE'S MAILBOX EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2014. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION -- CREATORS.COM

Dear Annie: I am a 26-year-old married woman. I love my husband and would do anything for him, and I know he would do the same for me.

The problem is, I contacted an old friend after learning his uncle ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/2/2019

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Dear Annie: I am 74, and "Jane" is 56. We met online, where I said early on that I was not interested in dating because of the age disparity. I simply told her that I liked the expression on her face in the posted photos. She is beautiful.

But within a few months, we fell in love and became intimate. Jane realized it was a mistake and was quick...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 9/1/2019

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ATTENTION CLASSIC ANNIE'S MAILBOX EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2014. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION -- CREATORS.COM

Dear Annie: I have been married for 40 years to a man who had a few affairs in the past that I recently found out about. We are both seeing counselors, privately and together. At this point in time, I am...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 8/31/2019

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Dear Annie: I've been with my boyfriend for five years. We have a handsome 6-year-old boy. A year after I had my son, my boyfriend was diagnosed with kidney failure. At first, he was doing well, but then he had a rough patch and lost hope. During that time, we split up briefly. He seemed to get back on track, but now, two years later, we are in ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 8/30/2019

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Dear Annie: I am one of four adult children. Our father died a couple of years ago. Three of us have our own homes. One sister, "Diane," has been married twice and has lived with numerous men and was kicked out when each relationship ended. She has no place that she owns.

Our mother has told us that after she is gone, Diane will get the house ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 8/29/2019

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Dear Annie: My second cousin "Susan" and I are in our 60s and have been friends since childhood. I was widowed six years ago. Susan never married.

Four years ago, Susan and I started traveling together. It's much cheaper to travel as part of a couple than solo, and we get along well. Now, however, there are a couple of problems. Susan has put ...Read more

Annie's Mailbox for 8/28/2019

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ATTENTION CLASSIC ANNIE'S MAILBOX EDITORS: THE FOLLOWING COLUMN WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2014. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION -- CREATORS.COM

Dear Annie: My boss insists that all of her employees eat lunch with her in the cafeteria every day. She really gets out of whack if we decide to use our "unpaid" time to do what we want. She says we ...Read more

 
 

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