Dear Annie: I'm a 69-year-old retired widow living on a fixed income. I'm paying monthly on a loan to get some repairs done to my home. My problem is my daughter and son-in-law. They both have health problems, my daughter especially. He gets Social Security disability and Medicare. My daughter has applied for Social Security disability and has...Read more
Dear Annie: I've been married for 10 years. My husband and I live about 15 minutes from his mother. Things have never been great between my mother-in-law and me, but we've always tried to overlook our differences.
When my husband and I were first married and didn't have kids, we spent a lot of our free time with his mom, but now that we have ...Read more
Dear Annie: My middle child graduated from college last year and has been driving me crazy ever since. The transition into the adult world can be a difficult, confusing time for most college grads; thinking back, I obsessed over picking the "right" job, the "right" career, etc. So, that I can empathize with. But every time she presents a ...Read more
Dear Annie: I am a stay-at-home mom with three children under the age of 6. They currently go to their grandmother's (my mother's) day care one day a week to give me a chance to run errands and do extra housework. Lately, I have noticed signs of negligence. Some are minor, such as dirty faces and rear ends not properly wiped. Some are more ...Read more
Dear Annie: I have been attending a local church for about a year, and although I am very shy, I have come to care a great deal about some of the people, especially my pastors. I have noticed that on the church's official website, there are quite a few typos and oddly structured sentences. I would love to offer a couple of hours of my time to ...Read more
Dear Annie: I've been feeling very inspired lately. As a firm believer in gender equality, I am so happy to see how the #MeToo movement has given so many women the relief of telling their stories and getting a weight off their shoulders. However, this also has inspired a feeling of panic within me. I, too, am a victim; but my perpetrator was ...Read more
Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 11 years. He has three grown children, all gainfully employed, who live in distant cities. We live in the large house his children grew up in. Two of the children are married with young kids.
The problem is that at least twice a year, his kids decide to coordinate a visit home, all coming into...Read more
Dear Annie: I am a 67-year-old man who has extreme seller's remorse and have slipped into depression from selling my business two years ago. The reason I am writing is to caution the 10,000 baby boomers a day who are turning 65. After retiring, I was caught completely off guard by the fact that my entire identity was my business. I have also ...Read more
The Shekhinah is ComingValjean Tchakirides
The Shekhinah is Coming: Secrets of the Divine presents a circular study of what Tchakirides calls "the divine plan that ends where it begins - 'in LIGHT'". This work bridges the gap between religion and science, offering explanations of recent NASA discoveries and suggesting what they might ...
Dear Annie: I have had this issue with a certain family member, and I am hoping you can advise me on what to do. When the family of one of our sons visits and eats dinner at our house, his wife cleans up afterward, which is appreciated, but the problem is that she takes 90 percent of the food for herself and her grown children without asking. ...Read more
Dear Annie: Ever since "Pokemon Go" came out, my husband has been spending a lot of time playing it. Sometimes he's out for eight to 10 hours per day, including during the night, walking around and attempting to find Pokemon for the game.
"M" is in his early 50s and has been a stay-at-home dad for the past seven years. Our lifestyle is frugal...Read more
Dear Annie: My mother is 79 years old. She was born during the Depression, and I know that when she was younger, she didn't get enough to eat. The problem now is that she still hoards food. She admits that she has a problem, but she can't seem to stop buying food for the freezer. She has a huge chest freezer and two smaller freezers that are ...Read more
Dear Annie: Though the holidays are behind us, I'm left with some lingering resentment. My problem is that we host too many guests. I married into a family of seven. This family has since grown to 30 people, even with the deaths of the mother and father. My wife and I took on the hosting of the annual Christmas get-together for the family, but...Read more
Dear Annie: About a year and a half ago, the absolute love of my life and I broke up. I was going through some hard times and suffered from major depression and wasn't taking any medication for it. I accused him of cheating, not loving me, etc., to the point where he'd had enough. I don't blame him, really. We still talked afterward, and I ...Read more
Dear Annie: I'm suffering from what I call vigilance fatigue. The state of our government's affairs may never have been worse, and I'm trying to stay on top of it all, but it's exhausting.
I do want to stay informed, but I find that every moment I'm not working or spending time with my kids, I'm reading a magazine or an online news story or ...Read more
Dear Annie: In the past year, the Department of Veterans Affairs has tackled many issues for our veterans, and we are proud to participate in the largest transformation of VA in recent history.
Our volunteers and community partners form a large part of this effort, allowing us to bring programs and services to our veterans that otherwise ...Read more
Dear Annie: I recently went to see my doctor about some troublesome symptoms I had been experiencing, and the entire time he was examining me, he kept up a running monologue about the holidays and politics and other assorted topics. I responded as necessary, but mostly I found myself wondering how he could be doing a good job of listening to ...Read more
Dear Annie: I'm hoping you can settle a little disagreement between my 16-year-old daughter and me. The two of us live together in a modest home, which I am proud of. It is nothing special, but I work hard to keep it neat and organized.
When we have company, I am very welcoming and ask our guests whether they would like to see our home, from ...Read more
Dear Annie: It was a wonderful Christmas season. However, I'm finding myself more guilt-ridden than ever. Here's why:
My wife and I are "gifters." We like to think of all the people in our lives whom we can think of -- near, far, wherever they are -- and try to give them something. Most of the gifts are fairly nice. For people we don't know ...Read more
Dear Annie: My neighbors aren't exactly the kind of people you could describe as -- how do I put this? -- quiet. And really, that isn't a problem. I've always loved the fact that my neighborhood is full of life. I actually like hearing the sounds of kids playing outside, a loud backyard barbecue, even television and music.
A new family moved ...Read more
Dear Annie: Recently, I moved into an apartment with my friend "Grace." Since we moved in, Grace's boyfriend, "Jesse," has been spending a lot of time at our place. He stores his groceries in our refrigerator, and they often shower in our (shared) bathroom together while I'm home. Last week, he brought a suitcase over, and he has spent every ...Read more