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Annie's Mailbox / Life Advice

Annie's Mailbox for 4/23/2014

Dear Annie: I am very close to my 12-year-old grandson. His family life is not good, and since his parents live nearby, the boy is at my house more often than not.

The problem is, he started sleeping with me when he was a baby and still does it. ...

Annie's Mailbox for 4/22/2014

Dear Annie: I am quite a bit overweight. My 29-year-old daughter is concerned that I might have a heart attack and die on her. Meanwhile, she has been smoking cigarettes since she was 16 years old. She said to me, "If you have gastric bypass ...

Annie's Mailbox for 4/21/2014

Dear Annie: As a witness to a friend's marriage, I vowed to help keep their relationship strong. Would you please print something I could give them about verbal abuse?

His wife has a serious drinking problem, and when she's had too much, she goes...

Annie's Mailbox for 4/20/2014

Dear Annie: I have been dating "Pete" for three years and never get invited to his place. He lives in a mobile home. At first, he said he was embarrassed for me to visit. I did see it once and thought it wasn't bad at all. He has since remodeled ...

Annie's Mailbox for 4/19/2014

Dear Annie: I would like to comment on Gail Rae-Garwood's letter about kidney disease.

I retired in 2010, and like a lot of retirees, I was complacent about my health. I had been taking insulin for my diabetes for 20 years and had high ...

Annie's Mailbox for 4/18/2014

Dear Annie: My husband keeps telling our sons they can do whatever they want when I tell them "no," and that they don't need to listen to me. He is never on my side. The kids make fun of me and call me names, and Dad doesn't seem to care. When I ...