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Single father struggles with close-minded relatives during the holidays

Dear Annie: I'm a single father of a 16-year-old son whom I have raised since he was 2. "Zack" is mature and carries himself with confidence.

March 04, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Wife struggles to communicate effectively with in-laws

Dear Annie: Last summer, my husband became seriously ill while out of town. When I called his family, they started bossing me around and even called the hospital and berated the staff. I had my husband moved to a larger hospital in the city where his sister lives. She was with me when I talked to the doctor about the "do not resuscitate" order. But instead of repeating what was actually said, she told his family members that I was eager to pull the plug. She also told everyone that I didn't love him.

February 18, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Make Valentine’s Day special for a Veteran

Dear Readers: Happy Valentine's Day to one and all, along with our special good wishes to the veterans in VA hospitals around the country. And our particular thanks to those readers who have taken the time to send valentines, visit the vets and volunteer at VA facilities. Bless each and every one of you.

February 14, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Stepmother isolates father from children

Dear Annie: My father married my stepmother 20 years ago. Three years ago, he suffered a stroke. Though moderately disabled, he is still mentally sharp, didn't lose his speech and is able to do most things for himself.

February 11, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Refusing to be friend’s third wheel

Dear Annie: I have been best friends with "Claire" since junior high. She is nothing short of a knockout, with a sweet personality to match. We have always been very close, and I treasure our friendship.

February 09, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Even caregivers need a vacation to recharge batteries

Dear Annie: I have been caring for my disabled husband while working full time and raising two children. I haven't had time alone in 15 years.

January 24, 2011 | | Dear Annie


When a husband is generous to a fault

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with a wonderful man for four years. Six months ago, we were blessed with a little boy who has become our world.

January 21, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Proper etiquette for congratulating new mom

Dear Annie: My son and his beautiful wife, "Marie," just had their second child. The entire pregnancy was turbulent, and Marie needed a C-section. My granddaughter was born healthy and wonderful, but I have been in complete shock since.

January 19, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Favoritism drives wedge between wife and in-laws

Dear Annie: I've been married to "Nate" for 16 years. He is wonderful, but blind to the way his family behaves. These people have never been particularly warm toward me or my children from my first marriage. Nate and I have a child together, and they treat her with the same indifference. They give the other grandchildren expensive toys for Christmas, and ours get junk. The favoritism now extends to the great-grandchildren. I've tried to be nice about their treatment, but a person can only take so much. I told Nate I've had it with his family ...

January 17, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Parent tries to make amends with daughter after bad choices, lies

Dear Annie: I am 55, married for 29 years, and the mother of three children. The problem is our middle child, "Martina," who is living with a 50-year-old divorced father of two. One of his children is married with kids, so our 24-year-old daughter is living with a grandfather.

January 14, 2011 | | Dear Annie


Clearing up movie-goers’ question, which armrest to use?

Dear Annie: At a movie theater, is there a rule for which armrest belongs to you? -- Jim in Omaha

January 12, 2011 | | Dear Annie


How to unload a free-loader

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our mid-60s. For most of our lives, we have done pretty well, but lately we’ve had financial difficulties because our incomes have been significantly decreased while our debt has not. My health is failing, and I don’t know how much longer I can continue to work.

January 10, 2011 | | Dear Annie


End of year re-cap with holiday Carols

'Tis the season to begin all columns with "'Tis the season." Even when the column is actually a collection of holiday songs recalling 2010 in all its splendor:

December 31, 2010 | By Lenore Skenazy | Dear Annie


Keeping a stepdad at a comfortable distance

Dear Annie: My mother passed away two years ago. She had been with "Biff" for about 13 years. Biff is a jerk. Most of the family discontinued all contact with my mother because no one could stand him. I tolerated him, but he made me uncomfortable. When I was a teenager, he made sexual comments to me, and I moved out of the house as soon as I could. He was also verbally abusive of my younger brother. Biff only behaved this way when Mom was at work, and when we told her, she did nothing.

December 29, 2010 | | Dear Annie


Bringing the War Home

Dear Annie: My husband, "Bill," and I have been married for almost two years. Bill was in the U.S. Army and served in Iraq. When he got back, we were married, but, Annie, he has totally changed.

December 22, 2010 | | Dear Annie


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