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Dear Annie: Relationship role reversal helps relieve tension

DEAR ANNIE: I thought I would share some fantastic advice my husband and I received from a marriage counselor a few years ago during a very difficult patch in our 28-year relationship. → Read More

Dear Annie: Mortified by marriage

DEAR ANNIE: I’ve been with my girlfriend for seven years and lived with her for four. She wants to get married and have kids. For the past three years, I’ve promised to propose every si… → Read More

Dear Annie: Awkward arrangement with husband

My husband and I were childhood sweethearts. We are currently separated, and I am concerned that this might lead to divorce. → Read More

Dear Annie: Dinner and dog hair disaster

She later told me she had found a hair in the food. It was dog hair. → Read More

Dear Annie: Cat conundrum causes problems with wife

DEAR ANNIE: As a longtime reader, I want to say that I love your column. I am writing now to ask for your advice. → Read More

Dear Annie: The Fourth of July through poetry

DEAR READERS: I want to wish everyone a very happy Fourth of July. As you are hopefully enjoying barbecues and fireworks, you may want to read some of the following famous patriotic poems. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. → Read More

Dear Annie: Disapproval might be a dealbreaker

DEAR ANNIE: I was in an abusive relationship for over seven years, still legally married but separated with a four-year restraining order. I have been with my current boyfriend for over three years. → Read More

Dear Annie: Rocky relations with husband’s ‘friend’

DEAR ANNIE: My husband and I met while he was going through a challenging divorce and instantly fell in love. → Read More

Dear Annie: Becoming a father changed me for the better

DEAR ANNIE: When my wife was pregnant with our first child, I was worried that once the baby came, I would have tremendous difficulty sacrificing my time for him. → Read More

Dear Annie: Feeling unprioritized by lovers

I've been seeing this man for eight years. It seemed to be going great in the beginning and then started slowing down. We still go out to concerts, dinner and shopping. But lately, within the last three weeks to a month, I'd say, I found out that he messaged one of my friends. → Read More

Dear Annie: It’s never too late to learn a valuable lesson

My son and his wife and their 12-year-old son visit almost every Sunday to relax, talk and have a sit-down dinner at the dining room table, which my wife and I provide most of the time with much pleasure and joy. → Read More

Dear Annie: Feeling restless in my marriage

DEAR ANNIE: My husband and I have been married for 66 years. He was an only child and quiet, while I am the oldest of three girls and outgoing. We discuss everything; communication and compromise have been the answers over the years. → Read More

Dear Annie: How much do I disclose on a date?

DEAR ANNIE: I'm a 60-year-old male about to reenter the dating world. I'm being treated for Kahler's disease -- multiple myeloma -- with a daily maintenance of a low-dose chemotherapy pill. I have no outward appearance of having cancer, and there have been no lifestyle challenges. → Read More

Dear Annie: Itching for intimacy

DEAR ANNIE: I am having a real hard time right now. My husband — of only five years — and I married quite quickly after we met. Before this, I was with a man for over 20 years. He is th… → Read More

Dear Annie: Boyfriend keeps me at arm’s length from his family

DEAR ANNIE: I am a recovering alcoholic with almost three years of sobriety. I have a wonderful boyfriend with whom I spend many enjoyable hours. Occasionally, he is asked to join his friends for a drink. On several occasions, he has told them that he doesn't drink out of respect for me, adding, "You know ..." and looking directly at me. His friends all respond with a conspiratorial nod. → Read More

Dear Annie: Suspicious of husband’s friendship

DEAR ANNIE: For the past seven months, I’ve been having issues with my husband of 19 years. I found out seven months ago he’s been talking to an old female friend. He claims that she&#8… → Read More

Dear Annie: Looking for love

My husband and I retired for time together and our own family -- age ranges from 4-90 years old -- and since the pandemic has somewhat eased, there is an opportunity to enjoy small gatherings. Therefore, we are not always available OR on standby for their next event. Despite the word "no," the calls keep coming. Any ideas? → Read More

Dear Annie: Haunt by wife’s affairs

DEAR ANNIE: I recently learned that my spouse had a brief affair with someone else early in our relationship. He was an old lover with whom she had had an affair years before, when he was still married. → Read More

Dear Annie: Moved by music

DEAR ANNIE: I’m a 24-year-old man, and I recently moved in with my girlfriend of three years → Read More

Dear Annie: Out-of-control office chitchat

DEAR ANNIE: I've been an admin for many years at many different offices, and the admin's office/desk is usually equivalent to a home's kitchen -- the gathering spot. → Read More