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When helping doesn’t help

Dear Annie: Your answer to “Torn Son” was good, but not complete. He said he tries to help his father, who lost his job, but Dad spends money on alcohol and drugs. By suggesting that “Son” pay Dad’s rent and utilities directly, he is still indirectly giving Dad money. Any money supplied for Dad’s care […]

Not exactly the Brady Bunch

Dear Annie: My sister, “Helen,” and her first husband never had children. He died eight years ago. Helen has since remarried a wonderful man, a widower with two sons, a daughter and several grandchildren. He wants my sister to be a real grandmother to them. Helen is an extremely buttoned-up person. The daughter recently phoned […]

Mothers butt heads over wedding

Dear Annie: Our daughter recently became engaged and we couldn’t be happier. She is our only child and is marrying a great guy. While we are excited about all of the planning for the big event, it appears that the groom’s mother, “Dolores,” is trying to take control. For nearly every detail that my daughter […]

Love won, Mom, get over it

Dear Annie: Yesterday, I had an argument with my 85-year-old mother. She said I must be a lesbian because of my recent Facebook posts in support of all my gay friends and the Supreme Court decision upholding gay marriage. Specifically, I changed my photo so it was colored in beautiful rainbow shades. My mother was […]

Did they do the right thing?

Dear Annie: My wife and I were married in a double wedding with her sister. Two years later, my new brother-in-law began boasting to me of his philandering. He rationalized it by claiming that as long as his wife knew nothing about it, he wasn’t hurting her. I told this to my wife and asked […]

Inviting themselves to the party

Dear Annie: My daughter is getting married in two weeks. My 80-year-old mother-in-law is unable to attend, but she called us with a request. Her daughter, “Donna,” the bride’s aunt, will be flying across the country with her two young children to attend the wedding. She asked whether Donna’s two children could have a role […]

With friends like these

Dear Annie: How do you cope with a friendship where the person stays connected just enough to continually remind you of how unimportant you are? I have a friend with whom I was once quite close. We exercised and ran errands together, and when she was seriously ill, I spent countless hours visiting, reading to […]

Does he really want to come back?

Dear Annie: Last year, my husband told me that he was having an affair. I was shocked. All I knew was that he had been drinking excessively and I was concerned. He told me that the Other Woman “gets him” and that he is in love with her. She makes him feel young again. He […]

Dueling issues complicate marriage

Dear Annie: I am 62 years old and have been married to “Clyde” for 12 years. We do not have a sexual relationship. He prefers to sleep on the sofa and always has, saying it’s more comfortable. Clyde had a horrible childhood. He told me that his mother had sex with various men in his […]

Venting about home situation

Dear Annie: I am running out of advice for my daughter, “Katie.” She lives with her fiancé. Last year, his middle-aged, disabled father moved in with them. A month ago, his sister, her fiancé and their two toddlers also moved in. The children wreak havoc on her clean, organized home. Neither the sister nor the […]

Expected too much from her

Dear Annie: I am a divorced male in my mid-50s. A couple of years ago, I met a divorced woman through a mutual friend. We share a common hobby, which led to us spending hours of time together, often just the two of us. I asked my lady friend early on if she was interested […]

Kid doesn’t want anyone touching him

Dear Annie: When is it OK for a child not to want to be touched by anyone, including his parents? My 10-year-old grandson doesn’t want to hug anyone, nor does he like people putting their hands on his back, shoulder or head. Should this just be accepted? Should we use behavior modification so he will […]

Seeing more of the neighbors

Dear Annie: My wife and I are lucky to live near the friendliest, most helpful neighbors we could ask for. They are a middle-aged European couple who moved to the States two years ago. Here’s the problem. They have a swimming pool in their backyard, and when they use it, they do not wear swimsuits. […]

Doesn’t want to deal with them

Dear Annie: I have been married for 20 years. When I met my husband, he already had a grown daughter from his first marriage who was living independently in another state. “Beth” and I have never been particularly close. Seven years ago, Beth married a man who ran off within six months, and she has […]

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