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Workplace getting toxic

Dear Annie: I work in an office with 35 women, and it seems as though someone is always hating someone else. Right now, I am the target of two women. One of these women used to be my friend, and I have no idea why she isn’t any longer. I once asked her about it, […]

Now she can be different girl

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing (and sleeping with) “Jordan’” for eight months. We met at the gym, and I asked him out because I had an amazing feeling about him. Since then, I’ve become totally infatuated. He is one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. I thought I saw a future for us. But […]

Letting him down easy

Dear Annie: I am 17 years old and still in high school. I recently became “Jake’s” girlfriend. We’ve been dating for about a week. I’ve known Jake as a friend for a year, and we hang out with the same group. I never had feelings for him until I learned that he liked me, and […]

He’s feeling like a sucker

Dear Annie: I recently dated a woman who never offered to pay for a meal, a movie or so much as an ice cream cone. We went out several times. We’re both in our late 50s and earn good incomes. She says she won’t pay for things until she is in a committed relationship. I […]

It must be a great apartment

Dear Annie: I have been with “Joe” since his wife died nine years ago. The problem is, we have different styles of communication. At first, it wasn’t too bad. I have tried to analyze our fights to see what I could do differently or what we could do together to make it better. But I […]

Showing up empty-handed

Dear Annie: My daughter recently married for the first time. Her attendants were her three best friends. Their friendship goes back 20 years, and they still regularly get together for a girls’ night out. My daughter attended all of their weddings. For each, she hosted a bridal luncheon. At her rehearsal dinner, my daughter presented […]

Wants to do it on her own

Dear Annie: I’d like to start a small business, but I’m afraid to mingle my finances with my husband’s. We have a house, which is paid off and in both of our names. I have money in my retirement account and about $10,000 in savings. When I spoke to a banker about using home equity […]

Stick to your health and the weather

Dear Annie: My best friend, “Clara,” and I have known each other for 30 years. We’re both retired and live in the same town. Neither of us has a husband. We talk on the phone every day. We get along fine, except we have never been able to talk politics. If I don’t agree with […]

The squeaky wheel gets the refund

Dear Annie: I have a problem with one of my best friends, and I hope you can help. “Monique” and I recently split the cost of a hotel room so we could enjoy a weekend of shopping and relaxation. We experienced a few problems with the room, nothing major, but Monique complained to the manager […]

Didn’t come to hear you eat

Dear Annie: Last week, my husband and I were able to secure tickets to a movie that had been sold out for several weeks. We looked forward to a nice evening until the lady with the popcorn and icy drink sat next to me. As soon as the movie started, she began to chomp and […]

So what does that make us?

Dear Annie: I’m a little confused about a recent development in my life. I’m a 69-year-old male. My wife died last summer after being in a nursing facility for nearly two years. I recently went on a trip to visit some buddies. On the way, I decided to see a woman who was married to […]

Wait, which one is Larry?

Dear Annie: Many years ago, “Hazel” sat next to me in high school and apparently had a crush on me. (I had no clue.) She married someone else, and her husband passed away 20 years ago. Four years later, she met “Larry,” who is married and says he can’t divorce because of his religion. He […]

What’s she worth to you?

Dear Readers: Happy Mother’s Day. Today would be a good time to phone your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, stepmother or foster mother and wish them the best. And please don’t forget those for whom this day is filled with sadness. Please give them a call and say you are thinking of them. Every year, salary.com prints […]

Can’t say yes to everything

Dear Annie: I am 17 years old. I have a job that requires I work only a few times a month, and the staff can trade shifts if they choose. I have been at this job for two years, and I enjoy it. During my first year here, I was taken advantage of quite a […]

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