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Extra Plane Seat May. 27, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I'm a big guy and always have been. Because I'm over six feet, flying has never been comfortable ... Read More

The Loss of a Child Mar. 23, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Readers: I received a great deal of helpful feedback for "Heartbroken on Valentine's Day." Than... Read More

Take This Ring and Shove It! Mar. 22, 2019

Tales From the Front

If the marriage doesn't work out, does that mean a perfectly good ring has to wind up in the Chicago... Read More

Mom's Expectations and Wish Feb. 21, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

My mother's 83rd birthday would have been today, but she passed away six years ago. The last time I ... Read More

Grief, Revisited and Revised Feb. 20, 2019

Connie Schultz

One autumn evening in 1999, I was driving with my 12-year-old daughter in the front passenger seat, ... Read More

Christmas in the Aftermath of Loss Dec. 27, 2018

Armstrong Williams

Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with... Read More

Try As You Might, You Can't Change Others Dec. 26, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: You often print letters from older parents dealing with rejection from their adult child... Read More

Explaining Irrational, Erratic Behavior Oct. 20, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: After more than 13 years of marriage to an intelligent and lovely woman, our relationshi... Read More

For Every Action, There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction Oct. 15, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: We belong to a dinner group with six married couples. One of the couples divorced after ... Read More

When In Doubt, Trust Your Gut Oct. 05, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am devastated. I just found out that my baby sister, as executor of my older sister's ... Read More

Some Lost Loves Should Stay That Way Oct. 28, 2017

Tales From the Front

You know the conmen you see on "Dateline"? One of them might be married to your sister. Elise and Jo... Read More

Retirement Woes Feb. 06, 2017

Dear Doug

Q: My husband retired five months ago, and our relationship is not going well. We moved to a retirem... Read More

Bittersweet Tale of Love Jan. 21, 2017

Tales From the Front

Back in the '80s, Mia and Troy were high school sweethearts. After school, Troy joined the Navy. The... Read More

The Federal Bureau of Political Investigation Nov. 17, 2016

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

When Hillary Clinton delivered a campaign post-mortem to her major supporters in a telephone confere... Read More

Some Things Are Better Left Alone Sep. 25, 2016

Tales From the Front

When you look up an old love you're hoping, of course, that something good will come of it. Maybe a ... Read More

Putting a Beloved Pet Down and Too Many Extracurricular Activities Aug. 27, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: Our beloved 12-year-old dog has a painful terminal illness, and we have to put he... Read More

Help With Grieving Aug. 22, 2016

Dear Doug

Q: Three months ago, my wife passed away. We had a loving 42-year marriage, and I am grieving deeply... Read More

Trust Issues Jul. 23, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am one of three adult children in our family. We had another brother, but he died seve... Read More

Out of Tune at the Table Jul. 21, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I'm a 55-year-young woman. On Mother's Day, I went to lunch with my family, at my sister... Read More

Enjoy a Treasure Hunt Jul. 05, 2016

Dear Doug

Q: I admit to being a disorganized hoarder who is addicted to estate sales. I am still able to get m... Read More