About Annie Lane

Annie Lane

Annie Lane

Annie Lane grew up in California and headed east to graduate with honors from New York University, where she majored in English literature and specialized in psychology. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

Since July 2016, Annie has offered common-sense solutions to everyday problems in her column, “Dear Annie.” Her advice is unusually perceptive. She is firm, funny and sympathetic, echoing the style of her biggest inspiration, Ann Landers.

Annie lives outside Manhattan with her husband, two kids and two dogs. When not writing, she devotes her time to play dates and Play-Doh. 

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How to Stop Unwelcome Visit May 27, 2019

Dear Annie: I have three grandchildren from my stepdaughter who live in another city. Their mom has said that she plans to come and visit with the kids this summer. One of the children has a lot of mental health issues. On a previous trip, "Sophie" s... Read More

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Pushing Speech Therapy Without Pushing Daughter Away May 26, 2019

Dear Annie: Our dear grandson is 5. He's bright, energetic, kind and wonderful. He speaks with a slight lisp. So did his mother when she was his age. Thanks to a caring teacher who pointed it out to us, we took our daughter to a speech therapist. In ... Read More

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Sickened By Sister's Sexual Assault May 25, 2019

Dear Annie: Over the summer, my sister was raped. She chose not to report it. She was at a house party when it happened. She doesn't know who did it. She confided in me the morning after, and I urged her to report so that the person who did it could ... Read More