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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High Schooler Has Social Anxiety Feb 19, 2019

Dear Annie: I'm a freshman in high school, and I'm starting to make friends. I'm always trying to be silly with them. I guess I enjoy the validation when they laugh. But I don't want to be seen as too crazy or immature. I also have social anxiety, wh... Read More

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Son Is With the Wrong Woman Feb 18, 2019

Dear Annie: My 25-year-old son, "Andy," has been dating "Cassie" for a year and a half. Andy is the kind of guy whom everybody loves, from 2-year-olds to 100-year-olds. Cassie only has a couple of friends and has a terrible reputation. Nobody has any... Read More

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In-Laws Don't Care About Others' Lives Feb 17, 2019

Dear Annie: I know that I am very lucky to have a pair of active in-laws who love their children and grandchildren. When they are not traveling, they will bring a meal once a week to help our family and their other children's families with suppertime... Read More