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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Support for Sister in a Toxic Home Nov 20, 2018

Dear Annie: My sister and I grew up in a pretty troubled home. Thankfully, I got out of the house by leaving for college, but my sister has not been so lucky. School has never been easy for her, so she is still stuck in a toxic home environment. I ma... Read More

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Too Late for an Obit? Nov 19, 2018

Dear Annie: I have a work colleague whose married son died about six months ago of cancer. His son was in his 40s. My friend is upset that his son's wife never put an obituary in the newspaper. Seeing as it is still bothering him, I said he should pu... Read More

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Family Invasions Nov 18, 2018

Dear Annie: Ever since we moved to a place that is central to all my husband's relatives, they have treated us as the Free Holiday Inn. For the past 10 years, we have suffered their unending onslaught of visits. They come to visit their hometown, not... Read More