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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Concerned for Elderly During Quarantine Apr 05, 2020

Dear Annie: I am so concerned for my elderly loved ones during this pandemic, my father in particular. He's 89 and lives in a retirement community. As of today, they're still allowing them to go to the dining hall. They've reduced the number of table... Read More

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New Beau, New Woes Apr 04, 2020

Dear Annie: I am 75. I've been single for more than 20 years. I was resigned to live my life as a single woman. However, a man I dated 57 years ago called me out of the blue last year. He told me he'd outlived his wife, "Sheryl." They were married 22... Read More

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Tired of Picking Up the Slack Apr 03, 2020

Dear Annie: A few months ago, my husband was laid off from his job. When that happened, he asked if he could just stay home and work on his own personal projects and interests. I work a corporate 9 to 5 job and can barely cover our bills without his ... Read More

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Grandson's Activities Too Feminine? Apr 02, 2020

Dear Annie: Our 5-year-old grandson, "Ernie," is best friends with our 6-year-old granddaughter, "Emily." They ride to school together and are in the same kindergarten class. Recently, Emily and I sewed a cute little project together. Ernie decided h... Read More