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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Together Apart Apr 19, 2021

Dear Annie: Here's a poem I wrote called "In the time of COVID." I got your hugs today not with your arms about my shoulders but with your thoughts around my heart they raised my spirits and hopes high they crushed the loneliness and sadne... Read More

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Surely, They Don't Sleep at Night Apr 18, 2021

Dear Annie: I would like to comment on the letter you received about the daughter-in-law who is a people pleaser and wants her mother-in-law to like her. I am the granddaughter of a mother-in-law who was just like that. I grew up knowing my grandmoth... Read More

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Smile! Apr 17, 2021

Dear Annie: I notice many readers have problems and anxieties. Maybe something my mother taught me will help them. She lost two husbands to illness and had a chronic illness herself. We almost lost my brother on the same day my dad died. She raised t... Read More

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Finding Love in All the Wrong Places Apr 16, 2021

Dear Annie: I have let myself get involved with a significantly younger guy. To make matters worse, I'm married. In my defense, before I even started talking to this other guy, my husband and I had come to a place in our marriage where we were more l... Read More