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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Setting Boundaries With Visiting Parent Jun 23, 2018

Dear Annie: My children and I live about 350 miles away from my parents. Since moving away 13 years ago, my father has traveled out every month and stayed at our house for about a week each time. These visits are welcomed by my children, who really e... Read More

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Disappearing Cemetery Flowers Jun 22, 2018

Dear Annie: The artificial flowers on my grandparents' graves have gone missing three out of the past four times my mother and I have put them out. We put new flowers on the graves several times a year — seasonal flowers in the spring, summer a... Read More

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Forced to Quit? Jun 21, 2018

Dear Annie: My girlfriend (of a year) and I are both in our mid-20s and are both smokers. In fact, that's how we met — on the smoking patio of a bar, both out there alone because none of the friends we were there with smoked. We've both always ... Read More