About Doug Mayberry

Doug Mayberry

Doug Mayberry

Doug Mayberry was raised in Oklahoma and infected by newspaper ink while delivering newspapers as a young boy. He studied journalism in college and edited the Oklahoma Newspaper Association's magazine. He served two years in the U.S. Air Force and then began his civilian career as the manager of a small California newspaper and later newspaper owner.

For more than 35 years he was a salesman for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He now lives in a senior community of nearly 2,500 active adults, where he is considering taking up golf. In his column, "Dear Doug ," he answers readers' questions and offers advice and options regarding seniors' health, wealth and personal relationships.

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Grandchild Favoritism Feb 24, 2020

Q: I feel bad about it, but I have a favorite grandchild. My wife and I only had one child and didn't have the problem of comparing him with any siblings. Now he has two children of his own, and I like my granddaughter more than her brother. She's ve... Read More

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Too Many Apologies Feb 17, 2020

Q: Recently, a friend told me that I can be awfully negative. Apparently, I'm always apologizing for small things — to the point where it puts people off. I was shocked. We've known each other a long time, and I know that she has my best intere... Read More

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Senior Valentines Feb 10, 2020

Q: My wife and I celebrated our 53rd wedding anniversary last year. None of our friends have reached that milestone, and I feel very blessed. But there are some things that get harder with time. Due to our age, neither of us is as mobile as we once w... Read More

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Old Hurts Jan 27, 2020

Q: Growing up, I always felt like my mother didn't love me. She was critical and unsupportive, and I believe that she regretted having me at all. I am an only child and was unplanned. My father did his best to show his love for me, and my relationshi... Read More