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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Take Your Time Apr 27, 2020

Q: I'm a lonely widower who would like to find the same sense of companionship I had when I was married. I found a lovely woman six months ago who I think would be a wonderful partner. While I'm thinking about our possibility to marry in the future, ... Read More

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Truth Is Mandatory Apr 20, 2020

Q: A couple of years ago, I met a widowed lady. She has become a good friend, but no romantically speaking. I believe she is afraid to make another commitment, as she and her husband had their problems but chose not to divorce because of breaking up ... Read More

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Some People Are Happy Being Unhappy Apr 13, 2020

Q: No one can out-depress my new neighbor! I have learned not to ask her how she is. She spends at least 30 minutes giving me details of why she is depressed. When she moved in, I invited her for dinner, took her shopping and even agreed to pick up h... Read More

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Internal Positivity Mar 30, 2020

Q: I've always been very influenced by other people. Even though I find it easy to be happy and upbeat when things are good, I find my mood plunging whenever things start to go wrong. How can I keep my mood up when things go wrong? A: Get to know you... Read More