Classic Ann Landers from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Wed, 20 Jan 2021 20:40:24 -0800 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Classic Ann Landers from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/classic-ann-landers-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers 80290674c26e2ecb7ffdd884b4153c23 Classic Ann Landers for 01/17/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/21/classic-ann-landers-9a665 Sun, 17 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I recently read the letter from the daughter whose mother was lonely, bitter and dependent on her for a social life. You said Mom needed some extracurricular activities. May I make a few suggestions?<p>Updated: Sun Jan 17, 2021</p> 0b5650b8fb9668b8a4ddd22e26ce67bc Classic Ann Landers for 01/10/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/21/classic-ann-landers-e1026 Sun, 10 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: When does a father's responsibility to his college-graduate son end? <p>Updated: Sun Jan 10, 2021</p> 676fe1aa120095126ed160b250944a5d Classic Ann Landers for 01/03/2021 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/01/21/classic-ann-landers-bea32 Sun, 03 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I just turned 25, and my mother is trying to marry me off to the son of one of her friends. I have an excellent job and am not worried about being unattached. I don't date much, which is OK for now. My mother told her friend which days I had off so her son could see me. He called my mother, and she set up a lunch date for next week. Of course, I have to go.<p>Updated: Sun Jan 03, 2021</p> f4a18a5667977fec9c03eaeef7b2f491 Classic Ann Landers for 12/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/20/classic-ann-landers-f15ac Sun, 27 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I have been married for three years, and it is obvious that my mother does not like my wife. I can deal with that, but I'm becoming increasingly upset by the way Mom behaves around "Amelia."<p>Updated: Sun Dec 27, 2020</p> 8cf1d455473501565741e9d1d8d3639b Classic Ann Landers for 12/20/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/20/classic-ann-landers-7507c Sun, 20 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: The following appeared in the San Pablo Catholic Church bulletin. I hope you think it's good enough to print. &#8212; Marathon, Fla.<p>Updated: Sun Dec 20, 2020</p> 0377f1bc47619bcdfd63a4e8f5e68692 Classic Ann Landers for 12/13/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/20/classic-ann-landers-77968 Sun, 13 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. Our children are grown and out of the house. For the last 32 years, I have worked full time without a break. Part of my salary has gone to support my husband's ex-wife and his children. I have never complained.<p>Updated: Sun Dec 13, 2020</p> 92825a9214a123386f447295827108d8 Classic Ann Landers for 12/06/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/12/20/classic-ann-landers-b9e2d Sun, 06 Dec 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to "Left-Brained in South Carolina," who needed a solution for dealing with his scatterbrained wife.<p>Updated: Sun Dec 06, 2020</p> 0fb682538bdb5f0a97628eeb9396bde3 Classic Ann Landers for 11/29/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/20/classic-ann-landers-f523d Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I am planning to marry the love of my life in June. "Phillip" is a terrific guy except when it comes to my 12-year-old daughter, "Beth," who is very sweet but has attention deficit disorder. Phillip does not understand that she needs to be reminded of things over and over. When he asks her to do a chore, he expects her to jump to it immediately. He doesn't realize that Beth is easily distracted and forgets. She isn't being deliberately disobedient. <p>Updated: Sun Nov 29, 2020</p> 4de5fc437a4ef1c170e4ac81db02b924 Classic Ann Landers for 11/22/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/20/classic-ann-landers-15c7a Sun, 22 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</span><br></p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I agree with "Manchester, Connecticut," that satin sheets are dangerous. In my opinion, they should come with a warning.<p>Updated: Sun Nov 22, 2020</p> 742c21cfa4bbb16fe66ebd9cadc573e5 Classic Ann Landers for 11/15/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/20/classic-ann-landers-7c441 Sun, 15 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</span><br><p>Updated: Sun Nov 15, 2020</p> 573ece619d759c1b3e68f2d3a390bb95 Classic Ann Landers for 11/08/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/11/20/classic-ann-landers-74263 Sun, 08 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</span><br><p>Updated: Sun Nov 08, 2020</p> 606b0b059e87f53b3a6c82bbd075d1a8 Classic Ann Landers for 11/01/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/20/classic-ann-landers-dddc6 Sun, 01 Nov 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: You printed a letter from a woman whose husband beat her up on the street in front of their house. She wanted to know why no one came to her aid when she screamed for help. Well, there are two sides to every story. I have a neighbor who has been beaten up and seriously injured by the man she lives with, and I no longer call the police.<p>Updated: Sun Nov 01, 2020</p> 5931184c05817fc9a18ab8486dc2c2a9 Classic Ann Landers for 10/25/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/20/classic-ann-landers-6fdbf Sun, 25 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</span><br></p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I recently married "Jim," a man 20 years my senior. It was a second marriage for both of us. Jim's first marriage lasted 22 years, and there were no children. Since his divorce (which was before I met him), Jim and his ex-wife have maintained a very close relationship. Last week, Jim lost a dear friend, whom I knew briefly. I comforted him as best I could, and he was most appreciative. He said there would be no memorial service and that his friend would be cremated.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 25, 2020</p> 0b09b796e6f4f892d53af598bb92b98d Classic Ann Landers for 10/18/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/20/classic-ann-landers-e6ea9 Sun, 18 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I need your advice. I have been friends with "Walt" for seven years. About two years ago, I started to have feelings for him that were definitely more than friendship. Needless to say, he was surprised when I told him.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 18, 2020</p> 0d8e07aa1805da0448eb0450fe7a5c7d Classic Ann Landers for 10/11/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/20/classic-ann-landers-5a5c5 Sun, 11 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I have been going with a man for three years. "Jerome" has a 5-year-old daughter, and I don't know how much longer I can tolerate that child. She tells her father where to sit, where to stand, when to go out and what to eat. She walks around his apartment and insists on holding his hand, no matter what he's doing. She even goes to the bathroom with him. (He says she cries if he locks her out.) If she awakens in the middle of the night, he allows her to sleep with him.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 11, 2020</p> 61e4540db986e880f6513ccd66e2ec76 Classic Ann Landers for 10/04/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/10/20/classic-ann-landers-f9fa1 Sun, 04 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: A friend sent me these "Tips for Life," and I hope you think they are good enough to print. &#8212; Ronita<p>Updated: Sun Oct 04, 2020</p> 5bc712e3724dc907182065bc7c3cbd41 Classic Ann Landers for 09/27/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/09/20/classic-ann-landers-f5326 Sun, 27 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: My jaw dropped when I read the letter from the woman who had been married for 14 years to a man who had shown no interest in sex since the day they married. That letter could have been written by me.</p> <p>You told the woman she had a "clinker in her thinker" for staying with him. My comment is, "Well, maybe yes and maybe no." Where I come from, marriage means a lot more than just sex. I was taught that marriage is forever. Also, it defines one's social status, not to mention one's income bracket. <p>Updated: Sun Sep 27, 2020</p> 9fb25226f07ccafc69f76cde5f15ecbc Classic Ann Landers for 09/20/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/09/20/classic-ann-landers-6d003 Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: You asked your readers for their views on older women marrying younger men and vice versa. I was married for 28 years to a man my own age. He divorced me and married a woman who was younger than our children. Since then, I have dated men of all ages. The older men I went out with seemed to have no sense of humor and very little passion for life. Many wanted a nurse for their old age and treated me like a dumb blonde.</p> <p>I am now dating a man who is 10 years younger than I am. He is confident and sure of himself. He is not controlling, jealous or condescending. We can be silly and laugh a lot, and we can also engage in serious discussions. Some of my friends assumed the only thing we had in common was sex. Others told me to be careful because younger guys are usually looking for a mother figure. <p>Updated: Sun Sep 20, 2020</p> dbaf5f085aca8e6f0f110f381d04ad3f Classic Ann Landers for 09/13/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/09/20/classic-ann-landers-2c78e Sun, 13 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: My mother has been a widow for several years and is now in her late 70s. She lives alone and has always been fiercely independent. She appears to be in very good health. In fact, there are days when I think she may outlive me. </p> <p>In recent conversations, Mom has made it plain that under no circumstances will she ever go into a retirement home. She says, "When the time comes that I cannot manage on my own, I will live with you." Ann, the thought of us living together is very upsetting. In fact, it's my worst nightmare. I love my mother dearly, but I must take time away from her every three days, or else we end up fighting. <p>Updated: Sun Sep 13, 2020</p> 34377961fe6d9a14d928a5545d6ff969 Classic Ann Landers for 09/06/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/09/20/classic-ann-landers-bbb02 Sun, 06 Sep 2020 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to publish her columns. These letters originally appeared in 1999.</p> <p>Dear Ann Landers: I am at my wits' end over a situation that involves my wife, my daughter and my daughter's boyfriend. About 18 months ago, the boyfriend decided to start his own business. My wife, "Lynn," volunteered to help him set up the bookkeeping system and other aspects of the start-up. Now, Lynn is working more than 40 hours a week &#8212; for free. She is more committed to the business than he is.</p> <p>We have discussed this issue at length, and Lynn says she enjoys the challenge and that I should "stay out of her business." She also says the company would fail without her, and I believe it. Meanwhile, I am working full time at a stressful, difficult job, and have to take up the slack at home, which means doing all the dishes, cooking, cleaning, laundry and so on.<p>Updated: Sun Sep 06, 2020</p>