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 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 05:10:10 -0700 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 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> c0bf541be5b4afb1278b9253f432cdcd Classic Ann Landers for 08/30/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/08/20/classic-ann-landers-ae882 Sun, 30 Aug 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: My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary next month. This should be a joyous occasion, but the truth is, they have had an unhappy marriage for as long as I can remember.<p>Updated: Sun Aug 30, 2020</p> 19ee48f85a318c184e23e0d0b2a9a503 Classic Ann Landers for 08/23/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/08/20/classic-ann-landers-ea461 Sun, 23 Aug 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: A few years ago, you printed a poem in your column. I do not remember the name of it, but some of the lines were: "Kisses aren't promises" and "Even sunshine burns if you get too much."</p> <p>I would dearly love to have another copy of that poem because it touched me deeply. I hope you can find it and print it again. &#8212; L.B. in Cordova, Tenn.<p>Updated: Sun Aug 23, 2020</p> a0b41a0d056ea3e991773a234ea7da55 Classic Ann Landers for 08/16/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/08/20/classic-ann-landers-900a0 Sun, 16 Aug 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: After reading the letter from "Dog Lover in N.Y.," I had to write. "Dog Lover" was amazed that her friends had shelled out $750 to put their dogs in doggie camps. You responded with a quote from your grandmother, "Dogs should be with dogs, and people should be with people." Thankfully, the thousands who work with and benefit from pet-assisted therapy don't share your grandmother's views.<p>Updated: Sun Aug 16, 2020</p> c6050bc0d3b155f5459c9ca488ff3dcd Classic Ann Landers for 08/09/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/08/20/classic-ann-landers-f38e1 Sun, 09 Aug 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 once printed an essay about how to raise your children to be losers. I thought it was one of the best I've seen on the subject. With the terrible trouble teenagers are getting into these days, and with more of them in juvenile detention centers than ever before, it might be a good idea to run it again. &#8212; Schenectady, N.Y.<p>Updated: Sun Aug 09, 2020</p> 1bfd7696fad8a0601ac0f15c5c4eb6a9 Classic Ann Landers for 08/02/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/08/20/classic-ann-landers-43f21 Sun, 02 Aug 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: My husband and I have been married for 12 years and are unable to have children. A year ago, my niece, "Nicole," became pregnant by her boyfriend, who then left her. She was 18. He was 20.<p>Updated: Sun Aug 02, 2020</p> 6e742db8420c2ef77ae3aeaf1404eadb Classic Ann Landers for 07/26/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/07/20/classic-ann-landers-d07bb Sun, 26 Jul 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: Thank you for alerting careless waitresses and waiters to the fact that caffeine can be harmful to some people. In your list of conditions that make coffee a threat, you missed one. I have Meniere's disease, and my doctor is firm about no caffeine. It promotes dizziness.<p>Updated: Sun Jul 26, 2020</p> 50e4b3bb18c84de322088a782cba8bd6 Classic Ann Landers for 07/19/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/07/20/classic-ann-landers-bcc88 Sun, 19 Jul 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 agree with your correspondent who was upset that a male technician was going to do her breast exam without a female attendant being present. I was also shocked that the hospital was bold enough to state in a letter that male technicians routinely did unchaperoned breast exams. I am reasonably certain the hospital will change this practice after receiving its first lawsuit for sexual harassment or improper touching.<p>Updated: Sun Jul 19, 2020</p> fbebfe6b507e44cb4f3c04b09d88093c Classic Ann Landers for 07/12/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/07/20/classic-ann-landers-2efe8 Sun, 12 Jul 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: Have Americans forgotten there is such a thing as verb tense? I am shocked when I hear people say "woulda came," "coulda went," "shoulda did," "woulda took," "had went," "hadn't came" and so on. Don't they realize "woulda" and "coulda" are slang versions of "would've" and "could've" &#8212; which are contractions for would have and could have? <p>Updated: Sun Jul 12, 2020</p> ce52e153b4a17d6b2e57b56e4a6df462 Classic Ann Landers for 07/05/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/07/20/classic-ann-landers-1827c Sun, 05 Jul 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 am 34 years old and have three children under the age of 10. Two years ago, my husband left us and started living with his mother. He also has a girlfriend but has not made any effort to file for divorce.<p>Updated: Sun Jul 05, 2020</p> b8363243a17b456a1c1e862388cc84c0 Classic Ann Landers for 06/28/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/20/classic-ann-landers-1ed94 Sun, 28 Jun 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: Jack Sprat and I have something in common. Our wives are both too fat. I don't know about Jack, but I haven't had sex with my wife in four years. She has gradually ballooned in size and is now at least 100 pounds overweight. There are no physical reasons for her to be so heavy. It is simply a lack of self-discipline. She loves to eat and denies herself nothing.<p>Updated: Sun Jun 28, 2020</p> e5207ea64b5437e7a888681a07648aec Classic Ann Landers for 06/21/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/20/classic-ann-landers-fa938 Sun, 21 Jun 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 just learned that my ex-husband is the father of a baby boy with his new wife. I am devastated by this news. We have been divorced for 10 years, but I never stopped loving him.<p>Updated: Sun Jun 21, 2020</p> 1184f32a764ed12bf519a98fd52061b3 Classic Ann Landers for 06/14/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/20/classic-ann-landers-213d2 Sun, 14 Jun 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: Here are my spouse's excuses for avoiding sex:<p>Updated: Sun Jun 14, 2020</p> 1a3514d3e977fbdd55cd12708ab0894b Classic Ann Landers for 06/07/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/06/20/classic-ann-landers-3a2b9 Sun, 07 Jun 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: Recently, you printed a letter from a woman whose husband had moved out, bag and baggage, when she wasn't home. Welcome to the club.<p>Updated: Sun Jun 07, 2020</p> 7fd88c5acbeef34a85a5f21e3d24244f Classic Ann Landers for 05/31/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/20/classic-ann-landers-48d46 Sun, 31 May 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 would like your help in eliminating a phrase from our vocabulary. It is "rule of thumb." This may seem innocuous to you, but the history of the phrase could make you change your mind.<p>Updated: Sun May 31, 2020</p> 8d7faf82dc049d5e78014d9c2e7ec03e Classic Ann Landers for 05/24/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/20/classic-ann-landers-8e67d Sun, 24 May 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.<br></p> <p>Dear Readers: I just read a terrific booklet entitled "Stepping Back From Anger." The booklet was printed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers to help parents protect their children from some of the harmful effects of divorce. Here is an excerpt:<p>Updated: Sun May 24, 2020</p> 4213d0008b468aab362cea0f15ee3cb5 Classic Ann Landers for 05/17/2020 https://www.creators.com/read/classic-ann-landers/05/20/classic-ann-landers-b5664 Sun, 17 May 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'm writing about your response to "Perplexed Grandmother," who said she drove for hours with her "brilliant" granddaughter and there was zero communication. Not a word was spoken.<p>Updated: Sun May 17, 2020</p>