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Weight Gain Blues Mar. 06, 2020

Nutrition News

As a nation, we continue to eat too much. That may not be surprising news to some of us. By 2030, ju... Read More

No Word for the Loss of a Child Feb. 13, 2020

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: Reading your column on grieving, I was reminded of a quote I read regarding a parent's g... Read More

Show a Little Love Nov. 13, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I am having a problem with my mother-in-law and my husband. She is a control freak who w... Read More

Adding an Appetizer, Subtracting a Slight Oct. 19, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I live in the Midwest. My husband and I have a good friend who dines with us quite often... Read More

Sending Love After Loss Oct. 16, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: When I lost our son to suicide in 2012, there were no words to take away the pain. I und... Read More


Lynda Hirsch on Television

For months, there has been scuttlebutt about the upcoming "Days of Our Lives" plot device. Now it se... Read More

Not Pictured: Mom Oct. 04, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Annie: I'm the mother of six children, three girls and three boys. I've discovered something th... Read More

Father's New Marriage Hard for Teen After Loss Sep. 13, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My mother passed away a year ago. We were a happy family, and we all loved one another ... Read More

Do Mainly Males Use Drugs? Aug. 28, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm an 18-year-old female. I've never taken any type of illegal drug in my entire life,... Read More

Extra Plane Seat May. 27, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I'm a big guy and always have been. Because I'm over six feet, flying has never been comfortable ... Read More

The Loss of a Child Mar. 23, 2019

Dear Annie®

Dear Readers: I received a great deal of helpful feedback for "Heartbroken on Valentine's Day." Than... Read More

Take This Ring and Shove It! Mar. 22, 2019

Tales From the Front

If the marriage doesn't work out, does that mean a perfectly good ring has to wind up in the Chicago... Read More

Mom's Expectations and Wish Feb. 21, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

My mother's 83rd birthday would have been today, but she passed away six years ago. The last time I ... Read More

Grief, Revisited and Revised Feb. 20, 2019

Connie Schultz

One autumn evening in 1999, I was driving with my 12-year-old daughter in the front passenger seat, ... Read More

Christmas in the Aftermath of Loss Dec. 27, 2018

Armstrong Williams

Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with... Read More

Try As You Might, You Can't Change Others Dec. 26, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: You often print letters from older parents dealing with rejection from their adult child... Read More

Explaining Irrational, Erratic Behavior Oct. 20, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: After more than 13 years of marriage to an intelligent and lovely woman, our relationshi... Read More

For Every Action, There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction Oct. 15, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: We belong to a dinner group with six married couples. One of the couples divorced after ... Read More

When In Doubt, Trust Your Gut Oct. 05, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am devastated. I just found out that my baby sister, as executor of my older sister's ... Read More

Some Lost Loves Should Stay That Way Oct. 28, 2017

Tales From the Front

You know the conmen you see on "Dateline"? One of them might be married to your sister. Elise and Jo... Read More