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Dear Annie: What advice would you share for families who are grappling with members who have differing opinions about what is considered safe behavior for COVID-19 and protocols for how to interact over the holidays?

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Dear Annie: I’ve hit a dead end and am not sure what to do. My family has become dysfunctional to the point of my wanting to take my husband and kids and move far away from them all.

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Dear Annie: My husband tells me that I’m cheating on him by talking to my friends and family. He talks to people on the phone who I don’t even know, but I don’t ever worry about it or get on his case about it. What can I do? — Needing Help in Virginia

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Dear Readers: As we celebrate Thanksgiving, look into all of the beautiful, life-changing benefits that gratitude can have for our health and the health of the people and animals around us.

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Dear Annie: I am in my mid-20s and fortunate enough to have a job that I’ve been able to do remotely since the outbreak of the pandemic back in March. Working from home has its drawbacks, but on the whole, I’ve come to really enjoy it.

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Livingston County native Daniel Hurt used to joke with all of his friends that he would have a talk show one day. Now that joke is a reality for Hurt, who started producing “River City Presents” on local public access in September.

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Dear Annie: My husband and I are 72 and retired. We have always had a special relationship with our 27-year-old grandson, bailing him out financially whenever he was in a tight situation. However, he just recently asked for big help with his rent, utilities and other expenses since he change…

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Dear Annie: I am in my 40s, married, with children. My parents were married for 38 years before my father’s passing six years ago. My siblings and I had discussed the idea of our mother finding new love at some point. We felt it was inevitable because our mother, honestly, would be quite the…

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Dear Annie: I have two stepdaughters whom my wife and I have I raised since they were 7 and 10 years old. We also have three daughters from our 18-year marriage. My wife and I worked very hard to put both the older ones through college. We’ve always had trouble keeping the oldest one engaged…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Oliver knows one of the biggest obstacles home cooks face isn't the drudgery of shopping, the chore of chopping or the mess of washing up. It's delivery apps.

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Dear Annie: I am a 58-year-old woman who shares a split-level house with my adult son, “Brad.” Brad lives downstairs in what is essentially a separate two-bedroom apartment with his 10-year-old daughter, although it’s technically one unit. Brad and I split the rent evenly.

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Dear Annie: I’m a senior at university. I’m living with my boyfriend this semester, so we’re in the same “family unit” and are able to be around each other without masks and social distancing.

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Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our early 70s. She has had some health problems in the past, so she has been extremely cautious in light of COVID-19. I am very concerned about the virus, too, and want to be careful, but my wife’s level of carefulness has been impacting our intimacy. Since t…

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Dear Annie: My boyfriend is 48, and I am 39, and we have been together since May 2015. We haven’t made too many public appearances since being together. I have two children, a 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl. They love him dearly. He has one child, a 14-year-old girl, who barely commu…

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Dear Annie: It sounds like Shut-Out Grandma’s daughter-in-law has borderline personality disorder. One of your readers’ advice to read “Stop Walking on Eggshells” by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger was great. It was very helpful for me. — Another Grandma

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Dear Annie: I have a twin sister who I am very close to. In the past year, she has had her share of health problems. She was diagnosed with CNS Vasculitis, an inflammation in the brain vessels that has many side effects, including impaired decision-making. It started in January, and she was …

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Dear Annie: I have been married to a caring, sweet, very cool woman for the last 13 years. We have four children. Like all marriages, we’ve had our ups and downs, but I thought we were solid.

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Dear Annie: How much can a woman take before she finally gets enough guts to leave? My husband and I are older (60) parents to 19-year-old twins. Things were OK for the first 15 years we were married. Then he got cancer, which was tough. He went through chemo and is now in remission. But two…

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Dear Annie: I am writing in regards to your response to, “At Wit’s End.” She had said that her husband “actually looks worse than a homeless person,” and you failed to call her out on it.

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Dear Annie: I am 54, from Texas, married, and feel like I am in my 70s or 80s. My hair is almost all gray. I am out of shape and trying to raise a daughter through this pandemic. Staying home and doing homeschooling is not fun at all. I really feel like I am going through a major depression …

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Dear Annie: I am the mother of four adult children. My oldest daughter has three children, and she and her husband live an hour and a half away. They are looking to move near me next year.

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Dear Annie: My young adult daughter recently had a milestone birthday, so I asked friends and family to send a birthday card to her. She received many cards. I was very grateful to the people who sent them.

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Dear Annie: I am in a relationship with a guy. He always talks about us getting married and having kids. We have been together close to a year. My problem is that whenever I’ve tried to discuss serious topics with him such as our views on sex, religion, finances and more, he brushes my quest…

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Dear Annie: I have a dilemma. My ex-husband, who is the father of our two children (ages 16 and 17), always seems to end up back in my day-to-day life. He has stayed with me at least four times since we have been divorced. He always gets me with a sob story about why he needs to stay at my h…

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Dear Annie: Here are some tips to help keep yourself, your family and your neighborhood safe during Halloween, while still celebrating this whimsical time of year.

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Dear Annie: This is about the young girl who was being bullied by some schoolgirls. Our daughter got bullied, and I want to share how my wife handled it. She invited the mothers and daughters over for coffee and dessert. She made it clear the invitation was mandatory. They all came. It was a…

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Dear Annie: My husband had an emotional affair with his boss. He texted her, called her and tried to go out with her. She did not reciprocate and, as far as I know, kept it strictly business. He told her his feelings, but she told him she was not interested. He quit his job after that but co…

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Livingston County native Daniel Hurt used to joke with all of his friends that he would have a talk show one day. Now that joke is a reality for Hurt, who started producing “River City Presents” on local public access in September.

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Dear Annie: Lately, I have been feeling like I am not good enough. I have anxiety and depression, which I have had since I was young, to the point where I have attempted suicide four times. I used to have anorexia and bulimia and cut myself on my arms and legs. I had thought this was the one…

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Dear Annie: My neighbor put up wind chimes a few months ago. They are 3-foot-long pipes that make a terrible clanging noise with every sweet little breeze. I find this irritating, rude and unacceptable. I feel like it is the same concept as playing music outside all day long, which of course…

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Dear Annie: Many of the letters to you complain of ungrateful children and adults who don’t send thank-yous, don’t call, or who are otherwise ungrateful. Too often, children (aka future adults) are taught to be takers, not givers, so they don’t build habits of giving, giving back, or sending…

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Dear Annie: My sister-in-law of more than 40 years has again done something that I feel is disrespectful. She has taken one of my granddaughters under her wing. What’s wrong with that?

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Dear Annie: I have close friends who in the past few years have gravitated to both the far left and far right of the sociopolitical spectrum.

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