Dear Diane

  • Dear Diane Column — December 1, 2012

    By Diane Gremmel Dear Diane, About a year ago I met a young man with a lot of problems. “Nick” had been in prison as a youth offender, and he had a lot of anger in his heart. I was surprised at how funny and charming he was, in spite of all his issues. Somehow, I felt drawn to him and I invited him...
  • Dear Diane Column — November 6, 2012

    Dear Diane, My sister passed almost 3 years ago of sudden heart failure. When I read at night in bed, my light goes off and I put my hand on the bulb to change it, thinking it has burned out, but when I touch it, it comes right back on. This has happened several times in last 2 months. I would really like to...
  • Dear Diane Column

    Dear Diane,  I have a wonderful boyfriend, a beautiful son, and another child on the way. We have talked about getting married in the past, yet I am so scared to make commitments, and I’m not sure why. I was wondering if it is possible to get in touch with my grandparents, both sets. I’d like to have their advice about this, to know...
  • Dear Diane Column — October 11, 2012

    Dear Diane, I’m coming into some money soon, as my uncle just passed away and left me some of his estate. He was a good guy, and he always talked to me about starting my own business someday, so that I could have a secure future. I get the feeling that this is what he intended this money for, but I’m just not the...
  • Dear Diane Column — September 26, 2012

    Dear Diane, How do you keep negative energy from affecting your life?  I’m writing for a friend that I’m worried about. She works at a funeral home and is often surrounded by people in a great deal of emotional pain. When she leaves work she is often depressed and sad, yet she says she just can’t seem to “shake it.” I think that she...
  • Dear Diane Column — September 2, 2012

    Dear Diane,  I used to stay at my sister’s house every summer when I was young. She was out of high school and married by the time I was a toddler, so my mom would leave my brother and I with her and have a few weeks of vacation in July and August. It was something I looked forward to because we got to...
  • Dear Diane Column — August 19, 2012

    Dear Diane, My cousin is my only living relative and he has been like a brother to me. I love him more than I could ever say.   He and his wife have been married for nearly fifty years, and have been like sweethearts the entire time.  Recently a lot of things have been happening, including her being diagnosed with cancer.  He was forced to...
  • Dear Diane Column — July 28, 2012

    Dear Diane About a year ago, I found some letters that my dad had written to my mother. The short version is that I found out about an affair that he had when I was a teenager. On one hand, it makes things a lot clearer, as I can understand now why he spent several months “away on business” around that time. On the...
  • Dear Diane Column — July 9, 2012

    Dear Diane,  I’m about to travel to Arizona to see my ex-husband for the first time in almost a decade.  We had a very difficult divorce, and there were accusations on both sides.  I said some pretty bad things at the time, and I later found out that some of the things I accused him of were not true. We have started to talk...
  • Dear Diane Column — June 24, 2012

    Dear Diane, I am currently unemployed again for the second time in a year and I am having a hard time finding new employment.  Last year I had to take a position with a cut in pay and to supplement my income I had to take a part time job in the retail industry.  In late April I was let go in my full...