Dear Diane

  • Dear Diane Column — June 10, 2012

    Dear Diane, All of my life I have tried to go with the flow when it comes to other people’s needs. It seems like a lot less trouble to just take care of things for other people than argue about it. For example, I’ve been looking forward to a cruise with my husband for some time. Our plan was that we would book something...
  • Dear Diane Column — May 27, 2012

    Dear Diane, This may sound dumb, but at fifty years of age I’ve finally found the confidence to do what I want. I always wanted to write stories that would inspire people, but I never thought that someone like me would have such a special ability. Recently I went to a writer’s workshop, and the instructor singled out my writing as an example for...
  • Dear Diane Column — May 14, 2012

    Dear Diane,  Do you think past lives are valid? I have a feeling that I lived in ancient China. I saw a museum exhibit that had tools and things from every period in history, and when I saw some from around two to three thousand years ago, I wanted to pick them up like they were mine. There are a lot of things that...
  • Dear Diane Column — April 29, 2012

    Dear Diane, I’m really torn about inviting my brother to my wedding. He’s gay and proud, and I’m fine with that, but my family is upset that he’s chosen this life. Also, my fiancée  is ok about him, but his parents are very old fashioned and wouldn’t want to endorse his lifestyle. I love my brother but he tends to make everything a kind...
  • Dear Diane Column — April 1, 2012

    Dear Diane, My husband and I recently went to our thirtieth reunion together. It was fun catching up with everyone, and my husband had an especially good time. The problem is that we ran into a friend I’ll call Roy who we haven’t seen in many years. He and my husband were good friends for a long time, and Roy has approached us about...
  • Dear Diane Column — December 31, 2011

    Dear Diane, When my daughter was nine, I left her father because he loved drugs more than he loved us. I eventually married a wonderful man and have been widowed for six years. My daughter is grown with a family of her own. Recently, my ex came back into my life, and he has been sober for several years. He apologized for the past,...
  • Dear Diane Column — December 17, 2011

    Dear Diane, I keep seeing dark, human looking figures out of the corner of my eye, and I think I must be going crazy. I look to the left and it looks as though someone is standing next to the wall, but when I turn to face them they aren’t there. I’ve always been a rational person, but this is happening almost every day...
  • Dear Diane Column — December 3, 2011

    Dear Diane, There is a long standing feud between my sister and I . She always felt like I was my mother’s favorite, and my mom and I were very much alike. I love my sister, but she makes everything into a drama. Recently my mom passed away and left me in charge of distributing her personal items. I know she loved us both...
  • Dear Diane Column — November 19, 2011

    Dear Diane, I’m trying to figure out what to do with my marriage. I’m frustrated that my husband never seems to appreciate all I do. He’s always at work, and when he’s not, he’s asleep in front of the TV. I clean house and stay home with the kids, so when he gets home, I want to go out and have fun. I got...
  • Dear Diane Colume — November 5, 2011

    Dear Diane, I feel cheated because my husband passed away recently. We had only been married for three years when he developed a brain tumor. We had lots of doctors give us advice, and we did everything we could. We even tried things that we found in books and on the internet. Not one stone was left unturned. I had a horrible first marriage...