Dear Diane

  • Dear Diane Column — October 22, 2011

    Dear Diane, I feel like I’m a failure at fifty. I started out in a payroll position almost thirty years ago, and I’ve been with the same company for most of that time. When I was starting out, we had primarily manual operations. Through the years we have converted to computer programs, and every couple of years we’ve upgraded to a new system, meaning...
  • Dear Diane Column — October 8, 2011

    Dear Diane,  I recently started a deluxe gift basket service with a very close friend. We have done everything on a handshake, and I just assumed that she’d do half the work. She works during the day, so I take all of the calls and put the orders together. After work, I shop for interesting items to put in the baskets. She has come...
  • Dear Diane Column — September 24, 2011

    Dear Diane, My brother has had a drug problem for many years and recently he went into rehab. I want to be supportive of him, but I’ve seen him go through this before, and I don’t trust that he will stay sober. I want to be supportive, but I’m sick of feeling like I’ve been duped again. When we were kids, we had a...
  • Dear Diane Column — September 11, 2011

    Dear Diane, In the 70’s I met my Prince Charming…he literally took my breath away. I dated him for a while, and then as fate would have it, he remarried his ex wife. My heart was broken. Thirty seven years later, through fate again, we reconnected. This time he married me, and it ended up being the worst experience of my life. We divorced...
  • Dear Diane Column — August 27, 2011

    Dear Diane, I am disturbed by dreams I have of my mom. She’s been gone for many years and yet it feels very real. She had issues with drugs and eventually died from them. When I see her in my dreams, she is trapped and screaming and crying and has this tortured energy that hurts. She is screaming to something to let go of...
  • Dear Diane Column — August 13, 2011

    Dear Diane, There’s a woman in my office that is constantly in everyone’s business. I cringe every time I smell her perfume, which is another problem. She seems intent on studying what everyone is doing and then telling tales to the bosses. She will ask questions that are really invasive, and I feel like telling her to leave me alone, but if I do,...
  • Dear Diane Column — July 30, 2011

    Dear Diane, When I was in school, I had a really bad reputation. I was a very angry girl, but that’s another story. I slept around with whoever was available, and I got drunk really often. I had no self respect, and I was one of those girls who got talked about. When I was a sophomore I had an abortion, and I only...
  • Dear Diane Column — July 16, 2011

    Dear Diane,  My husband was molested by a male family member when he was only ten years old. The family member is dead, but his sister and nieces are still alive. I am so angry for my husband, and I want him to tell the rest of the family so they will know what kind of a sicko this guy was. Everyone thought he...
  • Dear Diane Column — July 2, 2011

    Dear Diane, I see the same man every day when I go to the office. He works in my building. When I first saw him, I had an amazing feeling of peace, like I had seen a long lost friend I’d been searching for. This is really confusing because I’ve never had such an instant reaction to someone. Am I crazy? I haven’t approached...
  • Dear Diane Column — June 18, 2011

    Dear Diane, My boyfriend and I have been together for six years, and have been talking the entire time about marriage. We always say stuff to each other about the future, and how we are going to have a large family. He is my best friend, and he tells me that I am the only girl he has ever wanted a future with. Recently,...