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Your ef­forts will not go un­no­ticed. Make changes to the way you earn your liv­ing or how you han­dle your­money. Fi­nan­cial gains can be­made if you are in­no­va­tive and make your­money work for you, in­stead of you for it. A lifestyle change is ap­par­ent. ity and peo­ple who tend to put de­mands on oth­ers. Per­sonal im­prove­ments and romantic en­coun­ters are en­cour­aged.

TAURUS(April 20-May 20):

Learn all you can­be­fore you make a de­ci­sion that could af­fect an im­por­tant re­la­tion­ship or your rep­u­ta­tion. It’s up to you to stand up for your rights and be­liefs. DEAR AN­NIE >> Yes­ter­day my hus­band and I spent three hours on the road, trav­el­ing from our home to our nephew’s col­lege foot­ball game. We told my sis­ter we planned to at­tend his game and gave up tick­ets to a Divi­sion I game in our home­town. I called my sis­ter on the way there to ask whether she could save us seats. It was then that I found out she wouldn’t be at­tend­ing her son’s game. In­stead, she had got­ten tick­ets to the game we were miss­ing.

The weather was per­fect. The tick­ets cost only $5 each. And our nephew played about half the game.

The prob­lem oc­curred af­ter the game, when we stood on the field. We were next to my brother-in-law, wait­ing to greet our nephew, but we were com­pletely ig­nored the ments that will ease stress. whole time. First my CANCER (June 21-July 22): nephew stopped at the Take a se­ri­ous look at your rela

other end of the field to tion­ships with oth­ers. Con­sider how to best im­prove sit­u­a­tions greet his girl­friend. He PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20): that have been tense. Of­fer fi­nally ap­peared on our Don’t share per­sonal in­for­ma­sug­ges­tions and be re­cep­tive to end and stopped on the tion with some­one who has com­pro­mise. A change will lead right side of us to greet trou­ble keep­ing a se­cret. Be to bet­ter days ahead. his friends and their faSCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): dis­creet and help­ful to those LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Speak Stick to what and who you who have been there for you in ther. He fought back

up and get things done. In­vest­know. Anger will set you back, the past. ments, real es­tate, home imtears as he stood lookso try to avoid it. Pa­tience will ARIES (March 21-April 19): prove­ments and con­tracts are ing at his dad and saybe re­quired when deal­ing with Don’t leave any­thing un­fin­fa­vored. Re­veal your in­ten­tions ing he hadn’t played per­sonal health, fi­nan­cial and ished. Oth­ers will be watc­hand make a com­mit­ment to a well. We watched as my emo­tional mat­ters. ing and judg­ing you, so walk loved one. Per­sonal gains are nephew took off all the SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. the straight path. A per­head­ing your way.

tape on his hands and 21): Keep ev­ery­thing in per­sonal change should en­tail a VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): spec­tive. If you over­re­act or health­ier lifestyle. Ro­mance is wrists. We kept star

Don’t over­spend. Con­cen­trate make too many prom­ises, you high­lighted. on net­work­ing and shar­ing ing at him, think­ing he will end up fac­ing ques­tions you TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Use your ideas. Refuse to let your would at least look at may not want to an­swer. Stick your knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence and per­sonal life in­ter­fere with your us. But af­ter an­other to the truth and live within your ex­per­tise to get ahead. A busi­work re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Some­one five or six min­utes with means. ness part­ner­ship is fa­vored, but close to you will with­hold or no ac­knowl­edg­ment CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): be sure to draw up a con­tract of­fer false in­for­ma­tion.

from my nephew or his Push for­ward un­til you reach that spec­i­fies who is re­sponLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): your goal. A unique ap­proach sible for what. dad, we headed for the

Con­sider your needs and make car. will help you at­tract at­tenGEMINI (May 21-June 20): al­ter­ations that will im­prove tion, but don’t take credit for Change be­gins within. Con­sider your health. Diet and ex­er­cise Were we ex­pect­some­one else’s idea. Give credit how you feel about what you do along with laugh­ter and hav­ing ing too much from our where credit is due. for a liv­ing and with whom you fun with friends are en­cournephew to at least look AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19): spend your time. Make ad­just- aged. at us? His team had

SCORPIO(Oct. 24-Nov. 22):

A slight changewill make a big dif­fer­ence. Han­dle your per­sonal af­fairs your­self. The less you let oth­ers in­ter­fere, the eas­ier it will be to ex­cel.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21):

Be smart, think mat­ters through and de­cide for your­self if some­one is be­ing hon­est­with you. When in doubt, ask ques­tions and take ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion. Ro­mance is high­lighted.

CAPRICORN(Dec. 22-Jan. 19):

Con­sider howto best deal with the changes that are hap­pen­ing around you. Take your time and be dis­creet. Keep your per­sonal in­for­ma­tion a se­cret. Trust must be earned.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19):

Look for the best way to use­what you have and­what you knowto your ad­van­tage. Achance to make per­sonal im­prove­ments should not be ig­nored. A changewill do you good.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20):

Rely on peo­ple you have helped or con­fided to in the past to help you get things done. A fi­nan­cial gain or giftwill un­ex­pect­edly come your way.

ARIES (March 21-April 19):

Look for the pos­i­tive in ev­ery­thing and ev­ery­one. Your cheer­ful at­ti­tude will ward off neg­a­tiv-

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

Don’t share toomuch in­for­ma­tion with peo­ple you don’t know. Con­cen­trate on the per­sonal changes youwant to make. A phys­i­cal out­let will help ease stress. Do things that help build con­fi­dence.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):

Share your thoughts and plans, and dis­cuss your feel­ings and ideas with a loved one. Pos­i­tive change will be­gin only when you are ready to let go of the past.

So­cial­ize with oth­ers and take part in ac­tiv­i­ties that chal­lenge you men­tally and phys­i­cally. The stim­u­la­tion you get froma com­pet­i­tive even­twill ex­hil­a­rate you. Ro­mance will en­hance your life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):

Listen to oth­ers and re­spond with com­mon sense. Don’t of­fer any­thing that isn’t rea­son­able or within yourmeans. Emo­tional ma­nip­u­la­tion and false in­for­ma­tion will be used to sway your opin­ion.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23):

Vis­it­ing old friends and talk­ing about the old days will bring back fond mem­o­ries that prompt you to re­con­nect with some­one from your past. Ro­mance is on the rise. lost in the fi­nal sec­onds, and the coach was fu­ri­ous at the whole team. I un­der­stood that our nephew was up­set and feel­ing aw­ful about him­self, but how could he have not made eye con­tact with the rel­a­tives who have spent ev­ery ma­jor hol­i­day and fam­ily event with him since he was born?

Is this the new be­hav­ior for col­lege stu­dents? My sis­ter says that he was dis­ap­pointed and that she knows her hus­band is rude but there is noth­ing she can do about it. I al­ways have ev­ery­one here for Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas. Should I go ahead with all that en­tails and pre­tend that all is well? Do you have any ad­vice for me or oth­ers who ex­pe­ri­ence this type of be­hav­ior? DEAR DIS­AP­POINTED AUNT >> No, you should not go on as if all were OK. It’s time to have an open and hon­est con­ver­sa­tion with your nephew and his fa­ther about your feel­ings. Tell your nephew that you en­joyed watch­ing him at the game. Clearly, your nephew was dis­ap­pointed with his play­ing and the team’s loss, and that is al­ways tough for any player. But dis­ap­point­ment is never an ex­cuse for rude­ness. Per­haps he didn’t see you or was em­bar­rassed and didn’t want to cry in front of you. Re­gard­less, you will never know un­til you speak with him and tell him how much you en­joyed just watch­ing him.

His fa­ther is a dif­fer­ent story. If your sis­ter won’t do any­thing about his be­hav­ior, then it is up to you and your hus­band to have a kind and hon­est con­ver­sa­tion with him to let him know that your feel­ings were hurt when he didn’t ac­knowl­edge you at his son’s game.

Only af­ter you have these con­ver­sa­tions should you de­cide about Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas. The hol­i­days are a time of for­give­ness and cel­e­bra­tion, so if I were in this sit­u­a­tion, I would in­vite them and not let this one snub af­fect the hol­i­day plans.

“Ask Me Any­thing: A Year of Ad­vice From Dear An­nie” is out now! An­nie Lane’s de­but book — fea­tur­ing fa­vorite col­umns on love, friend­ship, fam­ily and eti­quette — is avail­able as a pa­per­back and e-book. Visit http://www.cre­ator­spub­lish­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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