Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: Move out and move on, but pay the rent

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What does a woman who can’t stand living with her ex-significant other owe him for a quick departure?

    Carolyn Hax: The case for striking out on her own

    (Nick Galifianakis / For The Washington Post)

    A woman who has lived with her parents since college faces a choice posed by a balking boyfriend.

      When friends get divorced, how do you cut one loose?

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      A couple navigating a divorce of friends wonders how to sever ties with the ex-wife.

        There are gray areas in the rules of disengagement

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        He broke up with her. She seemed to recover pretty quickly. So what happens to the ring?

          Hax Philes: A straight-up dating-type question

          Are they becoming good friends or is it romantic? How do they know?

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            In this publicity image released by Focus Features, clockwise from left, Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, Mia Wasikowska and Mark Ruffalo are shown in a scene from 'The Kids are All Right.' (AP Photo/Focus Features, Suzanne Tenner)

            How to deal with nosy questions as a lesbian mom

            Advice for when questions about family get too personal.

            The etiquette loophole that allows you to ask for a donation to a favorite charity

            Don’t use wedding invitations for that purpose. The chattering classes will tear you apart!

            Gay people loved Joan Rivers because she loved us back

            Gay people loved Joan Rivers because she loved us back

              

            Hints From Heloise: Recipes of mystery

            A reader sounds off on recipes that fails to list how many servings are included or what a serving size is.

            Hints From Heloise: A sparkling spa

            Hot water, bleach and powdered dishwasher detergent can make a spa tub sparkle.

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            Animal Doctor: Dog shows signs of OCD and Tourette’s

            German shepherd is easily startled; effects of grains on cats; treating a skin condition; stopping seizures.

            Animal Doctor: Calming a cat for nail trimming

            Cat’s aversion to having her nails clipped has her owners scratching their heads.

            Animal Doctor: Dog’s problem is no laughing matter

            Dog can’t sit down; inflammatory bowel disease causes; vets should provide referrals; toxic carpets.

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            Ask Amy: Parents of cyberstalking victim seek advice

            She decided he was too needy; he began to text and e-mail her relentlessly.

            Ask Amy: When caring for family, which side do you pick?

            A reader has guilt about wanting to move closer to their grandchildren, leaving their parents behind.

            Ask Amy: Best friend declares ex off limits for dating

            Not only is this best friend being selfish, his description of his ex as ‘property’ is offensive.

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            Miss Manners: Indiscretion has always been in bad taste

            The reader may want to get engaged before she’s officially divorced, but she shouldn’t go public with it.

            Miss Manners: The risks of opining on social media

            No matter how graciously you word an opinion, you will be challenged.

            Miss Manners: To foster dialogue, welcome debate

            A blogger wonders how best to reply to posts; Miss Manners suggests polite replies to those who disagree.

            Miss Manners: For ex’s wedding, painful choices

            Her ex is marrying the woman he cheated with and pressuring the children to be in the wedding.

            Miss Manners: Should gloves come off before handshake?

            It all depends on whether you’re a lady or a gentleman.

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            Advice from Slate's 'Dear Prudence'

            Live discussion with Slate advice columnist Dear Prudence, a.k.a. Emily Yoffe.

            @Work Advice columnist Karla Miller (DEB LINDSEY/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

            The more we get together ...

            Telecommuters are not happy about their boss’s video streaming plan.

              Family

              Family Almanac

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              Still waiting to soar

              A 13-year-old who can’t keep pace with her sister and wets the bed.

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              Offer forgiveness to daughter, and save some for yourself

              Marguerite Kelly advises a mom who is devastated by her daughter’s wish to cut her out of her life.

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              The best 10 minutes in all of parenthood

              Reinvigorating the routine with a little undivided attention.

              Meghan Leahy

              On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce take questions about parenting

              Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

              Child's Hands

              I want my child to be more competitive

              He wants his daughter to want to be sporty and competitive. She is resisting. What to do?

              On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce took questions about parenting

              Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

              On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce take questions about parenting

              Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.

              Crying girl.

              How to handle a tot with tantrums? Meghan Leahy advises.

              This almost-2-year-old is having heavy-duty tantrums. How can a parent cope? Meghan Leahy advises.

              Date Lab

              Shayna and Francis

              Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a (better) match

              What the matchmaker didn’t know may have undermined this date. ...

              Nima and Rachel

              Two economists go into a bar....

              In theory, we thought this was a good idea. And we were right!

              Tiffany and Victor

              Beer, wine, bourbon and cigars. Is this a country song?

              They went out for dinner, but we only heard about the drinks. Oh, and they had fun.

              Andres and Veronica

              Date Lab: Roses and gummy bears

              But sometimes flowers and sweets can go only so far.

              They talked about wills on their first date.

              Metro mishaps, monument visits and lawyer talk: This was a very D.C. date.

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