Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: Let girlfriend be the one to bring up marriage

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A couple breaks up after she says that she isn’t ready to marry but then has a change of heart.

    Carolyn Hax: Fed up with mother-in-law’s weight attacks

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    She has endured criticism and unsolicited advice for 20 years, and now she has had enough.

      Carolyn Hax: Clarify the clarification?

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      After a co-worker clarified that they are hanging out as “just friends,” should she try to clarify his intent?

        Carolyn Hax: Someone has to blink in post-fight showdown

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        They’re in separate rooms after their first blowup since moving in together. Here, a guide to resolution.

          Carolyn Hax: Hurt by boyfriend’s reaction to pregnancy

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          His first thought was to tell her they would not be getting married. Now she doesn’t know how to handle it.

            Advice Columnists

             

            Is Thanksgiving the right time to come out?

            Making a big announcement on the holidays is not the best time for many.

            Cards and envelopes tied in bow, pen next to note in envelope

            The rules for addressing holiday cards to same-sex couples

            It’s not that complicated to get season’s greetings right, and when in doubt: ask.

            WASHINGTON, DC - Rabbi Gil Steinlauf Executive Director Adas Israel Congregation

            Is a rabbi’s sexuality any of our business?

            Questions arise over the propriety of a religious leader’s public announcement that he is gay.

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            Hints From Heloise: Don’t leave out the leftovers

            A few tips on safely storing Thanksgiving goodies.

            Hints From Heloise: A feast of food faux pas

            Readers share some mishaps in the kitchen.

            Hints From Heloise: Don’t just trash it!

            Papers that should be shredded before being placed in the trash.

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            Animal Doctor: Annual wellness exams are a must

            Preventive health care; sedation dentistry; dog panics at human touch; dog won’t stay out of cat’s litter box.

            Animal Doctor: Neighbor’s dogs bark up a storm

            Tensions erupt over barking beagles; dogs and Ebola; cat dislikes being petted; pets, here and hereafter.

            Animal Doctor: Good nutrition is the best medicine

            Homemade food restores dog’s health; chronic ear infections; urinary tract infections; thyroid disorder.

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            Ask Amy: Partner competes with porn for attention

            Her boyfriend of five years rebuffs 9 out of 10 of her advances but finds plenty of time for online porn.

            Ask Amy: Teen’s nighttime roving alarms neighbors

            Sneaking out at night, cars parked in front of their house: These neighbors wonder what’s going on.

            Ask Amy: College grad returns home to a hoarder

            The letter writer’s instinct is to run, run, run away from the chaos. Amy says: Run! Run like the wind!

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            Miss Manners: Guests think ‘off-limits’ applies to others

            She loves entertaining, but really, really, really wishes her relatives would stay out of private rooms.

            Miss Manners: The pitfalls of blanket texts

            Too often an unwitting “reply all” leads to a personal conversation for all to see.

            Miss Manners: Regardless of his age, he’s still your fiance

            It is perfectly fine for a couple in their 80s who plan to wed to use the terms “fiance” and “fiancee.”

            Miss Manners: Leave spoon on the table, not in the glass

            Drinking beverages with a spoon still in the cup can be distracting for those forced to watch.

            Miss Manners: Instant responses are not always possible

            A retired executive laments the speed at which today’s job applicants expect a decision.

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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)

            @Work Advice: She can go home again. But can she work?

            How should one tell potential employers about moving home to nurse a terminally ill parent?

              Family

              Family Almanac

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              A few final thoughts from Marguerite Kelly

              The parenting columnist offers her best advice after 35 years of writing.

              Illusration by Hadley Hooper for The Washington Post

              When co-sleeping leads to commotion

              FAMILY ALMANAC | Two boys, 4 and 9, enjoy co-sleeping, but it can cause commotion.

              Help! My teen son is driving me crazy

              Her 14-year-old doesn’t listen and Marguerite Kelly advises how to handle it.

              Meghan Leahy

              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.

              A Vector Illustration Of A Girl Running And Crying

              How and when to set boundaries for children

              Boundary setting can be clear and easy. Here are some ground rules to consider.

              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 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 took questions about parenting

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

              Date Lab

              Regina and Chris

              Date Lab: For these two Nats fans, hope springs eternal

              Their favorite team may have collapsed, but their date didn’t follow suit.

              LeilaandKevin

              Date Lab: He hasn’t read Harry Potter, so....yeah

              But maybe all is not lost. They are both fans of bacon.

              Jessica and Jack

              Date Lab: This one just might take

              He says she’s beautiful. She says he’s a unicorn. That’s a good thing. Plus, there’s a video!

              Brian and Sarah

              Date Lab: She could talk to a rock

              Her bubbly personality helped break the ice, and the date just kept getting better.

              Amy and Max Date Lab

              Date Lab: They both like fantasy football

              Watch their video analysis of the date.

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