Carolyn Hax

ColumnistWashington, D.C.

The latest from Carolyn

Setting realistic expectations can create a calmer atmosphere and quiet everyone’s nerves.

  • Jul 28, 2014

A reader wonders whether she needs a different life after seeing a friend’s husband and a co-worker die young.

  • Jul 27, 2014

Family members have been splitting apart. Now, her kids have been excluded from a nephew’s wedding.

  • Jul 26, 2014

His girlfriend sometimes appears ill at ease with his having so many female friends. What should he do?

  • Jul 25, 2014

Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and tackles your problems.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax took your questions and tackled your problems.

  • Jul 25, 2014

One reader shares thoughts on getting to know yourself by asking questions you’ve forgotten the answers to.

  • Jul 25, 2014

A woman who lost her boyfriend over her “inappropriate” behavior with other guys has more mending to do.

  • Jul 24, 2014

After a woman overhears her in-laws insulting her and her family, she wonders about confronting them.

  • Jul 23, 2014

She loves her grandson calling her “Mamaji,” but his mother objects, strenuously. Should she give in?

  • Jul 22, 2014

A reader who is single, not dating and content to be so wonders about being told she is deluding herself.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Some readers say it’s a no-brainer; others caution that it can be a tough road.

  • Jul 20, 2014

Her sister and her fiance don’t respect her boundaries where their dogs are concerned.

  • Jul 19, 2014

He wants her to be “hard to get,” but this love game isn’t worth playing.

  • Jul 18, 2014

If phone use isn’t disrupting conversations, can it still be considered rude?

  • Jul 18, 2014

Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax took your questions and tackled your problems.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Don’t let insecurity dictate how you interact with husband’s pushy relatives.

  • Jul 17, 2014

A couple elopes, then puts on a second wedding to maintain the relationship with her parents.

  • Jul 16, 2014

Older sibling who won’t attend family functions if brother’s girlfriend is present needs to grow up.

  • Jul 15, 2014

Virginia woman provides intellectual stimulation, while West Coast woman provides passion. Okay to keep both?

  • Jul 14, 2014
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About Carolyn

Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997, after five years as a copy editor and news editor in Style and none as a therapist. The column includes cartoons by “relationship cartoonist” Nick Galifianakis — Carolyn's ex-husband — and appears in over 200 newspapers.

Besides the daily column, Carolyn has a weekly live online discussion (noon Fridays), the Hax Philes forum and a Facebook page. She also has a policy of saying yes when NPR calls but avoids TV like something forgotten in the back of the fridge; the feeling appears to be mutual.

Carolyn lives in Massachusetts with her husband, three boys and medium brown dog, Billy, but sees D.C. as "home."  Sign up for Carolyn Hax’s column, delivered to your inbox early each morning.

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