Carolyn Hax

ColumnistWashington, D.C.

The latest from Carolyn

After seven months, he wants to talk about getting back together, but won’t tell his current girlfriend.

  • Apr 15, 2014

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

  • Apr 15, 2014

A woman is advised that domestic violence and verbal abuse lie on the same continuum, so respond in kind.

  • Apr 14, 2014

Resist the urge to take other people’s stuff personally when scheduling around kids’ (and parents’) needs.

  • Apr 13, 2014

Her parents think her female lover is just a friend. How do chaperones handle this with her parents?

  • Apr 12, 2014

Her friend can be a bully and has a bad temper. Is it okay to ask a mutual friend to weigh in?

  • Apr 11, 2014

A woman wonders if she can marry a boyfriend headed for a master’s — and a big student loan debt.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Mom guilt is powerful, but so are your principles.

  • Apr 9, 2014

She has always been unhappy in her marriage, but after building a life and home with him, she’s afraid to leave.

  • Apr 8, 2014

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

  • Apr 8, 2014

Her friends — and his — are anxious about their relationship.

  • Apr 7, 2014

A woman and her dad offer conflicting direction to a boyfriend who should be free to propose in his own way.

  • Apr 6, 2014

You are entitled to have needs and desires. You are entitled to express needs and desires.

  • Apr 5, 2014

A pal learns about a wife’s drunken smooch and thinks that honesty is the best policy for the unwitting husband.

  • Apr 4, 2014

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

  • Apr 4, 2014

She thought it was going well and then he broke off contact. Can any guys give her a clue what may have happened?

  • Apr 4, 2014

It’s not anyone’s place to set goals for other adults, whether it’s “health and appearance,” or anything else.

  • Apr 3, 2014

A reader wonders whether an e-mail to the ex in advance would ease a meeting at a mutual friend’s event.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Man wants to know: Should this change how I approach them going forward?

  • Apr 1, 2014

Advice-seeker thinks her husband should help his mother and father, who are in their 80s, when they move.

  • Mar 31, 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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