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Fiction can be a lifesaver for unhappy kids. What books would you recommend?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Sep 12, 2014

She didn’t see any trouble signs. Then her boyfriend told her not to attend his grandfather’s funeral.

By Carolyn Hax

  • Sep 10, 2014

A 30-year-old feels the urge to shake things up. Is it a pre-midlife crisis or something more?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Aug 19, 2014

Some people can’t seem to stop talking. What happens when you need a break?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Aug 14, 2014

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

By Carolyn Hax

  • Jul 25, 2014

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

By Carolyn Hax

  • Jul 18, 2014

A chatter wonders how to stop being a pushover and become more assertive in relationships and at work.

By Carolyn Hax

  • Jul 11, 2014

Lots of friends, but no one to list as an emergency contact. How do you make a ‘best friend’?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Jul 7, 2014

When a best friend’s husband is the source of rumors around the office, do you tell or stay quiet?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Jun 6, 2014

How should she shake the feeling that she can’t seek love until she loses some weight?

By Carolyn Hax

  • May 30, 2014

How much progress is enough progress?

By Carolyn Hax

  • May 23, 2014

After the lines of communication are cut, what does it take to restore peace in a family?

By Carolyn Hax

  • May 16, 2014

How to keep it together after putting down a beloved pet?

By Jessica Stahl

  • May 2, 2014

A mother doesn’t want her child to know the truth about her father. Should the family stay silent or reveal the secret?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Apr 28, 2014

Her boyfriend doesn’t like her sexy outfits, but should he get a say?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Apr 18, 2014

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

By Carolyn Hax

  • Apr 4, 2014

A man finds himself frustrated in attempts to approach women. How can he break out of the rut and make a connection?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Mar 31, 2014

Is a honeymoon registry so wrong? And what to do if you think it is?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Mar 28, 2014

When exercise is not an option, what else can help ease depression or just lift a bad mood?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Mar 21, 2014

By Carolyn Hax

  • Mar 14, 2014
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