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How can a mother help her daughter with a decision when she has no personal experience to draw from?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Apr 10, 2015

After a dramatic weight loss, how to shake off the negative feelings about gaining new attention from those who previously ignored her?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Mar 27, 2015

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

By Jessica Stahl

  • Jun 6, 2014

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

By Jessica Stahl

  • Jul 11, 2014

I offered to host a baby shower, but the expectant mother is turning it into something I won’t enjoy. Is it too late to back out?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Nov 21, 2014

I passed out in bed with my friend’s husband. Do I tell her?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Nov 14, 2014

Now that the wedding’s off, what to do on what would have been their wedding day?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Oct 31, 2014

Now that she’s pregnant, co-workers are commenting on her choices. How does she respond?

By Carolyn Hax

  • Oct 17, 2014

A troubled teenage niece is pregnant, and the shower invitation leaves the letter writer wondering what her role should be.

By Carolyn Hax

  • Oct 14, 2014

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

By Carolyn Hax

  • Sep 19, 2014

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
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