Carolyn Hax


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

  • May 29, 2015

Realizing life outside the office might not be all it’s cracked up to be, this single fears they may be missing out.

  • May 22, 2015

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

  • May 22, 2015

Visitors can bring pleasure to Alzheimer’s patients even if they aren’t recognized.

  • May 21, 2015

A newlywed is at her wit’s end because her husband refuses to try to remedy his loud snoring.

  • May 20, 2015

A man struggles with his worries that the woman he’s dating steadily may still be too involved with an ex-lover.

  • May 19, 2015

A judgmental, minutiae-obsessed husband is rapidly giving his wife ample reasons to leave.

  • May 18, 2015

A woman undergoing a painful divorce needs a helping hand on her terms rather than her friend’s.

  • May 17, 2015

He has been abusive and she wants to protect her child, but she needs to establish some priorities.

  • May 16, 2015
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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."  

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