Carolyn Hax



Reader, 30, is interested in seeing a 20-year-old but worried whether he’s adult enough to date.

  • Sep 17, 2014

She might want to rethink what she is trying to accomplish with this request for her walk down the aisle.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Wife would rather have him in her life than leave over this disappointment, but she can’t help but second-guess.

  • Sep 15, 2014

She’s happy about her kids’ coming independence, but wonders where joy and purpose will come from next.

  • Sep 14, 2014

Would introducing a long-distance boyfriend makes long-time friends feel better?

  • Sep 13, 2014

Should she be pressuring her boyfriend to check in when he’s at work and she’s at home?

  • Sep 12, 2014

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

  • Sep 12, 2014

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

  • Sep 12, 2014

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

  • Sep 12, 2014

She’s in love with a man who’s been separated for four years, and she’s eyeing an ultimatum to change that.

  • Sep 11, 2014
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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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