Carolyn Hax



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

  • Apr 3, 2015

She is thinking about boycotting her brother’s wedding because her boyfriend will not be invited.

  • Mar 28, 2015

A co-worker expects more extravagant wedding gifts from her friends. Think again.

  • Mar 27, 2015

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

  • Mar 27, 2015

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

  • Mar 27, 2015

A reader beginning grad school and a new career asks if a new first name could add professional gravitas.

  • Mar 26, 2015

A parent’s criticism of some comments after the death of a young child should be taken in stride.

  • Mar 25, 2015

An open, warm relationship is her best argument against the music’s misogyny, anger and vulgarity.

  • Mar 24, 2015

They are anticipating trouble with Grandma, who has rigid views on gender roles.

  • Mar 23, 2015

Advice to a reader: Get over any worries about being rude and reclaim the time your job demands.

  • Mar 22, 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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