Carolyn Hax



Visiting a nursing home or mentoring an at-risk child can offer perspective for people asking, ‘Is this all there is?’

  • Aug 29, 2014

Sometimes, parents need to let the little darlings earn some life experience the hard way

  • Aug 28, 2014

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

  • Aug 28, 2014

A formerly bullied kid remembers the educator who made a difference; dating with kids; Facebook etiquette.

  • Aug 27, 2014

Explaining a nicotine addition can be instructive to a child, but lying about the habit sends a harmful message.

  • Aug 26, 2014

A chronically tardy person laments arriving at a meeting punctually, only to realize, “I rushed for this?”

  • Aug 25, 2014

While Hax is away, readers offer advice on gossip, untreated disorders, and raising children.

  • Aug 24, 2014

Readers give advice on how families can raise money for good causes and best strategies for paternity leave.

  • Aug 23, 2014

Reader wonders how to handle aunt’s request to get “Sarah” to “admit she has a problem.”

  • Aug 22, 2014

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

  • Aug 22, 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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