Carolyn Hax



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

  • Dec 19, 2014

A mother of a 3-year-old wonders how to fend off her husband’s frequent worries about the child.

  • Dec 17, 2014

If father’s suspicions are true, that’s all the more reason to be supportive and nonjudgmental.

  • Dec 16, 2014

He resists driving 5.5 hours with both kids to visit his wife’s siblings, but he’s raring to go when it’s his siblings.

  • Dec 15, 2014

It’s cruel for a partner to mention past sexual experiences, then rule out ever repeating them, a poster opines.

  • Dec 14, 2014

His girlfriend is anxious to have him meet her family over Christmas, but he’s not sure about their future.

  • Dec 13, 2014

Hopefully, home town is a refuge. If not, ride it out.

  • Dec 12, 2014

Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life and your holiday horrors.

  • Dec 12, 2014

How do you strike the proper balance when it comes to getting together with each side of the family?

  • Dec 11, 2014

A stressed-out student near the end of grad school dreads having to talk about it with family over the holiday.

  • Dec 10, 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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