Carolyn Hax



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

  • Mar 6, 2015

A woman getting counseling and moving on must recognize what she can’t do for her in-denial husband.

  • Mar 3, 2015

A woman who has a few cigarettes at work lies to the girl when asked whether she smokes.

  • Mar 2, 2015

The clues: How hard do you have to work to keep the peace? And do you know what love can and cannot do?

  • Mar 1, 2015

A neighbor has crossed bounds by being critical of children’s activities.

  • Feb 28, 2015

A reader wants to know how to get over her insecurity about flirting with men.

  • Feb 27, 2015

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

  • Feb 27, 2015

If you look, you can find things to respect despite rift in values.

  • Feb 26, 2015

A woman’s attempt to protect her children might instead be instilling a fear of the world in them.

  • Feb 25, 2015

He’s worried — wrongly — that friends’ help with his medical bills complicates a marriage proposal.

  • Feb 24, 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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