Carolyn Hax



Advice to a reader aghast that her friend is engaged to a violent alcoholic: Just be there for her.

  • Sep 30, 2014

A professional woman wants to stay home after she starts a family, but her husband is resisting the idea.

  • Sep 29, 2014

It’s not about being perfect; it’s about feeling safe enough together to be your honest selves.

  • Sep 28, 2014

Reader says brother-in-law’s desire to race cars sets a bad example for his children.

  • Sep 27, 2014

Her husband wants her to tackle new challenges. She says she’s only good at one thing.

  • Sep 26, 2014

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

  • Sep 26, 2014

She has issues with her sister’s on-again, off-again boyfriend, but is she taking cheap shots at his politics?

  • Sep 25, 2014

Reader questions why she’s so anxious to get married.

  • Sep 24, 2014

A woman fears that her family will heap on the guilt if she moves away with her husband.

  • Sep 23, 2014

What does a woman who can’t stand living with her ex-significant other owe him for a quick departure?

  • Sep 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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