Carolyn Hax



Two female friends differ on whether their children should date each other: Would it be ‘cute’ or a disaster?

  • Oct 22, 2014

He blames all his problems on his grief, but his girlfriend is getting tired of indulging him.

  • Oct 21, 2014

A man whose girlfriend if suffering from self-esteem issues wonders how to convince her she’s beautiful.

  • Oct 20, 2014

A reader who’s been preparing for one career for most of her life is weighing a very different next step.

  • Oct 19, 2014

They knows their father is a cad. Finding out their cousin’s paternity won’t change that.

  • Oct 18, 2014

Her issue is not that he has a female friend, or that she’s not included. It’s that she thinks he’s been lying.

  • Oct 17, 2014

Now that she’s pregnant, co-workers are commenting on her choices. How does she respond?

  • Oct 17, 2014

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

  • Oct 17, 2014

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

  • Oct 17, 2014

A man whose breakup with his girlfriend led to her suicide attempt worries about his dating hesitancy.

  • Oct 16, 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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