Carolyn Hax

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

  • Jan 30, 2015

Her parents don’t believe the son-in-law they love was abusive. Are they really in a position to be sure of that?

  • Jan 25, 2015

His wife constantly checks Facebook, texts and e-mail, and gets contemptuous when called on it.

  • Jan 24, 2015

Now the place has lost some of its magic and she doesn’t know if she should still book it.

  • Jan 23, 2015

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

  • Jan 23, 2015

Get to the heart of why Mom is pushing to give away keepsakes she already gave you.

  • Jan 22, 2015

Woman wonders whether continual comments about her messy habits could mean he isn’t the one.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Her boyfriend’s launching another monologue about a past love. She needs to ask to change the subject.

  • Jan 20, 2015

When an aging parent announces a change in the ritual, make a call, curb the hot emotions and grant leeway.

  • Jan 19, 2015

He wants her to “challenge” him more. It’s time to get rid of him, the columnist says.

  • Jan 18, 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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