Carolyn Hax



An opinionated and domineering sibling brings stress with each visit.

  • Aug 20, 2014

A couple wants to set up a household with his young son, but it may be too soon.

  • Aug 19, 2014

A 30-year-old feels the urge to shake things up. Is it a pre-midlife crisis or something more?

  • Aug 19, 2014

The announcement likely will shock the family, but there’s no need to justify your life to them.

  • Aug 18, 2014

A letter writer is overwhelmed with the big, and smaller, steps of ending a marriage in the wake of a gay affair.

  • Aug 17, 2014

After bullying a boy in middle school, is an apology in order? Or are there other ways to make peace with it?

  • Aug 16, 2014

Daughter says family and spouse have to walk on eggshells around volatile, bullheaded mother.

  • Aug 15, 2014

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

  • Aug 15, 2014

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

  • Aug 15, 2014

After mom denies her daughter and a pal stole clothing from their summer host, the loot was modeled online.

  • Aug 14, 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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