Carolyn Hax



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

  • Jan 9, 2015

Readers give the advice while Carolyn Hax is away.

  • Dec 27, 2014

A woman whose stepfather’s condition is terminal is trying to prepare herself for his death.

  • Dec 26, 2014

The older sister, who is also planning marriage, thinks her younger sister is being impetuous with union.

  • Dec 25, 2014

Father is troubled by wife’s insecurity over his daughter’s professional accomplishments.

  • Dec 24, 2014

He says his wife is “amazing,” but her temper is costing the couple their friends.

  • Dec 23, 2014

They don’t talk about finances, kids or why his divorce still hasn’t happened; are they ready to talk about nuptials?

  • Dec 22, 2014

Say thank you to the dumper for any non-spiteful candor, don’t try to score points, and don’t beg to reconcile.

  • Dec 21, 2014

An uncle raised his niece and loves her like his own. Now he’s asked to treat her sibling the same way.

  • Dec 20, 2014

Sure, her daughter is pretty. But mother worries about how those compliments are affecting her child.

  • Dec 19, 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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