Carolyn Hax



His first thought was to tell her they would not be getting married. Now she doesn’t know how to handle it.

  • Nov 22, 2014

On the woman’s last day at her job, a co-worker hands her a letter saying she is concerned about her soul.

  • Nov 22, 2014

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

  • Nov 21, 2014

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

  • Nov 21, 2014

I offered to host a baby shower, but the expectant mother is turning it into something I won’t enjoy. Is it too late to back out?

  • Nov 21, 2014

Woman who doesn’t like her boyfriend’s parents’ house rules must be consistent, even if they marry.

  • Nov 20, 2014

Friends want reader’s opinion on the baby name they’re “considering.” Here’s how to respond.

  • Nov 19, 2014

They’re in a long-term relationship and thinking about marriage, but they need to find common ground.

  • Nov 18, 2014

One potential thrill from child-rearing: creating something that didn’t exist, and nurturing it into a complete being.

  • Nov 17, 2014

A reader wonders whether to try connecting with the physician-father who never got to know his kids.

  • Nov 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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