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Carolyn Hax Q&A: A chat about the chat and column

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Update: Carolyn is off this Friday. Join producer Christine Loman for a Q&A about the chat and column. Have a question about how this all works? Looking for a specific column or chat question from the past? Submit your questions below. Note that if you pre-submitted a question for Carolyn it will be carried over to next week, so you don’t need to submit it again.


Advice columnist Carolyn Hax takes your comments and questions most Fridays about the strange train we call life. Carolyn has hosted this chat since 1998, answering your questions about life, family, relationships and more. Some questions may be adapted into full columns, and transcripts of the chats remain available after each session concludes.

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