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Carolyn Hax chat: How do I respond when people ask why I’m bald?

Most Fridays, advice columnist Carolyn Hax takes your comments and questions. Carolyn has hosted this chat since 1998, answering your wide-ranging questions about life, family, relationships and more. Some questions may be adapted into full columns.

This week’s live chat is over, but you can read a transcript from the discussion below. Carolyn’s next live chat starts at 12 p.m. on Sept. 17 and you can submit questions here. You can also submit questions for her column by emailing

Here’s a glossary of frequently used chat terms.