By Carolyn HaxAdvice columnist October 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDTBy Carolyn HaxAdvice columnist October 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EDTShare this storyMost 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.WpGet the full experience.Choose your planArrowRightThis week’s live chat is over, but you can read a transcript from the discussion below. (Having trouble reading the transcript? Email email@example.com for support.) Carolyn’s next live chat is at 12 p.m. on Oct. 8 and you can submit questions here. You can also submit questions for her column by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Here’s a glossary of frequently used chat terms. More from Carolyn HaxFrom the archive:The will, the affair, the surprise sister and a husband’s quest‘Dad’ in one son’s eyes, but simply ‘father’ in eyes of younger oneAn abusive ex is terminally ill. Should you help with his care?A stay-at-home mom trapped in a career woman’s lifeA friend breaks the embargo on mom-to-be’s newsMore:Sign up for Carolyn’s email newsletter to get her column delivered to your inbox each morning.Carolyn has a live chat with readers on Fridays. Read her most recent chat here. Her next chat is Oct. 15.Write to Carolyn at email@example.com. Brief questions are appreciated.Resources for getting help. Frequently asked questions about the column. Chat glossary.Comment CommentsGiftOutlineGift ArticleLoading...Comments are now closedThe Washington Post may turn off the comments on stories dealing with personal loss, tragedies, or other sensitive topics. For more details, please see our discussion guidelines.