Carolyn Hax: Partner with ‘unfortunate past’ becomes jealous, possessive, demanding

Her exes cheated on her. Now she insists her current partner is unfaithful, too, and is demanding passwords for all accounts.
  • 4 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: She resents her job and her landlady and is planning to ‘disappear’

She can afford to retire and wants to know if there’s any reason she shouldn’t quit her job without notice and abruptly move out of her rental.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: Spouse of a nocturnal husband struggles with leading parallel lives

Husband grabs the "chance of a lifetime" to switch to a nocturnal schedule that fits his bio-clock, but his spouse feels disconnected and sad.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Teen daughter wants space from parents but is upset when they give her space

Teenage daughter says she wants some space from her parents, then gets upset when they make other plans.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend keeps borrowing money, and she feels mostly alone

Her boyfriend is having money issues but also isn't “bringing the non-monetary equivalent to the relationship.”
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How to transition a neighbor’s flirty banter into something more?

"Inexperienced flirter" enjoys chatting with a friendly neighbor and isn't sure what comes next.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Favoritism charge leads to rift between adopted, biological siblings

Adopted children say their parents favored their biological children, creating a rift among the siblings.
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How to manage visits to a lonely, bored, critical mom?

"Normal" conversation with mom is difficult — and feeling bad is the usual outcome — now that she lives a “boring, limited life.”
  • Oct 13

Carolyn Hax: Feeling overwhelmed by the unending pandemic

Not knowing when the pandemic will end feels like being "collectively trapped in a bad dream" — self-help and some okay days notwithstanding.
  • Oct 12

Carolyn Hax: Her husband isolated her. Post-split, will friends welcome her back?

Her abusive husband isolated her from her friends, then left her for another woman. Can she restart those old friendships now?
  • Oct 11
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