Carolyn Hax: How to make amends to an ex who says ‘Never contact me again’?

Cruelty to a girlfriend drove her away and now "the guilt is killing me."
  • 4 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: A cautious, practical person contends with ‘tremendous wanderlust’

The past year made years of practical decisions feel moot.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax chat glossary

A glossary of terms and references from the Carolyn Hax chat.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: The bullying in-laws and the spouse who didn’t stand in their way

You made an agreement with your husband not to spend time with his abusive family members. Now he’s planning on going on vacation with them.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: He broke up over text and still wants to be friends. What do you do with this?

'I feel like I was hit by a truck': Beloved boyfriend breaks up suddenly via text message.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Frustrating questions after transgender daughter comes out

Many people have been loving and supportive to your transgender daughter, but a few have focused hurtfully on appearance.
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: A troubled stepdaughter, an often-deployed dad and a stepmom in over her head

A 17-year-old stepdaughter (and her struggles) move in after her mom kicks her out and moves across the country.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How can he clean if he doesn’t see dirt? A marital mystery.

His worldview is for each of them to clean when the dirt starts to bother them, and, "lucky him — the dirt never bothers him."
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: What’s next for a ‘business relationship’ marriage with kids?

There’s no emotional or physical intimacy in their marriage, but it does include exhaustion, fear, and young kids.
  • Jul 25

Carolyn Hax: While grieving, ‘What are friends for?’ is not a rhetorical question

She was gutted by the death of her husband's best friend, but her own friends never called to check in.
  • Jul 24
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