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Miss Manners: My in-laws say they love my food but barely eat any of it

Reader would rather their in-laws be honest about not liking their food.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 5, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Amazing chemistry, but only one-sided attraction

A reader struggles with self-doubt after a guy is "not physically attracted" despite flirty dates and exciting chemistry.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 5, 2022
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Ask Amy: My husband planned a camping trip with a single woman

She learned to trust her husband again after he betrayed her in the past. Now she’s caught him in another lie.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 5, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Dad weighs giving adult son makeup cash for lean childhood

A father wants to give his adult son cash to make up for a childhood that was less privileged than his younger sisters'.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 4, 2022
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Ask Amy: My mother-in-law excludes us in favor of my husband’s ex-wife

Reader wishes their mother-in-law would stop encouraging a bad dynamic with her son’s ex-wife.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 4, 2022
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Ask Amy: Readers respond to letters that have resonated

This column is dedicated to reader responses to previously published letters.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 3, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Parent of a disabled child is tired of pity from friends

Parent of a child with special needs is tired of shock and pity from friends, and wishes they'd make an effort to understand.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 3, 2022
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Miss Manners: Friend uses the bathroom with the door open during dinner

Reader’s friend came over for dinner and used the bathroom with the door open to accommodate their dog.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 3, 2022
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Ask Damon: Am I homophobic because I think my gay in-law is rude?

A bridesmaid is offended by comments from her sister-in-law’s brother, who is gay. She wants to know: “Is there a way I can ask him to check it a little without coming across as a homophobe?”

By Damon YoungDecember 2, 2022
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Miss Manners: My sister-in-law keeps flirting with my husband

A reader wants to say something to stop their sister-in-law from making inappropriate remarks about their husband.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 2, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Wife’s ‘boundaries’ with teen son feel controlling

Spouse thinks wife’s "boundaries" go too far in controlling teen son’s phone use during family TV time.

By Carolyn HaxDecember 2, 2022
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Ask Amy: My mother never acknowledged my stepfather abusing me

Reader deals with the ramifications of her stepfather’s abuse and her mother’s neglect decades later.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 2, 2022
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Ask Sahaj: Do my dreams about my ex-boyfriend mean anything?

Is it okay to reach out to your ex-boyfriend four years after the breakup to start being friends again?

By Sahaj Kaur KohliDecember 1, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: Husband is awfully invested in colleague’s love life

Spouse worries about husband’s interest in a co-worker's personal life, but he says he's not "on the verge of cheating."

By Carolyn HaxDecember 1, 2022
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Miss Manners: Stop texting me to call and just call me

Reader doesn’t understand why people text to schedule a call instead of just calling.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinDecember 1, 2022
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Ask Amy: My husband contradicts everything I say

A woman is tired of her husband constantly contradicting everything she says.

By Amy DickinsonDecember 1, 2022
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Ask Jules: I can’t escape toxic online culture around relationships

A newlywed in their early 20s struggles with the toxic culture online around relationships.

By Jules TerpakNovember 30, 2022
ParentingAdvice

Not ready to introduce a boyfriend to the kids, but stressed and tired

My kids want to be with me rather than their dad. At the same time, I don’t want to introduce my kids to my boyfriend. I feel caught.

By Meghan LeahyNovember 30, 2022
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Ask Amy: My brother-in-law said I married the wrong person

They’ve been married for 50 years and their brother-in-law said they chose the wrong person.

By Amy DickinsonNovember 30, 2022
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Carolyn Hax: They moved for spouse’s job — which he now does from home

They relocated from a great area for his new job — right as the pandemic made that unnecessary. Can his spouse ask to move back?

By Carolyn HaxNovember 30, 2022