Carolyn Hax: Estranged father keeps pressuring child who wants ‘no contact ever’

A father's cruelty led his child to choose estrangement, but he won't take "no contact" for an answer.
  • 13 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: Aunt unfriends niece for not inviting her to her baby shower

Her brother died 11 months ago. It felt like another death to her when she saw she wasn't invited to his daughter’s baby shower.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: Daughter-in-law seeks agent to manage parents’ guilt trip

Daughter-in-law asks for help talking to her parents, who are upset that she and her husband might be moving away.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Siblings at odds over long-kept secret about father’s abuse

A father confessed to the long-ago abuse of his teenage child, and his other child is upset — at her sibling, for not telling her of the abuse.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: A job, a toddler, no child care and so much tone-deaf advice

A working parent with no child care grows increasingly frustrated as "usually wise confidants" offer unrealistic advice.
  • 4 days ago

I think my daughter-in-law may be a hoarder. What should I do? Carolyn Hax readers weigh in.

A letter writer thinks their daughter-in-law might be a hoarder and wants to know if they should say something.
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How can you tell if you’re being over-criticized or overly sensitive?

A letter writer chafes under their husband’s criticism and wonders which one of them is being overly sensitive.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Struggling with business as usual after ‘the scariest moment of my life’

After witnessing their mother's stroke, everything seems meaningless except health, happiness and spending time with family.
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Move in with a boyfriend who vapes and has ‘no motivation to quit’?

A letter writer doesn’t want their boyfriend vaping around them constantly when they move in together. Is there a way to compromise?
  • Nov 29

Carolyn Hax: Husband with low self-esteem lashes out at negative feedback

At any mention of something he could help with or improve on, this husband reacts like he's being told "he is the worst person in the world.”
  • Nov 28
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