Carolyn Hax: Stepparent is off the wedding guest list, per ex’s orders
Stepdaughter excludes stepparent of more than 10 years from her wedding guest list, saying it's because of her mother.By Carolyn Hax
Miss Manners: They ask, I say no. Suddenly, they’re ‘just joking.’
A reader is annoyed by friends and family pretending they were “just joking” when the answer to a request is no.By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin
Ask Amy: My friend is taking advantage of our offer to give her rides
A reader’s friend fell onto hard times and they offered to give her rides when she needed. Now, they feel like they’re being taken advantage of.By Amy Dickinson
Carolyn Hax: What kind of friend gives a weight-loss book as a gift?
What possesses a friend to give a weight-loss book as a gift? This letter-writer wants to tell her how much it hurt.By Carolyn Hax
Ask Amy: Grandma-to-be doesn’t want to host baby shower for unmarried couple
She thinks her son and his pregnant girlfriend should be married and doesn’t want to throw them a baby shower.By Amy Dickinson
Miss Manners: Solo diner feels shamed by host’s ‘just one?’ question
A frequent solo diner doesn’t like it when restaurant hosts ask him, “Just one?”By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin
Ask Sahaj: He wants kids, but I don’t. Should we break up?
She has two kids already and isn’t interested in having more. Her boyfriend initially said he didn’t want kids, but now he’s changed his mind.By Sahaj Kaur Kohli
Ask Amy: Veteran struggles with PTSD, addiction and wife’s affair
A veteran struggles with the affair his wife had during his struggles with PTSD and addiction.By Amy Dickinson
Carolyn Hax: Caregiver is publicly blamed for father-in-law’s death
Sister-in-law didn't visit her ailing dad, and is now blaming his death "nonstop" on the in-law who cared for him.By Carolyn Hax
Miss Manners: Landscaper is always finding clients’ hidden house keys
A landscaper is always finding clients’ hidden house keys and wonder if they should say something.By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin
I’m looking for hope after my husband cheated. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.
He had an affair and threatened divorce. Carolyn Hax readers advise his spouse, who's looking for hope that "he can muster love for me again."By Carolyn Hax and Haben Kelati
Summer camp conundrum: Let them play or send them to educational camp?
The answer is ... yes. Children need to play, and even educational camps should allow for that.By Meghan Leahy
Ask Amy: Should I invite my estranged cousin to my wedding?
A bride-to-be is conflicted about inviting her estranged cousin to her upcoming wedding.By Amy Dickinson
Carolyn Hax: No thank-you notes? Fine, no more gifts then.
Recognizing that thank-you notes are endangered doesn't make it feel any better to keep sending unacknowledged gifts.By Carolyn Hax
Miss Manners: My friend has a large nude painting of herself on display
A reader feels uncomfortable in their friend’s living room – where a “very large and very explicit and detailed” nude photo of her hangs.By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin
Ask Elaine: Should I change directions after being let go from my job?
A reader tries to figure out what's next after being let go from their job.By Elaine Welteroth
Ask Amy: I’m dating, but I can’t shake the fear of getting hurt again
A reader got out of a terrible marriage a couple years ago and worries about getting hurt again.By Amy Dickinson
Miss Manners: We’re 3 years apart but she keeps saying how young I am
A reader’s friend won’t stop commenting on their age even though they’re only three years apart.By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina Martin
Carolyn Hax: Dependent adult son pushes back against mom’s pressure
Mom wants her son to work full time and stop relying on his dad, but his response to her expectations is at times "aggressively defiant."By Carolyn Hax