Carolyn Hax: Is dating a 48-year-old never-married man a waste of time?

A divorced woman who’s looking to remarry considers whether it's true that never-married men are unlikely to commit.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 9, 2022

Miss Manners: How do I handle intrusive questions about my son?

Reader is tired of strangers asking them if their son is their grandson.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 9, 2022

Ask Amy: The man I’m dating isn’t vaccinated against the coronavirus

A letter-writer found out the man they've been dating for seven months isn’t vaccinated against the coronavirus.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 9, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is having a favorite child ‘the dirty little secret of parenting’?

A parent of three children has one favorite — and wonders whether that's rare, because other parents don't discuss this, "EVER."

By Carolyn HaxAugust 8, 2022

Ask Amy: My teenage daughter stole money from our wallets again

A parent is frustrated with their teenage daughter’s erratic behavior, which includes stealing money from their wallet.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 8, 2022

Miss Manners: My husband wears jeans on special occasions

Reader is embarrassed that their husband only wears jeans — no matter the occasion or dress code.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 8, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Wife resents spouse’s easy, lucrative job

Wife with a stressful career resents her spouse for having a high-income, low-stress job.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 7, 2022

Ask Amy: How do I stop constantly worrying about my adult children?

Reader wants to exercise compassionate detachment instead of always worrying about her adult children.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 7, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is this a commitment issue, or a bad-taste-in-men issue?

Plans to get married "by this age" haven't worked out. Is that a commitment issue, or an issue of too many choices?

By Carolyn HaxAugust 6, 2022

Miss Manners: My husband’s colleague stopped by and I was in my PJs

Reader, who was still in their pajamas, came out to say a quick hello to her husband’s colleague who was stopping by.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 6, 2022

Ask Amy: My dog died and very few have offered condolences

Reader, who is a veterinarian, is surprised by how few people in their life expressed condolences when their dog died.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 6, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Would you let your best friend ‘copy’ your wedding?

If your best friend wanted to "copy" your wedding, venue and all, would you mind? In this case, it's testing a friendship.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 5, 2022

Ask Amy: How to get my husband to care about what’s going on in my life

Reader is frustrated that their husband has never shown any interest in what’s going on in their life.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 5, 2022

Miss Manners: She pushed my grocery items down the belt while in line

Reader’s “top pet peeve” is when people push their groceries down the belt while in line at the cashier.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 5, 2022

Ask Sahaj: I grew up pleasing others. Now I don’t know my own values.

I thought living on my own would be liberating, but it has been the opposite: I find myself constantly feeling lost, indecisive and empty.

By Sahaj Kaur KohliAugust 4, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Torn between a ‘pretty good life’ and moving near family

How does a person decide between a great job and a good life "way, away from all my family," and moving closer to parents and siblings?

By Carolyn HaxAugust 4, 2022

Miss Manners: Answers to a disturbing trend in correspondence

Miss Manners explains to readers that these commonly asked questions imply readers have lost hope for improving society.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 4, 2022

Ask Amy: Our friendship has become draining, and I can’t take it anymore

Reader is tired of having to support their friend through her bad choices and excessive drinking.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 4, 2022

My mom started wearing the same perfume as me. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter-writer who is frustrated their mom started copying their perfume.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 3, 2022

How do we start to discipline our child?

Our pediatrician told us that between ages 2 and 3 is the time to set our foundation for how we discipline. But how do we start?

By Meghan LeahyAugust 3, 2022