Carolyn Hax: Does personal accountability still exist?

A reader cleaning up after a parent's poor financial choices wonders why, these days, it's "not their fault" when people are ignorant, addicted, in debt.
  • 13 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: Parents celebrate one sister’s pregnancy less. Should the other sister speak up?

Parents are noticeably less excited for one sister's pregnancy than they were about the other sister's. Should the favored sister speak up?
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: Groom wants to take her last name. How to tell his traditional parents?

A groom is thinking about taking his bride's last name. Both come from traditional backgrounds and are concerned about offending his parents.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Abusive dad puts stepmom in hospital; child who backed him now faces the truth

Their abusive father put their stepmom in the hospital. Now the child who believed Dad's lies struggles with not backing Mom.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: An estrangement, a new baby and a grandparent caught in the middle

Their pregnant daughter is estranged from one parent, and the other parent plans to visit the baby alone. Is there a right way to handle this?
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Is it dishonest to show sympathy that you don’t really feel?

When you make sure you are there for your friends, but don't always really feel their pain, are you being dishonest?
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Is it bad not to feel empathy for a boyfriend’s minor problems?

A writer shows concern on the outside but inside feels mostly impatience for boyfriend's minor problems and complaints.
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: It’s been 25 years. Can he finally tell the kids why he divorced their mom?

Their parents divorced 25 years ago, and they're still asking their dad why. Can he tell them their mom was cheating on him?
  • Sep 19

Carolyn Hax: How to motivate yourself to do something you dread?

A broken shoulder means painful physiotherapy and little will to follow through.
  • Sep 18

Carolyn Hax: Bride overrules mom, wants absentee dad to walk her down the aisle

Mom and family resent that the bride's unsupportive dad got a prominent role in the wedding.
  • Sep 17
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