Carolyn Hax: Parents fight grown child’s career change and relocation ‘tooth and nail’

Parents fight grown child's career change and relocation "tooth-and-nail," and blame it all on a new love interest.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 11, 2022

Miss Manners: Can I ask patients not to take calls during visits?

A doctor wants to politely ask patients to not take phone calls during consultations.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 11, 2022

Ask Amy: What do I say when asked about my estranged family?

A reader is happy with their decision to not speak to their family but wonders how to respond when people ask about them.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 11, 2022

My fiance and I can’t agree on what to watch. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter writer who can't agree on what to watch with their fiance.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 10, 2022

She disagrees with her son’s parenting choices. Can she say anything?

My son can't say no to his 2-year-old who throws tantrums to get her way. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to hold my tongue. Any advice?

By Meghan LeahyAugust 10, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Friend pressures others to fix up ‘loser’ brother on dates

A friend wants matchmaking help for her brother, whose story involves “professional disgrace, financial problems and depression.”

By Carolyn HaxAugust 10, 2022

Miss Manners: It was cathartic to go to my abusive mother’s funeral

Reader and their siblings laughed their way through their abusive mother’s funeral.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 10, 2022

Ask Amy: He’s much younger but I fantasize about being with him

Reader is uncomfortable by her fantasies about a man 30 years younger who she hired to do work around her house.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 10, 2022

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