Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law insists they’re moving away because they ‘hate’ her

They're moving an hour and a half away. Mother-in-law "sees our move as a punishment" to her.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 17, 2022

Miss Manners: Why do we call pets ‘babies’ and pet owners ‘parents’?

Reader thinks it's ridiculous to refer to pet owners as parents.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 17, 2022

Ask Elaine: I finally got my dream job, but it’s not what I want anymore

A reader is no longer prioritizing work and would prefer to pursue passions.

By Elaine WelterothAugust 16, 2022

Carolyn Hax: As life opens up for others, a grandparent feels more alone

An introvert with few close friends struggles with loneliness after seeing others start posting about plans and travel.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 16, 2022

Ask Amy: I networked with him years ago. We just matched on a dating site.

Reader wonders how to handle matching on an online dating site with someone they’ve met in person before.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 16, 2022

Miss Manners: My friend ‘does not believe in tipping’

Reader’s dear friend never tips and they want to make sure their server is taken care of at their birthday dinner.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 16, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is sister wrong to block all information to estranged parents?

A sister who is estranged from their controlling parents doesn’t want them to have any information about her. Is this a fair request?

By Carolyn HaxAugust 15, 2022

Ask Amy: I can’t be there for others because I have my own problems

Reader is struggling and can’t be there for others the way they usually are.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 15, 2022

Miss Manners: How should spouses handle fighting when they’re hosting guests

Reader wonders how to handle having a fight with their spouse in front of guests.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 15, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Brother pushes sibling to ‘return’ foster daughter to agency

A foster parent struggles with criticism from a domineering brother and from their parents, who want the two siblings just to make up.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 14, 2022

Ask Amy: My friend is a terrible driver who makes me nervous

A reader’s friend is a horrible driver and they can’t stand to be in the car with her anymore.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 14, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Longtime boyfriend hides their relationship from his parents

They're approaching an agreed-on deadline for him to tell his parents they're dating. What if he misses it?

By Carolyn HaxAugust 13, 2022

Ask Amy: I don’t want to tell my sister my dog is dying

A reader doesn’t want to tell their sister that their dog is dying but knows she will be upset if they don't tell her.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 13, 2022

Miss Manners: My chronic back pain makes me rude to strangers

Reader’s chronic back pain and husband’s insensitivity toward it has made them resentful and rude to strangers.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 13, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Dad dismisses teaching career as a waste of time

A high school English teacher wonders how to respond to Dad's criticism that such low-paying work is a waste of skills and time.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 12, 2022

Miss Manners: Is this email to my co-worker rude?

Reader wants to squash a disagreement with their co-worker and needs help making their email more polite.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 12, 2022

Ask Amy: I keep getting cut in line at work

A reader gets upset every time one of their coworkers cut the punch out line at the end of their shift.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 12, 2022

Ask Sahaj: My mom can’t deal with emotions. How do I stop resenting her?

My mom has her own trauma she’s never dealt with.

By Sahaj Kaur KohliAugust 11, 2022

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