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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Miss Manners: How do I handle intrusive questions about my son?
Reader is tired of strangers asking them if their son is their grandson.
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.
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."
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.