Carolyn Hax: Struggling with business as usual after ‘the scariest moment of my life’

Blurb: After witnessing their mother's stroke, everything seems meaningless except health, happiness and spending time with family.
  • 2 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: Move in with a boyfriend who vapes and has ‘no motivation to quit’?

A letter writer doesn’t want their boyfriend vaping around them constantly when they move in together. Is there a way to compromise?
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: Husband with low self-esteem lashes out at negative feedback

At any mention of something he could help with or improve on, this husband reacts like he's being told "he is the worst person in the world.”
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Subject of too-filtered, too-flattering photo wants it taken down

She edited about 10 years off their photo, made them look "amazing" and posted it online — is it okay to ask her to take it down?
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Bride dumps her ‘moody’ best friend; are her other friends disposable, too?

After a bride dumps her best friend — whose father is dying — for being "moody" at her wedding, another friend worries she is disposable, too.
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: They’re having twins! And she’s freaking out.

A pregnant woman struggles with first trimester symptoms, the shock of twins and the fear she’s ruining her older child's life.
  • 5 days ago

I have a ‘weird inferiority complex’ around the other parents. Carolyn Hax readers weigh in.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a person who wonders if the inferiority complex they feel around the other preschool parents is a form of imposter syndrome.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Is it okay to keep things from loose-lipped mother-in-law?

Is it fair to keep news of a major surgery from a mother-in-law who is often indiscreet?
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: What to say to a co-worker who has a fatal disease?

A co-worker who was only an acquaintance, not a close friend, has a fatal degenerative brain disease, and it's a struggle to know what to say.
  • Nov 23

Carolyn Hax: A parent and daughter battle over an elaborate Lego creation

A parent is frustrated by 10-year-old daughter’s refusal to take down her elaborate Lego creation to allow access to the rug for cleaning.
  • Nov 22
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