Carolyn Hax: It’s not a peer-group decision whether or when to have kids

When you’re deciding whether to have kids, it’s not helpful to compare yourself to your friends.
  • 14 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: How much truth about your daily struggle is too much for elderly mom?

After a depressing couple of years, the regular “Did you have a good day?” from an 80-year-old mother feels like a loaded question.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: New fiance questions her prominent role at ex’s mother’s funeral

The letter writer’s ex-boyfriend asked her to be there for the viewing, funeral and wake. Her current fiance thinks it’s too much.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Bride’s parent thinks it isn’t appropriate to request cash wedding gifts

The letter writer’s daughter wants to request cash as a wedding gift to repair her new fixer-upper home. Her parent is appalled.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Late husband’s parents can’t accept that his widow is moving on

Her late husband’s parents stepped up when he died two years ago, but now that she’s pregnant and engaged, they’re badmouthing her to her own children.
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: A small child misuses a phone? Then an adult is the problem.

Your friend let a 4-year-old look at her phone and the child found videos of people harming animals. What do you do?
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: You hate your husband’s pandemic beard. Now what?

A letter-writer hates to hate the beard her husband grew during the pandemic. Can she ask him to change it?
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How to deal with stress when you can’t turn off the news

What can you do for stress relief when you have to monitor the news for work?
  • May 8

Carolyn Hax: If you give up on the friend zone, is that winning, or quitting?

Should you give up on a friend who likes you, but doesn’t “like you” like you?
  • May 7

Carolyn Hax: Grieving a miscarriage and getting help from an unlikely place

A letter writer accidentally overheard her sister defend her after a miscarriage. How can she thank her?
  • May 6
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