Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law is all social media, no action on seeing grandchild

Mother-in-law barely visited pre-covid and refuses to video call now, but still complains loudly on social media about missing her toddler grandchild.
  • 15 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: The parents of their son’s friend seem to be ducking invitations

Neighboring families have sons who play together sometimes, but one of the families is less responsive to invitations--and the other is feeling rejected.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: Should a parent limit son’s screen time to force him to play outside?

Son will sometimes choose screen time over playing outside with a friend. Is it time to set limits on screens?
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Daughter’s first serious boyfriend is openly cruel to her mom

Daughter’s first serious boyfriend dotes on her but is "awful" to you. Speak up, or just be grateful she's happy?
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Burned-out lawyer resigns, but second-guessers won’t quit

A law partner quits an exhausting job, but people won't quit with their "unwanted and unwelcome" commentary on that decision.
  • 4 days ago

Am I enabling my daughter who lives at home rent-free? Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a parent who is concerned they're enabling their daughter by allowing her to live at home without paying rent.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Partner is ‘overwhelmed with anxiety,’ denies it’s a problem and won’t get help

A partner's anxiety means "a lot of fear, a lot of control, and uncontrolled emotional outbursts” — and a refusal to get help.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Overworked, burnt-out caregiver looks for ways to be kind again

Working full-time from home plus caregiving plus zero breaks leads to burnout -- and regrettable "nasty" mood.
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Can you tell your family to shut up when they pressure your single sister?

Family members constantly harass one sister for being single. She said no to telling them to shut up — but is it okay to tell them to shut up anyway?
  • Jan 10

Carolyn Hax: She just wanted to be alone, then her in-laws crashed her vacation

She and her husband borrowed his parents' second home to grieve and recharge after deaths in the family, then in-laws arrived as a "fun surprise."
  • Jan 9
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