Carolyn Hax: Being ‘that parent’ vs. speaking up for your kid
When a sixth grader is frustrated by a classmate who is consistently disruptive, is it time for parents to call the school?
Miss Manners: I got into an argument with my fiance’s friend’s wife
Reader offended her fiance’s friend’s wife and doesn’t know how to fix it.
Ask Amy: My partner bought a Hitler artifact to give as a gift
Reader’s partner bought a Hitler artifact as a “funny” gift for their his son.
Carolyn Hax: 25 columns for 25 years (and one to grow on)
Look back on Carolyn Hax's work as an advice columnist with one column from every year she has written.
Carolyn Hax: Are mother-in-law’s secrets a form of control?
His mother asks the couple to keep secrets from each other, and it's starting to feel like her way of controlling them.
Miss Manners: No, asking for a to-go box is not rude
Reader wants to know if it is okay to ask for a to-go box at a restaurant.
Ask Amy: Should parents tell their kids they were conceived using donor eggs?
Reader wonders whether their grandchildren should be told they were conceived with a donor’s eggs.
Carolyn Hax: Child tires of mom ‘always defending’ her neglectful ex
Her ex-husband isn’t making time for their child. When she tries to be upbeat about it, the child says she’s “always defending him.”
Miss Manners: Awkward silences after I say I don’t have grandkids
Reader isn't sure how to avoid awkward silences after she says she doesn't have children or grandchildren.
Ask Amy: How do I tell my adult daughter she needs to get a job?
Reader’s daughter quit her job and moved back home. It’s been six month and she’s still not looking for a job.
Carolyn Hax: Inheritance from bad grandparents feels like a ‘payoff’
Her grandparents doted on her brothers but ignored her. What should she do with the money she inherited from them?
Ask Amy: I’m annoyed my brothers aren’t more involved with my son
Reader is hurt that his brothers are not more involved with his child, who has special needs.
Carolyn Hax: Job-hunter trying a new career feels like a fraud
A middle-age job hunter is changing careers and feels like a fraud for even applying for jobs "I've never done before."
Miss Manners: My friend loves to gossip about other people’s money
Reader wants their friend to stop bringing up other people’s financial situations.
Ask Amy: Can I exclude my grandma’s rude husband from a family trip?
Reader is worried their grandma’s rude new husband will ruin a family gathering.
Miss Manners: I gave my co-worker money to use his coffee machine
A reader gave their coworker money for letting them use his coffee machine at the office.
Carolyn Hax: Is asking about kids intrusive, or making conversation?
A letter-writer wants people to stop trying to make conversation by asking whether a person has any children.
Ask Amy: My husband is nosy and reads over my shoulder
Reader’s husband won’t stop reading their screens no matter how many times they ask him not to.
Carolyn Hax: Congrats on college! Now let your sister have your room.
The oldest has had the nicest bedroom since she was a toddler, and she's fighting to keep it even as she's leaving for college.
Miss Manners: Friends changed the details of our invitation
Reader invited their friends to join them and their husband for a concert, but the friends wanted amendments made to the plans.