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?

By Carolyn HaxMay 18, 2022

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.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 18, 2022

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.

By Amy DickinsonMay 18, 2022

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.

By Christine Loman and Carolyn HaxMay 17, 2022

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.

By Carolyn HaxMay 17, 2022

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.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 17, 2022

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.

By Amy DickinsonMay 17, 2022

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.”

By Carolyn HaxMay 16, 2022

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.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 16, 2022

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.

By Amy DickinsonMay 16, 2022

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?

By Carolyn HaxMay 15, 2022

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.

By Amy DickinsonMay 15, 2022

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."

By Carolyn HaxMay 14, 2022

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.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 14, 2022

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.

By Amy DickinsonMay 14, 2022

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.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 13, 2022

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.

By Carolyn HaxMay 13, 2022

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.

By Amy DickinsonMay 13, 2022

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.

By Carolyn HaxMay 12, 2022

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.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 12, 2022