Carolyn Hax: Husband feels distant from adult sons and looks to his spouse for answers

A husband is upset that his spouse is closer to their grown sons than he is, but he also won't make as much of an effort.
  • 13 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: Wife becomes at-home mom, husband quits all ‘house and kid stuff’

She became a stay-at-home mom, and he stopped doing any housework and parenting because "that's what stay-at-home mothers do, all the house and kid stuff."
  • 1 day ago

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.
  • 2 days 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.
  • 3 days 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?
  • 4 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?
  • 5 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.
  • 6 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.
  • 6 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.
  • Jan 12

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.
  • Jan 11
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