Carolyn Hax: A pandemic bubble threatens to pop over disagreement on covid disclosure

Your children weren’t identified as contacts, so you didn’t tell your friends there were positive cases at their school.
  • 18 hours ago

Carolyn Hax: A bright child grows into an adult who can’t handle failure or criticism

You were raised to believe you had the inescapable responsibility to be perfect at everything. It’s making you miserable.
  • 1 day ago

Carolyn Hax: Single-mom sister teaches her kids a cynical view of love. Is she wrong?

Your sister’s advice to her sons about love sounds logical to you, but “pushes against every romantic bone” in your body.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How to cope when you can’t do the things that usually make you happy

You’re dealing with challenging work and family circumstances and all the things that normally bring you joy are unavailable right now.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How to say no to longtime friends who vacation by drinking all day?

Your friends invite you on trips to their beach house, but when you visit you feel like they drink all day.
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Marriage, kids, job — add one more thing to be thankful for, and she’ll break

You’re the parent of a baby and toddler. Every second is either filled with work, child care, household duties or sleep.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: If expectations bring disappointment, then are we not supposed to make plans?

Should you go into every plan without an expectation of its actually happening to prevent yourself from being disappointed?
  • 6 days ago

Carolyn Hax: Grown stepdaughter’s fridge-raiding has really gotten old

Your wife’s adult daughter helps herself to snacks when she stops by to talk about her upcoming wedding.
  • Jun 6

Carolyn Hax: Does the don’t-comment-on-bodies rule apply to people’s tattoos?

You think it’s fine to admire someone’s tattoo as long as you’re being positive and respectful. Your friend thinks you should look away.
  • Jun 5

Carolyn Hax: Your friends won’t stop talking. How do you tell them to get to the point?

Two friends dominate every phone conversation talking about their days and it’s driving you crazy.
  • Jun 4
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