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Carolyn Hax: Letting others know you’re the good Samaritan, not the gatekeeper

She’s been juggling care for three family members. Others are hounding her about visits.
  • Apr 11, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Before a tough talk with her doctor, fears for tears

Tips from the columnist and readers: Rehearse, take notes and don’t chat in the exam room.
  • Apr 10, 2021

Carolyn Hax Live (April 9 | 12 p.m. ET)

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax answers your questions about the strange train we call life.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Carolyn Hax: It’s your calendar, not your domineering mom’s

A woman has to draw a line on making her own plans, even if Mom takes offense.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Her heart isn’t hurtful, but her voice can sound like it is

How to dial back a sharp tone? Take a breath, slow down, and talk to your spouse and friends.
  • Apr 8, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Beliefs and longtime friends collide. Is there a path to acceptance?

A reader is begged by Christian friends to abandon her atheism. Maybe it’s time to talk.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Carolyn Hax: The X’s and O’s of dating a friend’s ex

She might start dating her friend’s ex-husband and wants to know what to say to her pal.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Heartbroken reader questions how and why to move on

At 51, a reader’s heart has shattered for the third time. Is it possible to recover once more?
  • Apr 5, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Man wants to tell women that calling others ‘girls’ is demeaning

Your concern is well-meaning, but, no.
  • Apr 4, 2021

Carolyn Hax: She quit social media to feel better, but now she misses feeling bad

Reader misses torturing herself with pictures of people’s cute babies and date nights.
  • Apr 3, 2021