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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax answers your questions about the strange train we call life.
  • Nov 5, 2021

Carolyn Hax: A caregiver-spouse struggles with feelings of emptiness and resentment

A spouse needing care and 'incapable of physical intimacy' leaves a letter-writer struggling with feelings of emptiness and resentment.
  • Oct 26, 2021

Carolyn Hax: New mom struggles with decision to quit her job, become at-home parent

She’s about to quit her job to become a stay-at-home parent. She’s struggling with the idea of being entirely financially dependent on her husband.
  • Oct 25, 2021

Carolyn Hax: How do they teach their son about family when they’re estranged from their own?

Parents who are estranged from large portions of their families try to figure out how to teach their son about family.
  • Oct 24, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Moving away from clingy stepsister may not suffice to get her unstuck

Relocating to get some distance from a clingy stepsister doesn't work if she decides to make the move, too.
  • Oct 23, 2021

Carolyn Hax: How to reject the advances of a recently widowed old friend?

An old college friend’s wife recently died of cancer, he's raising three children alone and he 'wants us to be together.'
  • Oct 22, 2021

Carolyn Hax: How much time does a boyfriend need to get over his divorce?

A divorced boyfriend seems to miss his old life. How much time should his new partner give him to adjust?
  • Oct 21, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Partner with ‘unfortunate past’ becomes jealous, possessive, demanding

Her exes cheated on her. Now she insists her current partner is unfaithful, too, and is demanding passwords for all accounts.
  • Oct 20, 2021

Carolyn Hax: She resents her job and her landlady and is planning to ‘disappear’

She can afford to retire and wants to know if there’s any reason she shouldn’t quit her job without notice and abruptly move out of her rental.
  • Oct 19, 2021

Carolyn Hax: Spouse of a nocturnal husband struggles with leading parallel lives

Husband grabs the "chance of a lifetime" to switch to a nocturnal schedule that fits his bio-clock, but his spouse feels disconnected and sad.
  • Oct 18, 2021