Carolyn Hax

Washington, D.C.

Columnist

Education: Harvard University, BA in History and Literature

Carolyn Hax writes a daily advice column for The Washington Post and has a weekly live online discussion (noon Fridays). She is on Twitter, @carolynhax, and Facebook. Here are resources for getting help and
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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax answers your questions about the strange train we call life.

February 10, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Withhold late mother’s ‘unhappy’ journals from siblings?

One sibling has unearthed their late mother's "unhappy" journals, and weighs keeping them from the other siblings.

February 8, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Parent searches for the upsides of having an only child

A parent with secondary infertility struggles to see the upsides of having only one child.

February 7, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Family treasures in ‘storage’ actually went to the dump

When their parents' move to assisted living forced a quick clean-out, one sister agreed to "store" the furniture — at a landfill.

February 6, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Mom thinks their stepdad’s death will mend rift with kids

A mother thinks her kids will be close to her again when their "jerk" stepfather dies, but her children have other ideas.

February 5, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Stepparent is off the wedding guest list, per ex’s orders

Stepdaughter excludes stepparent of more than 10 years from her wedding guest list, saying it's because of her mother.

February 4, 2023

Carolyn Hax chat: We want to block our son’s inheritance if he’s still with his wife

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax answers your questions about the strange train we call life.

February 3, 2023

Carolyn Hax: What kind of friend gives a weight-loss book as a gift?

What possesses a friend to give a weight-loss book as a gift? This letter-writer wants to tell her how much it hurt.

February 3, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Caregiver is publicly blamed for father-in-law’s death

Sister-in-law didn't visit her ailing dad, and is now blaming his death "nonstop" on the in-law who cared for him.

February 2, 2023

I’m looking for hope after my husband cheated. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

He had an affair and threatened divorce. Carolyn Hax readers advise his spouse, who's looking for hope that "he can muster love for me again."

February 1, 2023