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.

July 8, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Unexpected pregnancy has her mourning her ‘still-single’ life

She's unexpectedly pregnant with a man she’s been dating about seven months. She’s mourning "all these fun plans we had for our lives with each other."

July 5, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Husband doesn’t support seeking justice for childhood abuse

One spouse is seeking justice for long-ago childhood abuse, but the other isn't sure that's a good idea.

July 4, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Grandma offends stepson’s family over ‘hard’ grandchild

After years of difficulty with her stepson's daughter, a grandmother had words with the family — and they haven't visited since.

July 3, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Work-stress-dumping problem has become a marital problem

One spouse needs to offload works stress out loud, and the other “can’t handle being [a] stress recycling bin any longer.”

July 2, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Grown children cut off mom over stepfather’s ‘harsh’ parenting

A mother struggles to mend relationships with her grown children, who blame her for not protecting them from their stepfather’s “harsh” parenting.

July 1, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Best friend’s communication quiets after a miscarriage

Her best friend, who had been “so supportive” through her pregnancy, goes silent after miscarrying a pregnancy of her own.

June 30, 2022

Can I avoid having favorite grandkids? Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter-writer who struggles with potential favoritism toward one set of grandchildren.

June 29, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Mom wants to help plan wedding, but her ideas get ignored

A mother wants to help plan the wedding for her son and his fiancee, but they’ve rejected all her suggestions while accepting her financial help.

June 29, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Quip at ‘obnoxious’ sister-in-law forces damage control

Snapping at an “obnoxious” sister-in-law may have been satisfying, but the family took some collateral damage.

June 28, 2022