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.

August 19, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Their marriage is ‘a B.’ Do they stay in it for the kids?

What's the next step in a marriage to a "wonderful man and father" who maybe isn't the best fit?

August 18, 2022

Husband is negative about teenage son. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter writer whose husband is increasingly negative about their teenage son.

August 17, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law insists they’re moving away because they ‘hate’ her

They're moving an hour and a half away. Mother-in-law "sees our move as a punishment" to her.

August 17, 2022

Carolyn Hax: As life opens up for others, a grandparent feels more alone

An introvert with few close friends struggles with loneliness after seeing others start posting about plans and travel.

August 16, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is sister wrong to block all information to estranged parents?

A sister who is estranged from their controlling parents doesn’t want them to have any information about her. Is this a fair request?

August 15, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Brother pushes sibling to ‘return’ foster daughter to agency

A foster parent struggles with criticism from a domineering brother and from their parents, who want the two siblings just to make up.

August 14, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Longtime boyfriend hides their relationship from his parents

They're approaching an agreed-on deadline for him to tell his parents they're dating. What if he misses it?

August 13, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Dad dismisses teaching career as a waste of time

A high school English teacher wonders how to respond to Dad's criticism that such low-paying work is a waste of skills and time.

August 12, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Parents fight grown child’s career change and relocation ‘tooth and nail’

Parents fight grown child's career change and relocation "tooth-and-nail," and blame it all on a new love interest.

August 11, 2022