Carolyn Hax

Washington, D.C.


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.

June 16, 2023

Mom’s will gives away our family home. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

A letter writer is devastated by mother's decision to change her will to leave the family house to her husband.

May 31, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Mom and sister’s ‘hurtful’ email finds its way to him

He is surprised when a "hurtful" email turns up in his inbox, and his mom and sister are the source of the criticism.

May 31, 2023

Carolyn Hax: How to curb a controlling urge to drop ‘many, many hints’

Fearing that spouse will become overweight like his family, a letter-writer drops "many, many hints about healthy eating."

May 30, 2023

Carolyn Hax: A years-old comment comes back to haunt best friends

She is now engaged to the man who inspired her best friend to say she could "do better," and he hasn't forgotten the slight.

May 29, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Bungled divorce leads son to reject dad’s new partner

He ended his marriage “not very artfully,” and his teen son now refuses to meet his new partner.

May 28, 2023

Carolyn Hax: If relationship isn’t ‘fun,’ does that make you boring?

After partner breaks up over lack of fun in their relationship, a letter-writer worries that "I myself am not fun."

May 27, 2023

Carolyn Hax chat: My partner backtracked on having kids and it ‘shook my world’

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

May 26, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Worried about giving up on a ‘good man’ too soon

They broke up over values, communication and trust, but reader's having second thoughts because "he really does love me a lot."

May 26, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Partner’s family pushes back on choice not to have kids

A letter-writer is sure about not having kids, and partner is amenable to that — but partner's family is not.

May 25, 2023