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: 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

My fiance and I can’t agree on what to watch. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter writer who can't agree on what to watch with their fiance.

August 10, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Friend pressures others to fix up ‘loser’ brother on dates

A friend wants matchmaking help for her brother, whose story involves “professional disgrace, financial problems and depression.”

August 10, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is dating a 48-year-old never-married man a waste of time?

A divorced woman who’s looking to remarry considers whether it's true that never-married men are unlikely to commit.

August 9, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is having a favorite child ‘the dirty little secret of parenting’?

A parent of three children has one favorite — and wonders whether that's rare, because other parents don't discuss this, "EVER."

August 8, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Wife resents spouse’s easy, lucrative job

Wife with a stressful career resents her spouse for having a high-income, low-stress job.

August 7, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is this a commitment issue, or a bad-taste-in-men issue?

Plans to get married "by this age" haven't worked out. Is that a commitment issue, or an issue of too many choices?

August 6, 2022