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.

October 14, 2022

Carolyn Hax: If one spouse cheats, does the other get a freebie affair?

A cheated-on spouse wants license to have an affair, too, but the cheater says "that would be the end of our relationship."

October 3, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Evict the cat so the boyfriend can move in? Maybe ... not.

The boyfriend hates cats and won't move in with one there -- and his partner hasn't leapt to accommodate him.

October 2, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Neither spouse wants to work again after parental leave

Neither parent wants to go back to work as the family breadwinner. Now what do they do?

October 1, 2022

Carolyn Hax chat: My fiance plans on ‘having a kid with someone else’

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

September 30, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Does racism explain why they were left off the guest list?

The bride is White and two close friends of the groom are not. Coincidence? They think not.

September 30, 2022

Carolyn Hax: The dreary chore of having to ask the spouse to do chores

Husband said he needs to be told when to do chores and his spouse is bothered by that.

September 29, 2022

I don’t want my rich uncle’s money. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a niece whose rich and difficult uncle keeps insisting on giving her money, but she’s not sure it’s worth taking.

September 28, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Will she always be ‘The Mistress’ to her now-husband’s children?

Her husband left his then-wife years ago to be with her, "the mistress," and his children with his ex still refuse to meet her.

September 28, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Husband ‘really upset’ that he can’t pick out spouse’s new car

A car-loving husband "feels rejected and hurt" after learning his spouse wants to buy a car without his help.

September 27, 2022