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.

October 14, 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

Carolyn Hax: They watched ‘The Affair,’ then the accusations began

A married couple watched “The Affair” together, and the wife now repeatedly asks if her spouse is cheating on her.

September 26, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Mom’s angry at other moms for daughter’s middle-school snub

A mom is upset about her middle-school daughter's exclusion and wants to confront the moms of her now-former friends.

September 25, 2022

Carolyn Hax: ‘Your family, your responsibility’ means his folks get nothing

The couple have a "your family, your responsibility" arrangement for gift-giving, but one of them always forgets.

September 24, 2022