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.

July 8, 2022

Carolyn Hax: ‘Paranoid’ boyfriend tracks her period every month

Her boyfriend is so “paranoid” that she’ll get pregnant that he tracks her periods and insists on pregnancy tests.

June 27, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Engaged but still preparing for ‘the other shoe to drop’

They’re engaged and committed to each other, but one of them has a tough history and a nagging fear that the marriage won’t last.

June 26, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law damages ‘very dear to me’ cookbook. Now what?

Mother-in-law borrowed cookbook that had great sentimental value, and returned it damaged without "mentioning it or apologizing."

June 25, 2022

Carolyn Hax chat: How do I re-establish boundaries with my parents?

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

June 24, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Friends pressure cancer survivor to push past physical limits

A cancer survivor struggles with friends' relentless invitations to join them for ‘physically impossible’ activities.

June 24, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Is it wrong to date someone when there’s ‘no chemistry’?

After two dates, they're having a good time and great conversation but the kissing lands with a "thud."

June 23, 2022

Should I warn my abusive ex’s new girlfriend? Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Should this letter-writer warn their ex-husband's new partner that he is abusive?

June 22, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Father’s visits leave son feeling frazzled

A son dreads hosting his father, who is "constantly antsy" during visits and up at the crack of dawn.

June 22, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend buys her ‘junky’ presents against her wishes

Her boyfriend cares more about buying gifts that look flashy than getting her something she wants.

June 21, 2022