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: 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

Carolyn Hax chat: My boyfriend keeps asking about my weight

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

August 5, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Would you let your best friend ‘copy’ your wedding?

If your best friend wanted to "copy" your wedding, venue and all, would you mind? In this case, it's testing a friendship.

August 5, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Torn between a ‘pretty good life’ and moving near family

How does a person decide between a great job and a good life "way, away from all my family," and moving closer to parents and siblings?

August 4, 2022

My mom started wearing the same perfume as me. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter-writer who is frustrated their mom started copying their perfume.

August 3, 2022