Carolyn Hax, Washington Post

Carolyn Hax

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Recent articles by Carolyn:

Carolyn Hax: Sister’s (and everyone else’s) keeper deserves solo time

A woman needs and deserves thoughtful limits to her help. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Man deals with assumptions about his child-free status

Co-workers, friends and his wife’s relatives don’t know about his painful past. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: A mother’s behavior requires a serious intervention

The boyfriend is in a difficult situation as his girlfriend keeps spanking her son. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: His thoughtlessness about elder care is alarming. But there’s more.

Husband’s not-my-problemism suggests a defect in his character. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: How to start a discussion about boundaries with Norman Bates

Why would you want to protect your friends, but not yourself, from this rude creep? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Baby needs a new pair of shoes, but not as much as baby needs love

A mother-to-be worries that she can’t provide everything a child needs. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Your cold feet are meant for walking

Don’t marry a great guy you don’t love just because everyone else does. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: 10 years after the divorce, it’s time to find the antidote to your venom

The ex isn’t your problem. You are. For your sake and your kids’, it’s time to let go. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: He’s neat, she’s not. Is it time to make a clean break?

He promised he could live with her sloppy ways, now he’s not so sure. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Telling someone their kid’s name is dumb. There’s a name for that.

Insensitive. Insulting. Boorish. Rude. Presumptuous. Arrogant. You get the idea, right? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Just steady yourself and ask him to be exclusive

If the relationship can’t survive tender honesty, it may not be right for either of you. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Husband’s small-talk deficiency puts him in a bad place

He needs to stop talking shop at parties and stop taking out his jealousy on you at home. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend forgot the birthday gift — or did he?

Though it wasn’t flowers or wine or a scarf, his kind gesture was probably his present. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Dad’s wife thinks ‘stepmother’ means she gets to walk all over you

She never offers to pay for or help with anything. How do you get her to pitch in? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Don’t walk down the aisle on eggshells. Say ‘I do’ to adulthood.

If you’re old enough to get married, you’re old enough to stand up to your parents. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: No, no, no, no, no — Mamma Mia, let me go!

You have to refuse to engage your relentlessly negative mother. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Negativity is her brand; it doesn’t have to burn you.

A mother’s attitude is affecting her daughter’s mental health. Could anxiety be contributing to the issue? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Mom calls off your baby shower so you can plan sis’s bridal shower

It’s the kind of cluelessness that makes readers think these letters are fake. If only! → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Daughter doesn’t need parents to weigh in on her looks

They’ve noticed she’s gained weight, but that’s not what she needs to hear from them. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Should my surrogate be at my baby shower, too?

Mom-to-be feels guilty about not wanting her there, even though she’s a family member. → Read More