Carolyn Hax, Washington Post

Carolyn Hax

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Recent articles by Carolyn:

Carolyn Hax: The casualties of a family at war

A reader’s conflict with her sister-in-law comes to a head after a party invitation to husband’s ex. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Ex-mother-in-law is sad to see son’s marriage end

New bride says she has lost her identity and wants out. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Doctors agonize over skipping a non-socially distanced wedding

Fiance’s sister says things have “gone back to normal,” to their alarm. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: When a high-maintenance friend wants to join you on your vacation

Carping, thin-skinned, faultfinding, she’s like family to us, but . . . → Read More

Carolyn Hax: The ‘perfect’ brother has an affair and is ending his 30-year marriage

Sibling wonders how to maintain a relationship with him, and his soon-to-be ex. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Whenever you do anything with this guy, it has to be at wait o’clock

You can’t make your tardy friend change, but you can adjust your expectations. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Injured and dejected, a dancer still manages to leap to conclusions

If you can’t imagine doing anything else, why give it up so quickly? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Grandma’s criticism masks an inner conflict

She would rather normalize her pain than admit there are more nurturing parenting paths. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Friend is going through a hard time and taking it out on others

How to be compassionate without becoming her punching bag. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: And baby makes two, which is totally fine by her

A new mother’s friends think she should start dating, but that’s not what she wants. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: She didn’t like the watch he gave her. Now he’s ticked.

Forty years of marriage, and she’s never worn anything like it. What gives? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Balancing snowbird migration and virus mitigation

The in-laws are coming home from Florida and they are bring risky habits with them. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Pleased to make you an acquaintance: Demoting ‘a terrible friend’

You were there when she needed you, and now she ignores you. How do you let it go? → Read More

Carolyn Hax: All her stuff makes him huff and puff

He doesn’t want to come off as controlling, but . . . → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Feeling lost while living with girlfriend’s parents

They moved into the couple’s small house during the pandemic — and quickly took charge. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: How to extend condolences without the emoji

A reader is Facebook friends with a high school classmate whose husband died, and she’s unsure how to send sympathies. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: No warm welcome from foster siblings

Mom isn’t sure how to address kids’ hostility toward the teen her family took in. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Parent has unhealthy focus on ‘suboptimal’ results

Spouse spends 10-plus hours a week trying to get child into “best school possible.” → Read More

Carolyn Hax: Her soon-to-be ex is grieving, but she’s still seething

His sister asked her to reach out to him. Now, she’s on the list, too. → Read More

Carolyn Hax: When your moral compass always points in others’ direction

Her sister-in-law has clients who are lying to her son’s preschool about vaccinations. → Read More