Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Immature and Petty

Dear Carolyn:

I have two grown sons, 34 and 31, both responsible, hardworking guys. The older is married with a 3 1/2-year-old. The younger has never married but has two children, 2 and 6 months. They both live nearby and I have a good ...

Carolyn Hax

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I'm dating two different women. One lives near me in Virginia and one is on the other coast. They both know about the other but neither of them likes it. Virginia girl wants an exclusive ...

Meaness at Wedding

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Your suggestions to a bride worried about her mother's likely meanness at her wedding (http://wapo.st/1n8s3tr) -- in particular, saying, "It's not about me" and deflecting barbs with ...

Disorder Overload

Hi, Carolyn:

My boyfriend and I have been together for five years. We are in our mid-to-late 20s, and have been living together for a year. We generally have a great relationship, and we have talked about getting engaged soon.

However, I'm ...

Allowing Kids

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

After some discussion, my fiance and I decided we did not want kids at our wedding -- several of our friends are newish parents and we are JUST SO TIRED of having their kids be the center...

Conflicted and Stressed

Dear Carolyn:

I have two very close girlfriends who live in the same destination-friendly town, "Emily" from college and "Jane" from high school. Both have children the same age as mine, both mean a great deal to me. Every summer I visit both,...