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Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Carolyn Hax

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Our 22-year-old daughter lives with her boyfriend, whom we don't really like, but are cordial when we get together. A friend of our daughter's recently contacted me to say she had ...

Getting Back Together

Dear Carolyn:

I met a man who was a year out of a decades-long marriage, and we became seriously, passionately involved, and discussed marriage. I was the first person he dated after he and his wife split.

After almost two years, he broke up ...

Carolyn HaxDifferent Perspectives Again

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Thank you for taking my question last week (http://wapo.st/1jwTvyL) (about disagreements with my boyfriend). I was surprised when you included the domestic violence link (http://bitly.com...

Kid Fatigue?

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My wife and I have a 2-year-old, and a baby on the way soon. So we're talking about a very uncomfortable and tired mother/mother-to-be.

When trying to organize plans for dinner, or ...

Carolyn Hax

Hi, Carolyn:

My husband and I recently chaperoned a five-day high school trip. The daughter of some friends was one of the students. She has had a contentious relationship with her parents, and was distant with us and the other chaperones.

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Bringing Dirt to Other Parties

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I have an old, but really close friend, who has her own old, really close friend. (My friend "Jane" and I met after college; Jane met her friend during college.) Jane and I are having a ...