Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

In the Past

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hello Carolyn:

I liked your answer (http://wapo.st/Rtbmfx) about the boyfriend struggling with his girlfriend's sexual past. One thought, though: I think it is cruel to say, "I used to do that, but I ...

Relationship at Christmas

Dear Carolyn:

My girlfriend and I have been together for a year, and, as time goes on, I'm developing more and more questions about whether we're a good fit. The bottom line is that we're very different personalities, and I'm not sure she's ...

Dumped

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

A few days ago, I had this nagging feeling that something was up with my boyfriend of two years. I asked him and he said he had been wanting to break up, but was planning to wait till the...

Holiday Splitter

Dear Carolyn:

My husband, kids and I split Thanksgiving and Christmas between the two sides of our families. This year, Christmas is with his family.

My family lives many states away, and holidays involve people coming from all over. It's ...

Holiday Stressed, Just Like Everyone Else

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I'm a grad student who's perilously close to finishing my degree. I'm at an insanely stressful period in my life and at this point I am so [erfing] sick of talking about anything related ...

Hopeful but Scared

Dear Carolyn:

I am a widow with two boys, ages 8 and 10. My husband died 10 months ago after a long illness. I started dating about five months ago, a fact I have not shared with my in-laws or children. A counselor advised that if I meet ...