Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

But Wait, I'm Not Ready

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I am a single mother of two fantastic kids; my son is a college senior and my daughter is a junior in high school. This week, while registering for a college tour for my daughter it ...

The Longtime Single Friend

Dear Carolyn:

I have been happily single for over a decade but have a wide circle of long-term friends (20 to 30 years). I had always dated casually but never met anyone who really lit my fire. My dates were the subject of numerous and often ...

Boyfriend's Lack of a Check-In

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I feel hurt when I don't hear from my boyfriend during the day, but he maintains that we should be fine just re-connecting when we both get home from work. He usually works till 9 or 10 p....

Separated But Not Divorced

Hi, Carolyn:

I'm 38 and involved with a same-age man. We are in love and it's the kind of relationship that has shown me everything that was missing from prior relationships. We've been dating for just shy of six months and are starting to ...

Helping Manage Daughter's Unhealthy Weight Gain

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi Carolyn:

Our daughter is in her junior year of college. Like lots of kids, she gained the so-called Freshman 15, but she was a pretty skinny teenager and could afford the extra pounds. A couple ...

Never-Ending Long Distance

Dear Carolyn:

I am a 33-year-old single mom with an 8-year-old son. I have sole custody of my son, but by state law I cannot move more than 60 miles away from my son's father.

I've been in a wonderful four-year relationship, but he lives 360 ...