Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Wedding Ring Keepsakes

Dear Carolyn:

My mother gave me her old wedding rings when I married my first husband. I wore them until he died, and for some time after. I am now remarried, and the rings are put away. Twice now my mother has offered these rings to other ...

Missed Something

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I am happily engaged to a wonderful man. He is renovating a condo that we will move into this summer, so I have picked up his share of the household chores.

I also have some habits from ...

Still Carrying a Torch for His Ex

Dear Carolyn:

I've been dating this guy for several months. A couple of months ago he starts talking about his first love all the time, date after date. He has told me every moment and detail of their 16-month relationship. How much he loved ...

Feeling Rejected

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi Carolyn!

My healthy-enough-to-travel 70-year-old father just told my mother he doesn't feel like taking a trip to see me. They've visited me at least annually for 20 years and it's something we all ...

Stunted

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My boyfriend of two and a half years recently said our relationship is slowing due to my inability to challenge him. He thinks my job, one that will allow me to move cross-country for him...

A Sad Sister

Dear Carolyn:

I have a long story and I need outside input. I've gone to family, friends, etc. -- no one knows what to tell me.

My older sister stopped speaking to me a year and a half ago. It all started because I asked her to come over ...