Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Butt of the Joke

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi there, Carolyn:

My husband and I have a close group of other couples whom we spend time with regularly. The problem is, my husband is often the butt of the joke in our group. I guess you could say ...

Regaining Husband's Trust

Dear Carolyn:

A dear friend of mine recently found out her husband of five years has been having an ongoing affair. She has turned to me for support, and I am more than happy to offer her an ear and a shoulder.

The only problem is I have ...

Losing My Mind

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Can having a desk job where you literally spend all day staring at a screen, and 95 percent of the interaction you have with people is through email and IM, make you crazy?

I guess it ...

Managing Life After Divorce

Dear Carolyn:

I've recently (two months ago) finalized a divorce with my partner of 14-plus years. It was mostly amicable, with the intent to remain friends, since we share custody of two sons and continue to work in the same company.


Kissed in GA

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi Carolyn!

I started seeing a guy I really like talking to, but I'm not sure about the physical aspect. Until this week, I had never been in a relationship or even kissed anyone.

Last night I went to...

I Can Imagine My Life Without Her

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I've been in a great relationship for almost a year. I often hear people in relationships say, "I can't imagine life without her," or, "I don't know what I would do without him."

I know ...