Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Overreacting on Moving

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I almost always agree with your advice, or don't strongly disagree, but this is an exception (, [about moving two hours away for a husband's promotion]. What's the big deal...

In the Doghouse

Hi, Carolyn:

Since you're an avowed dog lover, I'm hoping you can help. I have two serious dog lovers in my life and feel imposed upon regularly by them both, and get veiled hostility from them when I resist.

My sister has a darling golden ...

Pursuit for the Sake of Pursuit

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

A guy I dated for about three months ended things a few weeks ago because, in his words, I didn't let him "pursue" me enough (read: I got too invested too quickly, and started contacting ...


Dear Carolyn:

My husband's family likes to play games, like pingpong, bean-bag toss or cards. I am not a real fan of games, I get incredibly self-conscious and I am not very good at most of them. Several of his family members are very ...

Covering for Eloping Couple

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn;

My brother and his fiancee have had issues with her parents during their wedding planning. Basically the parents want the wedding they want -- not caring about the wedding she wants.

The ...

Immature and Petty

Dear Carolyn:

I have two grown sons, 34 and 31, both responsible, hardworking guys. The older is married with a 3 1/2-year-old. The younger has never married but has two children, 2 and 6 months. They both live nearby and I have a good ...