Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Wedding Plans On Time

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On the anguish of the prompt who fall in love with the tardy:

As a punctual person who has spent an enormous amount of time in the last four decades waiting for the chronically tardy, I can ...

Friends in Abusive Relationships

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On speaking up to friends in abusive relationships:

Years ago I was in an emotionally abusive relationship that I couldn't see for myself. I was recently divorced, my head was spinning and I...

Making Assumptions, Other People's Kids

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On dealing with boorish public behavior:

I have found that life is so much more pleasant when I assume the best of everyone. I rarely take offense; rather I assume the person just had an ...

In With All My Friends

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On "never leaving my children with a stranger":

You've had a built-in audience for this, because your children are always present, watching your decisions. What they're learning is that ...

Shocked At Having Kids

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On being shocked by (or terrified of) the life changes that come with having kids:

Everyone having children needs to realistic. Forget maintaining the same level of intimacy and freedom you ...

Self-Diagnosing Food Allergies

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On the scorn directed at people who "self-diagnose" food intolerances:

I've been on a gluten-free diet for nearly three years after my daughter, who suffers from Celiac disease, kept saying ...