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Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Cold Feet

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

You've run a number of columns on people having cold feet and the relationship (later) failing. Common knowledge says the first variable automatically means the second variable occurs. ...

30 and sad

Dear Carolyn:

After three years with my boyfriend, it has become clear we have very different ideas of intimacy. When we first met, there were all the sparks I could hope for, but he quickly cooled to the point of reaching out maybe once every...

Mom and Dad Give Money

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi Carolyn:

We will soon inherit some money and want to help our adult children. We want them to use the money toward newer cars (or paying down student debt). We can't give enough to buy a new car, ...

Remembering Grandma

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

My mother died a few months ago. My children, who are in their 20s, adored her. They do not know she was abusive to me and my sisters when we were growing up. I don't really want to ...

Mom's Help With Child

Hi there, Carolyn:

I am desperate for help, and my mom isn't cutting it. My mother-in-law (whom we see often) INSISTS on weighing in on everything we do for our son ... usually indicating that we are somehow doing it wrong because it's not ...

Tough Choices for Twins

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hey there, Carolyn:

I have identical twin girls, age 2. My husband and I really try to encourage them to become their own people (no matching outfits, although sometimes we do variations on the same ...