Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Kids kids kids

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi Carolyn:

I am getting married to a wonderful man and could not be more excited. He and I both want to have children within the next few years. The thing is, I'm not great with kids; I was even ...

Hijacking the Conversation

Dear Carolyn:

A group of people who once worked long days, weeks, months and even years on a political campaign gets together once or twice a year for lunch. The former candidate usually starts the invitation process by email and, once ...

Coming Clean About The Affair

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Do I have a responsibility to tell a new partner that I cheated in the past?

Here's the context: I was married, as was the other woman. We discussed we were cheating mostly for the sex ...

Involved Parent

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

We're married 30 years and have raised two boys to adulthood in a supportive environment complete with a stay-at-home mom, involved parents and fully paid college.

My wife and I are ...

Crystal Ball for Future Regrets

Dear Carolyn:

Since high school, I've had a life plan: to live all over the world.

In college I studied abroad in Europe and Asia and traveled through over 15 countries. When I graduated, I landed a teaching job in Japan and thought of that ...

Carolyn Hax

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On being a good parent to adult children:

It's a huge job! When my three children were in their late 20s and moving into places of their own, I was shocked to discover that in order to meet ...