Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Relationship Break

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

So, I had a wonderful boyfriend until a few days ago. He was so wonderful that I wanted to marry him. For the past year, instead of sending the message that I adored him and therefore ...

Post-Breakup Blues

Dear Carolyn:

How important is it for me to express my thoughts and feelings about the end of our relationship to my ex? I dated this wonderful guy for a few months, and then one day he said via email that he didn't think we were a good fit, ...

First Serious Romantic Relationship

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hey Carolyn!

I've been with my girlfriend for a year. This is my first serious romantic relationship, and I love her very much.

In the beginning, I did a terrible job at managing the fact that she had...

Facebook Ruining Social Life

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Facebook is ruining my social life. I have always been gregarious, and I have always been politically minded. This would seem like a contradiction, except I'm pretty good at having ...

State of Confusion

Dear Carolyn:

My brother's wife has created a lot of tension in our family right from the start. She is very opinionated and says exactly what is on her mind. She has openly told us only her family matters and nobody else. She has told us she ...

Obligating Mother-In-Law

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My husband and I are lucky to live close to both of our mothers (one is widowed, one divorced). My mother-in-law is a very sweet but boundary-challenged lady who constantly invites ...