Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Uncomfortable with Friend's Opinions

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

A friend divorced her husband three years ago. He was verbally abusive and had an affair. Since then, she bashes her husband and men in general, bashes men on Facebook, writes stuff for ...

Disappointed

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

In a past column (bit.ly/1BadDad), you talked about the difference between cutting off a harmful family member versus dealing with a disappointing one. If I read correctly, you were saying...

Inadvertent Insulter

Dear Carolyn:

My mother-in-law wants my 5-year-old to sleep over at her house. The problem is that even though she has been living with the same man for several years and my husband and I think he is very nice, we still don't feel comfortable ...

Rocky Path

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My best friend since my early 20s and I have hit a rocky path. It feels like the biggest in the last 18 years of friendship (wow, that's an insane number). We have survived our 20s and ...

Boot This Mess

Dear Carolyn:

My husband and I are expecting a visit from my brother "Allen" soon. He is on again with his on-again/off-again (mostly off) girlfriend "Mable." I consider Mable one of my close friends, but I openly admit she is a total slob. My...

Siblings Aren't Visiting

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I am the youngest of five siblings. We lost my dad almost a year ago. My parents were married for 60 years, and my mom is lost without my dad. She has never been alone.

I am close to my ...