Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Is This All There Is?

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On reaching a point in life where you ask, "Is this all there is?":

Please tell anyone who asks "Is this all there is?" to volunteer to help those less fortunate than they -- whether it's ...

Not Raising a Bully; Elder Care

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On not raising a bully:

So often we hear today about "helicopter" parents who, in the words of the old hymn, try with all their might to keep their little "special" darlings, "safe and ...

Undoing It, Owning It,

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On undoing a lie you've told to your child:

Consider the smoking mom (http://live.washingtonpost.com/carolyn-hax-live-140711.html#Wife-lying-to-d) [who lied to her child about smoking]: How ...

Chronically Punctual, Falling Out of Love

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

On the chronically punctual:

Chronic lateness is a personality characteristic just as much as smiling or shyness or empathy or mothering or wool-gathering to name a few of the more benign.

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