Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

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 ...

No-Win Situatio

Dear Carolyn:

My wife and I are divorcing after many years of marriage, and I am having a difficult time understanding her desire to remain friends. The reason for the divorce is her cheating on me multiple times, and I finally realized our ...

Dignity vs. Desire

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My girlfriend and I broke up earlier this year because I was ready to get engaged and she was not. She said she didn't know when she would feel differently and didn't want to make me wait...