Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Competitive Wedding

Dear Carolyn:

My only sister (she's 25, I'm 28) has always been extremely competitive, and I lack this impulse. My sister met a guy online in May, moved in with him in September, and started looking at wedding venues for next year. She's ...

In Between

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My daughter and wife (daughter's stepmom) both work in the same creative field. While Wife's career has been bumpy as of late, Daughter's has really excelled. She was recently nominated ...

Not Invited

Dear Carolyn:

My wife is an amazing woman. She is beautiful and smart and a great mother. She also has a temper and does not take any slight -- intended or not -- lightly. She was, I guess, an alpha girl growing up.

Anyway, we weren't invited...

Pressure to Leave Wife

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hello, Carolyn:

I have been dating my boyfriend for almost four years. When we met, he told me he was separated, and I later learned they still lived together due to financial reasons. Reportedly, the ...

Gracefully Dumped

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I'm a late bloomer weathering my first breakup, and am genuinely curious to know your take on breakup etiquette, not for the dumper, but for the dumpee. What constitutes good dumpee ...