Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Happiness or Fear

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I have been single for a long time. I haven't even been on a date in a long time. Recently, I was talking with an old friend who suggested I get out more. I replied that I'm perfectly ...

Overreacting on Moving

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I almost always agree with your advice, or don't strongly disagree, but this is an exception (bit.ly/2hrMove), [about moving two hours away for a husband's promotion]. What's the big deal...

In the Doghouse

Hi, Carolyn:

Since you're an avowed dog lover, I'm hoping you can help. I have two serious dog lovers in my life and feel imposed upon regularly by them both, and get veiled hostility from them when I resist.

My sister has a darling golden ...

Pursuit for the Sake of Pursuit

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

A guy I dated for about three months ended things a few weeks ago because, in his words, I didn't let him "pursue" me enough (read: I got too invested too quickly, and started contacting ...

Non-Game-Player

Dear Carolyn:

My husband's family likes to play games, like pingpong, bean-bag toss or cards. I am not a real fan of games, I get incredibly self-conscious and I am not very good at most of them. Several of his family members are very ...