Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Unconditional Love

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I was interested in the question (http://wapo.st/1inBaQq) from the woman whose boyfriend started smoking and said, "This is me, deal with it." I have been mulling over the concept of ...

Deadbeat In-Law Tenants

Hi, Carolyn:

My husband's parents are in their mid-80s, and they have lived with us for 14 years. They don't pay toward household costs. They moved in with us originally because my mother-in-law took care of my son while I worked. My son is ...

Picky Eater's Child

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My extended family is coming for a long weekend. I haven't seen them in a while and I'm looking forward to seeing them all.

My dad is a picky eater in ways I don't really understand. ...

Between a Bible and a Hard Place

Dear Carolyn:

I am writing because my husband and I are facing a huge dilemma. He cannot find a job in the U.S. He recently got a job offer in Asia and wants us to go.

I have conflicting emotions about this, as I do not speak the language and...

Without Trust

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

My boyfriend of 10 months has trust issues. His previous girlfriend hooked up multiple times with her ex, so I understand why he has issues trusting women. I have taken it upon myself to ...