Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Stressed of Nude Modeling

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My girlfriend is considering doing nude modeling in an art school. I understand that it is only for art but I am still very hesitant. She doesn't want to discuss it, and even though it's ...

Inheritance Just Took a Nosedive

Dear Carolyn:

My 88-year-old father recently informed me that he's decided to change his will. I have four sisters and brothers, and three have taken out loans against their share of any inheritance -- significant loans, like in the $75,000 ...

Twin Sisters in Conflict

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I recently wrote in to you about my twin sister, "Bethany," requesting that I be her maid of honor at the exclusion of our other sister, "Emily." As you suggested, I spoke to Bethany about...

Aching Already

Dear Carolyn:

My 20-year-old son wants to enlist in the Marines. He is a very smart kid who was accepted to several good colleges and chose not to go. If he wants to go into the Marines, I would like him to go in with a college degree, but he ...

Judge-y Genie Bottler

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

My family is not affluent or materialistic. We dig our values -- strong work ethics, living simply and such. BUT. Recently, while describing an office situation, I let slip: "I mean, we ...

He Didn't Used To Be This Way

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My boyfriend puts a lot of emphasis on his birthday and he likes to celebrate it for the entire weekend. On his last birthday, I booked a weekend away and planned a couple of outings, ...