Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Conflicted

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. We don't live together. He and I have very different visions of time together in a relationship: In previous serious relationships, I ...

What's in a Name?

Hi, Carolyn:

I've got a problem with my fiance and partner of 4 1/2 years.

The good: He's brilliant, creatively resourceful, outgoing, easy to talk to, wonderful at supporting me with my health issues, and aligns with me on so many of the big...

Blanket Maker

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

Even though I have a great job where I earn more than I need, I still love to give handmade gifts with the considerable skills I have. One gift I particularly enjoy giving is a crocheted ...

Character Flaw With Dad

Hey:

My girlfriend and I recently moved in together to counteract our busy schedules, and it's good. There are adjustments, and we're getting to know each other better.

I don't know what to make of her relationship with her dad. He keeps ...

The Name Game

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

My boyfriend of two years and I are expecting our first baby. This was unplanned, and we had both certainly intended to wait till marriage. But we're excited to be welcoming a baby boy.

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Helping Overseas Niece

Dear Carolyn:

My sister who lives overseas (for her husband's job) just emailed our younger sister and me: Her 20-something daughter is distraught after being dumped four weeks ago by her first serious boyfriend. My niece, who's lived for a ...