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Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Trapped in an Unhappy Marriage

Dear Carolyn:

I have been unhappy in my marriage for a long time. So long, in fact, that it started long before it became a marriage. I always had an excuse for putting off ending the relationship. In the beginning it was, "I'll wait until ...

All They See Is the Alcoholic

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I am dating a very-newly-recovering alcoholic; he's been sober five months. We have known each other for almost two years and share many friends, most of whom knew him when he was still ...

Engagement Surprise

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hello, Carolyn:

My boyfriend and I have talked about marriage. I expressed that my big dream for an engagement is something big and public. I don't mean expensive, maybe just like one of those cute, on...

The Rennaissance Fair

Dear Carolyn:

I know this is going to sound SO DUMB.

My boyfriend participates in the Renaissance Faire.He enjoys this greatly, and doing so has greatly enhanced his self-esteem.

However, what this means for me is that from October to April,...

Telling On An Indiscretion

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I was having drinks last week with two girlfriends when one of them said, "I did something awful." She proceeded to tell us that she was out at a work event and got very drunk and ended ...

Skinny Boyfriend

Dear Carolyn:

As a man with an overweight girlfriend, I feel a bit demonized by this column (http://wapo.st/1jbbY1P) and advice. Me, I'm small and healthy. I saw her pictures online and knew she had some weight on her, but she was appealing ...