Carolyn Hax / Life Advice

Major Shift

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I've spent most of my life working toward a certain career. Now, in my senior year of college, with acceptance to my grad school of choice and employment for when I graduate, I'm thinking ...

It's Complicated

Dear Carolyn:

My father had several affairs, left our family, and remarried another woman. We have confronted him about his sins, but he acts as though everything is fine and he has done nothing wrong.

I also have a maternal aunt who has a ...

Carolyn HaxThreatened by Husband's Secret Friend

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Dear Carolyn:

I hate writing a question that makes me sound like a jealous wife, but ... here goes.

The first time I heard of my husband's good friend "Daphne" was when he added her to the wedding ...

Unmotivated for Dating

Dear Carolyn:

In June, I ended a long-distance relationship after several stormy months. There was a lot of back-and-forth, depression on both ends and difficulties in communicating.

The evening when we finally broke up for good, she ...

Engaged and Flirting With Infidelity

Adapted from a recent online discussion.

Hi, Carolyn:

I'm recently engaged after dating my ladyfriend for a few years. It's exciting and overwhelming and most days I feel I'm happy, or at least I should be. But I'm writing because I sent a ...

Obnoxious Boor of a Brother

Dear Carolyn:

Since the holidays are approaching again: I have a brother who will give some nieces and nephews gifts in front of those he is currently trying to snub. The nieces and nephews are as young as 2 and up to 20-plus.

It's not as if ...