Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared March 25 and May 8, 2005.
Before we married, my husband and I enjoyed doing fun stuff together. Now, he just wants to watch TV or play video games...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have been a minister for 40 years. Throughout most of these years, I have tried to be supportive to my sister. Her oldest child, Nahla, has been difficult since she was 15. My niece cuts herself, uses drugs ...Read more
Q: I have a not-so-distant relative who is an extremely difficult person to be around. "Chris" can spot a flaw from across the room and never wastes an opportunity to criticize. I know I shouldn't care what "Chris" thinks,...Read more
Dear Amy: My 94-year-old mother passed away in January.
She was very specific about her grave marker because she was sensitive about her age. She said she didn't want any dates listed, only her name, and just her name.
DEAR ABBY: My husband lost his job. He had worked there since we were married 10 years ago, and earned top wages because he had been with them for so long. Two years into our marriage, when we found out we were expecting ...Read more
Adapted from a recent online discussion.
In my 20s, I made the decision to live in a developing country for work and education, and stayed for more than 10 years. It was tough, as life in a ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: Our nation was once known by strong families. Why are so many homes shattered by disappointment, grief and pain? -- F.T.
A: The basic reason for unhappiness in the home is ...Read more
Too often, we focus on what NOT to eat rather than what TO include in a healthy diet. The "nots" often leave us feeling deprived and full of cravings.
I'm not one to promote certain things as superfoods, but I do think ...Read more
Dear Amy: I work as an executive assistant. I manage other people's lives and multiple calendars every day.
I am good at my job.
I have also had to take on all the "event planning" duties for my family (myself, my ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I've had low-grade prostate cancer for several years and am presently on "active surveillance." My PSAs have been high but steady, running around 7.8 to 9.2. I have a greatly enlarged prostate, which I ...Read more
Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" series) compares her social media use to counting calories: "It's so important to keep an eye on what your daily diet is. In the same way we think about what we ...Read more
DEAR ABBY: I have been married 35 years. During the last six years, my mom died, my dad moved in and then he passed away at 91. Dad traveled, including to see my three siblings, and had a girlfriend. Three years ago, my ...Read more
I recently started working longer hours and it gets exhausting. I used to hang out with my friends -- who are very dear to me -- every day after work, but now I'm too tired to stay up late like before. ...Read more
From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: What does the phrase "fruit of the Spirit" mean? -- F.S.
A: Put in the simplest terms, the Bible tells us we need the Spirit to bring fruit into our lives because we cannot ...Read more
CBD has surpassed all other supplements in history in terms of rapid rise in sales and use in the U.S., says Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine and Health Research Program. It's being ...Read more
In just the past few years, billions of dollars have been put toward ending cancer. We know the importance and urgency of achieving this goal. We accept it and support it. What we are less aware of and engaged in is the ...Read more
What am I?
Q: I am 54 years old, baptized Catholic at 20 years old. My Mom was Protestant and my father was Roman Catholic. I was never baptized as an infant and took classes with a priest at 19 and decided I wanted to ...Read more
Too close for comfort, cheek to jowl, packed together like sardines. All of these phrases accurately describe the seating in the coach section of just about every commercial airline. That's why one of the last things that ...Read more
Dear Amy: At the age of 21, I was in love with "Steve." We planned a life together, but broke up for a bunch of dumb reasons.
We'd see each other every two or three years at gatherings with mutual friends. I did ...Read more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a healthy 70-year-old woman. The only prescription medication I take is for dry eyes. I recently visited my new primary physician for the first time, and she had me do a breathing test, where I exhaled...Read more