Carolyn Hax

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Carolyn Hax is a 40-something repatriated New Englander with a liberal arts degree and a lot of opinions and that's about it, really, when you get right down to it. Oh, and the shoes. A lot of shoes. Her column, "Tell Me About It," appears Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Carolyn Hax: Son tries to set Mom straight: He's not gay

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

Updated: September 06, 2009, - 01:57 PM

Carolyn Hax: Racist? She prefers dating white guys

Dear Carolyn: Some friends of mine had been talking up this guy they thought would be perfect for me, so I finally went on a blind date with him. It turns out he's black, and while I am not racist and have no problem with interracial dating in general, it's not for me. I just prefer to date white guys.

Updated: August 30, 2009, - 02:48 PM

Couple stressed out by house makeover

A home improvement project turns into a stress pit.

Updated: August 09, 2009, - 04:28 PM

His 'private life' is a warning sign

Dear Carolyn: I am 38 and about to finally tie the knot with someone. I am deeply in love with this guy, whom I have known for some time. However, he is currently involved in old relationships -- mostly old girlfriends from college. This part of him is very private and he does not allow me to enter. He says, "Everyone is entitled to a private life."

Updated: July 19, 2009, - 05:36 PM

Married, he still is wondering about ex

Dear Carolyn: I am in a great relationship, with a very supportive wife whom I love, married for 2 1/2 years, and we just had a baby. However, I am still in contact with my high school sweetheart. We e-mail on birthdays, special occasions and holidays, but that's it; we haven't even seen each other in four years, and my wife knows about the e-mails.

Updated: July 12, 2009, - 01:30 PM

Is button-pushing beau good or bad?

Dear Carolyn: I've never written in before because I've always thought myself very self-aware -- until now. I emerged from an abusive relationship about two years ago, and have dated some since, but nothing with any real potential.

Updated: May 31, 2009, - 01:53 PM

Carolyn Hax: His trip leaves her fuming

Dear Carolyn: I want to take a golf trip to Ireland with the boys -- my girlfriend is inexplicably fuming that I have not taken a trip with her in the year we've been together. Should I have gone overseas with her first?

Updated: November 02, 2007, - 01:53 PM

Carolyn Hax: Friend's fiancee needs help

Dear Carolyn: My very good male friend was retelling some troubling stories to me about his fiancée's behavior toward his family. My friend says she's become increasingly paranoid and resentful toward them for no logical reason (swearing that they "hate" her and refusing contact), and the episodes he was recounting reflected that.

Updated: November 02, 2007, - 12:03 PM

Carolyn Hax: To get off the wheel, take stock

Dear Carolyn: I find myself in another futureless relationship, just passing the time until being single seems more enticing than dating this person. At which point, we'll break up. A month or two later, I'll start the cycle again. Yuck. Is this what dating has become? How do I get off the Dating Hamster Wheel of Despair (DHWD)?

Updated: October 30, 2007, - 06:38 PM

Carolyn Hax: Split the bills, or split up?

Dear Carolyn: Some friends were recently talking of marriage, but there is a problem: She makes several times what he makes, and they don't know how to divide the bills. If they split them evenly, he has no money left for extras. If they split them in proportion to earnings, she foots most of the bills, and resents that. A common pool won't do, either, as she has a new car, he has a 15-year-old truck, and he will then want a new truck, which she will mostly pay for. Do you have any suggestions for this stalemate?

Updated: October 27, 2007, - 03:40 PM

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