Carolyn Hax

Columnist | Relationships
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.

Recent content from Carolyn Hax

Hax: Among sibs, there's no real comparison

Hi, Carolyn: I’m a dad with two grown daughters, ages 33 and 35. Both have graduate degrees, are gainfully employed,...

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Hax: She wants neighbor to spank spunky kid

Hello, Carolyn: My question is, when is spanking a child OK? I live on a rural dirt road off a...

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 01:44 PM

Hax: 'Online privacy' myth about to be dispelled by mom

Dear Carolyn: My phone plan allows me to see the texts of my kids, 19, 17 and 14. I monitor...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 03:05 PM

Hax: No tranquillity to be seen on traffic island

Dear Carolyn: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our...

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 01:55 PM

Hax: Free baby-sitting has its costs

Hi, Carolyn: My husband’s parents are in their mid-80s, and they have lived with us for 14 years. They don’t...

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Hax: She's dreading move abroad for his work

Dear Carolyn: I am writing because my husband and I are facing a huge dilemma. He cannot find a job...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 02:37 PM

Hax: 'Prickly' pair make family events touchy

Dear Carolyn: I have a very dear cousin and a very dear daughter, but they do not hit it off....

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 01:52 PM

Hax: Independence Day can have dual meaning

Dear Carolyn: I have no bond with my mother, and never have, including as an infant. She is self-centered, probably...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 01:30 PM

Hax: Notes, like Dad, can be taken as needed

Dear Carolyn: Many years ago, my father began sending me letters filled with news articles that he thought I’d like....

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 01:50 PM

Hax: Wedding no-show still leaves a void

Dear Carolyn: Eight years ago, my best friend of 15 years — my maid of honor — basically told me,...

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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