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.

Recent content from Carolyn Hax

Hax: Wife's fun with kids hurts husband

Dear Carolyn: When we had kids, I stayed home with them while my husband worked, sometimes with long hours and...

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 04:03 PM

Hax: Everyone knows of affair – except spouse

Dear Carolyn: Two acquaintances are having an affair, one married, one single. They are not being discreet, and a LOT...

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 03:42 PM

Hax: Grandpa announces end to gifts at age 18

Dear Carolyn: Ever since my two sons were born (now 19 and 16), my father has sent a modest monetary...

Updated: January 27, 2013, - 06:03 PM

Hax: Love life has taken a dive after 2 kids

Dear Carolyn: My wife and I have been together for 16 years, married for 14. We had children late and have two lovely kids. We both never wanted children, and then suddenly she wants a child and I acquiesce, consequently I fall in love with said child. Eventually one child is not enough and we must have another -- and do.

Updated: July 29, 2012, - 05:33 PM

Hax: Wife makes plans to see an ex-flame

Dear Carolyn: Here's the basic version of the story: Guy meets Girl in D.C., pursues her for a few years, they date and move out of the area together. Guy moves in with Girl.

Updated: July 15, 2012, - 05:02 PM

Hax: Relatives' tardiness is sign of bigger issue

Dear Carolyn: I have some relatives who never arrive on time for family functions. When my parents were alive, they chose to wait until the couple arrived, but after a few times the folks decided to start without them.

Updated: July 08, 2012, - 05:27 PM

Hax: Breaking up freed both to love again

Editor's note: Carolyn Hax is on vacation, so she's letting readers give the advice while she's away.

Updated: July 01, 2012, - 06:22 PM

Hax: Parents' love always feels conditional

Dear Carolyn: How do you deal with a family member's "conditional" love? I'm in my mid-30s, and am one of those kids who did not live out their parents' dream, but have a sibling who did. In my heart, I know they are good people, but they seem to be supportive of everyone around me and not me.

Updated: June 03, 2012, - 06:09 PM

Hax: Strip club outings are turnoff for wife

Editor's note: Carolyn Hax is on vacation. She's letting readers give advice while she's away.

Updated: March 25, 2012, - 07:26 PM

Hax: Four months on, they're moving in

Hey, Carolyn: I'm a gainfully employed graduate in my early 20s, and my parents and I have a pretty open and trusting relationship -- almost daily contact, despite the 3,000-mile gap between us.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 06:22 PM

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