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
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
Dear Carolyn: Father is elderly and in poor health. Has been verbally abusive to me my entire life as well...
Updated: March 05, 2012, - 08:09 AM
Dear Carolyn: An old friend and I have really changed over the past couple of years. I converted; she became a little more wild. Now, the only thing we have in common is that we are both female, and that we have been friends nearly our whole lives.
Updated: January 15, 2012, - 03:51 PM
Dear Carolyn: My husband left the day before Thanksgiving to attend a funeral. My brother, who lives nearby and whom I haven't seen since last Thanksgiving, was supposed to join us, but has been ill himself and canceled at the last moment. He asked us not to come to his home. My son, home from college after a difficult adolescence, has not spoken to me in nearly a year. He chose to stay in his room for the entire four-day weekend and ignore me and his sibling.
Updated: December 18, 2011, - 05:11 PM
Dear Carolyn: I don't know how to deal with my mom and her recent irresponsible decisions. She is in love again with her on-again-off-again boyfriend. To mark this new development, he recently gave her a very expensive "commitment ring," or, as I like to call it, an "I cheated on you, so here's a blinding diamond to forget about that" ring. She says in another life it would be an engagement ring (not sure what that means) and she is "sooo happy."
Updated: December 04, 2011, - 01:47 PM
She must pick her battles.
Updated: November 25, 2011, - 10:51 AM
Dear Carolyn: A nonparent here with a gripe about today's parents: I don't remember my parents helping me with my homework on a daily (or even weekly) basis.
Updated: November 13, 2011, - 04:10 PM
Dear Carolyn: I have been very good friends with another girl for many years. We're both in our 20s and have always had very different political views. This has never been too much of a problem because we learned to skirt most issues and "agree to disagree."
Updated: August 14, 2011, - 07:35 PM