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: 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

Hax: Shut abusive father out of wedding?

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

Hax: Is it time to let old friendship fade?

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

Misery takes a seat at this holiday table

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

Hax: Daughter is trying to raise 'Momchild'

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

Hax: Holiday problem is hers, not his

She must pick her battles.

Updated: November 25, 2011, - 10:51 AM

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