While Carolyn's away, readers give the advice.
Updated: March 21, 2010, - 02:07 PM
Dear Carolyn: My mother-in-law pats my daughter's belly after dinner and says, "That's disgusting! Look at that round belly! How horrible!" She's kind of joking, but I don't like it. My daughter is 1, but I still don't like it. And other female relatives have said Mother-in-Law's comments had a big effect on them. She's in her late 70s -- I don't think she's going to change much. So how do I counter the comments, brush them off, drown her out?
Updated: February 21, 2010, - 04:41 PM
Friends' separation (and pregnancy) cause issues.
Updated: February 18, 2010, - 04:33 PM
Dear Carolyn: I'm a sophomore in college. I'm trying to break the pattern that I've been in since I started college, of settling into a comfort zone and never leaving to try anything or meet anyone new.
Updated: February 11, 2010, - 07:09 PM
Dear Carolyn: I am a mother of two teenage girls, 16 and 13. They are both bright. Both of them,...
Updated: January 31, 2010, - 12:29 PM
Dear Carolyn: I've always considered myself an independent person. I am a married, full-time working mother of two young children, so I've got my hands full, but I've always prided myself on striking a balance between work and family.
Updated: January 24, 2010, - 02:23 PM
What to do when she wants to get married and he doesn't see the need?
Updated: January 03, 2010, - 05:16 PM
Dear Carolyn: My co-worker is in her mid-30s, has some health issues, isn't married, doesn't make much (we have the same kind of position, so I know), and is pregnant. She doesn't even care for her pets properly. But she wanted this baby so much -- her emphasis -- and wants everybody's good opinion on this. Not bad or different, just good.
Updated: December 06, 2009, - 05:13 PM
Dear Carolyn: I share custody of my 3 1/2-year-old daughter with my ex-wife, who got remarried last year. Her new husband describes himself as a "nice guy," and is overtly hoping that somehow I fail as a father so he can be "daddy." The divorce was anything but amicable. While things have been relatively smooth for the past nine months, I still hear my daughter from time to time refer to him as "daddy." I reinforce she has only one daddy but this is really getting old.
Updated: November 15, 2009, - 07:54 PM