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    Carolyn Hax: What's in a name if you can't say it?

    Carolyn: I am almost 50, a single mom to an awesome 9-year-old daughter. My parents and I have a great relationship, with one glaring exception. Every year they come out for my daughter's birthday. This is when my given name came up.

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    Carolyn Hax: Keep guests, hosts and kids happy

    Carolyn: I know a number of parents of toddlers, preschoolers and babies who travel frequently and entertain at home, and they use words like "fun" and "relaxing" to describe their experiences. I, on the other hand, end up feeling so stressed.

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    Carolyn Hax: Life's meaning may lie within

    Carolyn: I'm in my mid-40s and I guess finally having my midlife crisis. After watching my friend's husband die of brain cancer at 52, and a co-worker drop dead of a heart attack at 53, I'm acutely aware that life can change in an instant. I am happily married and have a young daughter, but seem...

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    Carolyn Hax: When a family member's wedding doesn't include family

    Carolyn: I am 44 with five children, 12, 11, 10, 7, 6. I am the youngest of four siblings. All of my brother's and sisters' children are 16-32, some with children of their own. My dad passed away about four years ago and everyone sort of went their own way, even though we all live within 15 miles...

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    Carolyn Hax: Former girlfriends irk current one

    Carolyn: I'm a 27-year-old male in my first serious relationship since college. As a rule of thumb, how much do I need to scale back my friendships with women out of respect for my new girlfriend? She has never openly expressed jealousy, but I can tell she does not always feel comfortable with the...

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    Carolyn Hax: In-laws' overheard comments are hurtful

    Carolyn: Yesterday, I was putting my son down for a nap in my in-laws' guest room. Through the magic of their HVAC system, I could hear my mother- and sister-in-law tearing me apart - everything from my shyness (they think I'm cold) to the value of my work ("I can't believe people get paid for that...

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    Carolyn Hax: Relationship's end has head spinning

    Carolyn: I'm 26, he's 27. Dated for about a year, fell hard and fast, moved in together after about six months and were talk about getting engaged. I thought I had found the one.

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    Carolyn Hax: Grandmother loses in name game

    Carolyn: When my son's eldest started to talk, I encouraged her to call me "G-ma" because I didn't care for "Grandma." She never could learn G-ma, but instead called me Mamaji. I thought this was adorable and very special since it was her own idea. I became Mamaji. It is my email, user ID, I even...

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    Carolyn Hax: Content single having self-doubts

    Carolyn: I have been single for a long time. Recently, I was talking with an old friend who suggested I get out more. I replied that I'm perfectly happy with the way things are … and I feel that's true. My friend looked skeptical and suggested that I'm so afraid of getting hurt, I'm just fooling...

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    Carolyn Hax: You can't judge the priorities of others

    Dear Carolyn: I almost always agree with your advice, or don't strongly disagree, but this is an exception (idahostatesman.com/2013/11/19/2878637/wife-unwilling-to-move-away.html), about moving two hours away for a husband's promotion. What's the big deal? Nine of the 11 members of my women's book...

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