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    Carolyn Hax: Daughter, mom deal with compliments

    Dear Carolyn: How do I respond to the numerous adults who tell me, in front of my 10-year-old daughter, how pretty she is? I tend to just say thanks and move on (sometimes these are people I know, and sometimes not), but I'm beginning to worry how this is affecting her. She and her friends are starting...

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    Carolyn Hax: Be honest about spouse's dishonesty

    Hello, Carolyn: I really need another opinion on my husband. I'm 29, three kids, have been married for 8 years, together 14 - since high school. Basically I notice my husband texts with his co-worker early in the morning, midday and when he's off. He has assured me it's work-related, but my gut ...

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    Carolyn Hax: Learn more about toddler behavior

    Dear Carolyn: I often feel like my husband is too quick to wonder if there's something "wrong" with our 3-year-old. He doesn't ride his balance bike as fast as our neighbor. He's not fully potty trained. He may or may not have pushed his brother down the stairs. He has tantrums and won't stay in...

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    Carolyn Hax: Give son chance to talk about struggles

    Dear Carolyn: My wife and I have supported our son and his fiancee, financially and otherwise, for years. Prior to our retirement, our son asked us to sell him our car, which we did contractually. His fiancee objected because she thought they should have it for free. Since then they have stopped...

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    Carolyn Hax: Husband says he just hates driving

    Dear Carolyn: Most of the time, my husband will not go with me on road trips (five and a half hours) to see my family. He says he hates driving. When he does see my family, he gets along with them fine. But we have two small children, and handling them both is a hassle.

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    Carolyn Hax: No need to discuss all sexual details

    Hello Carolyn: I liked your answer (http://wapo.st/Rtbmfx) about the boyfriend struggling with his girlfriend's sexual past. One thought, though: I think it is cruel to say, "I used to do that, but I won't do it with you." I once had a girlfriend tell me she enjoyed oral sex a lot, but wouldn't ...

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    Carolyn Hax: End relationship, don't waste precious holiday time

    Carolyn: My girlfriend and I have been together for a year, and as time goes on, I'm developing more and more questions about whether we're a good fit. The bottom line is that we're very different personalities. She, on the other hand, seems completely committed, and we haven't yet spoken about ...

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    Carolyn Hax: When holiday trip home is you alone

    Carolyn: A few days ago, I had this nagging feeling that something was up with my boyfriend of two years. I asked him and he said he had been wanting to break up, but was planning to wait till the holidays were over. He had already bought me a gift and everything, was going to travel to my hometown...

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    Carolyn Hax: In-laws feel left out by holiday strategy

    Carolyn: My husband, kids and I split Thanksgiving and Christmas between the two sides of our families. This year, Christmas is with his family.

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    Carolyn Hax: Widow unsure of dating strategy

    Carolyn: I am a widow with two boys, ages 8 and 10. My husband died 10 months ago after a long illness. I started dating about five months ago, a fact I have not shared with my in-laws or children. A counselor advised that if I meet someone special, I should wait six months to introduce him to the...

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