Carolyn Hax: Advice

Carolyn Hax: Advice

Trust issues come between an engaged couple

Hi, Carolyn: My girlfriend and I recently called off our engagement due to some flirtatious messages she found on my phone. I can say honestly that it was an isolated incident, but her anger was compounded by my other messages with platonic girlfriends, which I feel were taken completely out of context. This was not the first time she had looked through my phone.

Carolyn Hax: Advice

Standing up to bullying in-laws

Dear Carolyn: I have been married for over 30 years and throughout the marriage, my in-laws have made fun of my interests and certain traits of my personality under the guise of teasing. I have never spoken up and defended myself against these comments and neither has my husband.

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When a friend becomes rude

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have been going to dinner nearly every Friday night for years with another couple, “Kay” and “Jay.” My husband considers Jay to be one of his best friends, and Jay is a great guy; he is smart, kind and sensitive.

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Not liking grams treating grandson like a toy

Dear Carolyn: My mother-in-law treats my son like a toy that (not who) is there to amuse her on her terms and show off to her friends. My husband and I are trying to raise our child to respect others and be attuned to others’ feelings, but how do we do this when Grandma defies all of that, especially with him?

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My young son is inattentive at school

Dear Carolyn: My son turned 5 right before the school year started. He’s clever and capable, but really struggling to sit still, pay attention, perform on command, etc. We’ve been trying all kinds of things to get him to engage and learn the material, but he just doesn’t stay interested.

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