Carolyn Hax: Advice

Carolyn Hax: Advice

Standoff over who unloads the dishwasher

Dear Carolyn: When my family members visit, they always help out in the kitchen (which is much appreciated), but they put things away where they don’t belong, and it drives me absolutely bats when I can’t find things. So I asked my family members when they visit to not unload my dishwasher.

Carolyn Hax: Advice

New mom can’t stop bragging on social media

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have a 4-year-old grandson who is wonderful in all the ways a 4-year-old boy can be! His mother, our daughter-in-law, is a professional photographer who posts photos of her boy on social media at least once every day, stating how exceptionally wonderful, smart, beautiful, special, compassionate, you-name-it he is.

Carolyn Hax: Advice

Mom’s faith not part of couple’s life anymore

Hello, Carolyn: My husband and I were both raised in the same religion, which for various reasons we have not chosen to continue as adults. In my household growing up, we were not exceptionally observant, but my mother has grown more devout over the years. She continually asks whether I’ve done this or that observance, none of which I’ve participated in for 20 years.

Carolyn Hax: Advice

Sister wants a plus-two coming to the wedding

Dear Carolyn: I am getting married this July. My fiance and I at some point told my younger sister she would get a plus-one. She said she was going to bring her best friend from college, and I cautioned her at the time that she might want to wait in case she gets a serious boyfriend between then and the wedding.

Carolyn Hax: Advice

Reversing the rage

Hi, Carolyn: Lately I’ve noticed I’ve become an angry, suspicious, negative person. I want to tell everyone off. More so since the election, but if I think back, this has been building for at least 10 years. I’d like to blame it on the social media-Twitter-outrage culture and the general coarsening of public discourse. But maybe I’m just becoming a cranky old man.

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