Ask Amy: I caught my roommates snooping in my locked room

Letter writer caught roommates snooping in their room on security camera.

By Amy DickinsonApril 24, 2023

Miss Manners: ‘I don’t understand people who complain about getting old’

A letter writer’s son died at 25. They can’t stand to hear people complaining about aging.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinApril 24, 2023

Carolyn Hax: The steep price of avoiding a breakup at all costs

After more than a year of living together, a couple is drifting apart — but this letter-writer doesn’t want to be single again.

By Carolyn HaxApril 24, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Partner is pressuring her to relocate, ‘give’ him kids

Her partner wants her to drop grad school, move West and start having his kids, and she feels "backed into a corner."

By Carolyn HaxApril 23, 2023

Ask Amy: I feel guilty for not helping my toxic, estranged mom

She is estranged from her biological mom who is now sick and needs her help.

By Amy DickinsonApril 23, 2023

Miss Manners: Addressing a married gay couple with the same last name

Letter writer wonders how to properly address a married gay couple with the same last name.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinApril 22, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Drawing a line with sibling alienates rest of the family

For standing up to one sibling, another sibling seems to be getting "kicked out of the family."

By Carolyn HaxApril 22, 2023

Ask Amy: I’m not getting the intimacy I need in my sexless relationship

She wants to step out of her sexless relationship, but how does she tell that to her partner?

By Amy DickinsonApril 22, 2023

Miss Manners: Is it rude to turn off the light while the cat is eating?

Letter writer doesn’t feel right about leaving a cat in the dark.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinApril 21, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Can a friend who routinely ghosts you really be a friend?

A letter-writer struggles with a friend who goes no-contact for months at a time, then returns "as if nothing ever happened."

By Carolyn HaxApril 21, 2023

Ask Amy: My fiancee asked me to move out after I said the n-word

He thinks it’s unfair his fiancee and her son are so upset he used a racist slur while telling a story.

By Amy DickinsonApril 21, 2023

Ask Sahaj: How do I stop getting into imaginary arguments about politics?

A reader struggles with repetitive imaginary conversations. Why do they keep playing them out in their head?

By Sahaj Kaur KohliApril 20, 2023

Ask Amy: My neighbor stole my longtime dog walker

A woman regrets referring her neighbor to her longtime dog walker, because now the dog walker is rarely available.

By Amy DickinsonApril 20, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Husband lets work of kids’ appointments devolve to spouse

Husband ignored notices from kids' dentist for more than a year, and his spouse is done with the excuses.

By Carolyn HaxApril 20, 2023

Miss Manners: I asked for help, and they said no. What now?

Letter-writer wants a polite response for when they ask for help and someone says no.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinApril 20, 2023

My need for alone time offends my spouse. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers advise a letter writer whose husband is offended they need alone time during the day.

By Carolyn Hax and Haben KelatiApril 19, 2023

My 12-year-old needs constant supervision to do his homework. What do I do?

A parent hates to micromanage a son's homework situation, but he won't complete it otherwise.

By Meghan LeahyApril 19, 2023

Miss Manners: My boss is always late to or missing meetings

A letter writer’s new boss is constantly late to meetings — or skips them altogether.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinApril 19, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Defiant niece spills the beans on newly found daughter

A parent planned to share news gradually of a just-discovered adult daughter, until a defiant niece told the world.

By Carolyn HaxApril 19, 2023

Ask Amy: Conversations about Down syndrome feel awkward to grandparent

A letter-writer doesn’t understand why people become awkward when they bring up Down syndrome.

By Amy DickinsonApril 19, 2023