Carolyn Hax

Washington, D.C.


Education: Harvard University, BA in History and Literature

Carolyn Hax writes a daily advice column for The Washington Post and has a weekly live online discussion (noon Fridays). She is on Twitter, @carolynhax, and Facebook. Here are resources for getting help and
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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax answers your questions about the strange train we call life.

April 28, 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.

April 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."

April 23, 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."

April 22, 2023

Carolyn Hax chat: I’m worried my grandkids aren’t learning any life skills

Advice columnist Carolyn Hax answers your questions about the strange train we call life.

April 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."

April 21, 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.

April 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.

April 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.

April 19, 2023

Carolyn Hax: How to respond to daughter-in-law’s ugly new tattoo?

A letter-writer struggles to connect with a daughter-in-law over her "very different tastes."

April 18, 2023