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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

How do you draw the line between abuser and the victim? 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Baby daddy is available again

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Baby daddy is available again

Take a good look in mirror before you become that person.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

When kids screw up, you need to call them on it.

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Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Trips to visit family becoming a hassle, so adapt to changing conditions.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Aug. 3

Grandma won't take no for an answer.

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Carolyn Hax: Wedding excludes kids

Make non-invitation an chance for kids to see how adults handle touchy situations.

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Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Try some light, family-friendly defiance.

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Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

 "Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children. 

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Oldest son won't cooperate on household chores

Two sons differ on meeting parents' expectations. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for July 4

Advice from Carolyn Hax for July 4

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

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OMG! What not to say when a friend has cancer

While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Two years ago my adult daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 20

Hi, Carolyn: About a year ago I developed a crush on a female friend, whose boyfriend I also know independently of her. I suspect the attraction was mutual but we never acted on it.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 15

Dear Carolyn: I am a generally happy, young teenage boy. I have recently been upset with my mother, because I feel she has been unfriendly. Whenever I ask her if I can do something, she replies that I have to mow the lawn first, or pull weeds out of the garden. I make simple requests, but it…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 13

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have been together 12 years. His mother is mentally, emotionally and verbally abusive.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 8: June does this to my inbox

Dear Carolyn: I would like to invite one of my good college friends to be in my wedding party. He and I live relatively far apart but have, over the years, traveled together and gotten together whenever we've been in the same city. We last saw each other about nine months ago, but alumni gro…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 6

Dear Carolyn: What to do, as a full-grown adult, when a classless coward makes a loud, public and derogatory comment about your mother (a former friend of hers) after your unknowing mother walked out of the restaurant, where this person and party were coincidentally seated near us?

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for June 1

Hi, Carolyn: I'm a dad with two grown daughters ages 33 and 35. Both have graduate degrees, are gainfully employed, live on their own, and are in what seem to be healthy relationships. My wife and I feel blessed and are very proud of them.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 30

HELLO, CAROLYN: My question is, when is spanking a child OK? 

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Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 23

Hi, Carolyn: My husband's parents are in their mid-80s, and they have lived with us for 14 years. They don't pay toward household costs. They moved in with us originally because my mother-in-law took care of my son while I worked. My son is now 15. My father-in-law still works full time at a…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 18

DEAR CAROLYN: I have a very dear cousin and a very dear daughter, but they do not hit it off. Cousin lives out of state and only visits a couple times a year — usually at one of the big holidays. Due to social media differences (for which both are at fault), Daughter refuses to be at family …

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 16

Dear Carolyn: I have no bond with my mother, and never have, including as an infant. She is self-centered, probably has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and makes herself look good by spinning partial truths to make other people look bad. Her usual target over the years has been me (yes, t…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 11

Dear Carolyn: So eight years ago, my best friend of 15 years — my maid of honor — basically told me, via email, no less, two months before wedding, that she had other plans on my wedding day. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 9

My brother's wife is pregnant and very difficult. First, she took weeks to even tell me that I was going to be an aunt. Then, she asked me not to tell anyone, including my own sons, until she was further along. It took a few more weeks until she would "let" my sons know, and then she told th…

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Carolyn Hax: Cleaning fairies don't stop at this house

To preface, I'm a fairly neat person, not Monica-Geller-from-"Friends" clean (read: not neurotic), but I clean up after myself in the common areas as well as in my personal space. I do a more thorough clean every two or three weeks where I'll mop, vacuum, dust, et cetera. My roommates, howev…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for May 2

I'm a 21-year-old currently studying abroad at a great distance from my parents. I love my parents very much, and, as a result, we communicate frequently. During college, I would call my mother four or so times a week, but with the time difference, communication here is limited to email. I h…

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CAROLYN HAX COLUMN

When my husband and I first started talking about having a baby, he confessed that he is terrified and needed time to get used to the idea. Together, he and I picked a date on the calendar and agreed that would be the day I stopped taking my birth control pills, but that I wouldn't make a hu…

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She wants another baby but hubby says no

I want to consider having a third child. My husband is adamantly opposed. Indeed, our second was an oops. I've kind of been in denial about the depths of his opposition, but really I know he's not going to change his mind. So how do I (a) forgive my husband for not wanting a third, because I…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 25

My daughter is in seventh grade. Her best friend brags a lot about her grades ("I got an A" ... said with a sing-songy voice). Same best friend has issues with perfectionism. Crumbles if she gets less than an A. My daughter is an all-A-and-one-B type of student so far, which is fine with us.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 20

For the past three years we have limited visits with my family to three days for our sanity. The prospect of a weeklong visit is already making me anxious. We plan to schedule some outings away from my family, and we will stay in an appropriately sized and outfitted house (outdoor pool, big …

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 18

Dear Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 13

My husband and I recently chaperoned a five-day high school trip. The daughter of some friends was one of the students. She has had a contentious relationship with her parents, and was distant with us and the other chaperones.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 11

I finished my undergrad a year ago, have a good job, and consider myself financially stable. My boyfriend is finishing his master's and will graduate with $200,000 in student debt. We've been together for nine months and have not talked seriously about his massive debt.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 6

My boyfriend participates in the Renaissance Faire. He enjoys this greatly. However, what this means for me is that from October to April, his life is pretty much that. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for April 4

Dear Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 30

Dear Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 28

I get you are a strong believer of the be-content-with-yourself theory of singlehood. What I am not getting is when someone is longing for a baby, we "get" this and understand if they skip other people's baby showers, etc.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 23: Adult son says, 'Mom won't let me move out'

I'm 28 and Mom won't let me move out.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 21

Dear Carolyn:

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Carolyn Hax: "Help" can be a tough word to voice

Dear Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 9

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 7

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Feb. 28

My best friend recently started dating someone, and it's her first serious relationship (we're both in our late 20s). It sounds like they're in it for the long haul, and I'm happy for her. The thing is, she talks a lot about being afraid of "losing him" or "scaring him off," and I can't quit…

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Boyfriend won't stop contact with unstable ex

Is it controlling of me to want, but not insist, that my boyfriend of one year cease contact with his ex?

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Feb. 21

Dear Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Feb. 16

I am desperate for help, and my mom isn't cutting it. My mother-in-law (whom we see often) insists on weighing in on everything we do for our son ... usually indicating that we are somehow doing it wrong because it's not what she would do. Nothing objectively wrong, just not "her way."

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