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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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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 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 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 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. 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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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Feb. 14

Hi, Carolyn:

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Carolyn Hax: New mom has trouble with uncaring parents

My parents show very little interest in my 6-month-old twin babies. My father has been a cold and distant parent since my childhood and my mother has been very controlling and overbearing. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 31

Hi, Carolyn:

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 26

My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s, and have been together for about 2½ years. In recent months we've talked of "being together for the long haul."The problem is this: While I see the value in very healthy eating and daily exercise, he isn't quite on the same page. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 24

My husband committed suicide a year ago and it's been absolutely horrifying, not only for me but for my 8-year-old son as well. Recently, I have been trying to date. He chose to do what he did, so should I be feeling this guilt when on a date? Please help.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 19

Hi, Carolyn:When I was married four years ago, a shocking number of people did not understand the etiquette of being invited to a formal event. Now I am planning a smaller party to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary, and I need a way to communicate information — such as "only the person…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 12

Recently I was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage (but will still require surgery and other treatment). I have told only a very few people. One was a friend of over 20 years, who then told an acquaintance, someone I never would have told. I was very angry that my alleged friend t…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Jan. 10

My mother-in-law asked me for Christmas gift ideas for my 4-month-old son. I said I thought he was too young for electronic toys and asked for something simple, like blocks, board books or a teddy bear. She bought him a "baby laptop" that lights up and plays music, saying, "Well, I didn't ha…

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Carolyn Hax: When grandparents don’t fit your dream, reset expectations

What should a mom do when her children feel rejected by their own grandparents?

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Dec. 27

I often wish advice columnists would counsel neighbors, family and friends who are concerned about someone to send a letter to the patient's doctor.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Dec. 20

For the past few years, my friend, L., has been receiving personal training from K. They have a long, strange history that until recently had normalized.In the last year they began to be intimate again despite his recent engagement to a woman in Texas and against my advice. The last time the…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for Dec. 15

My best friend, who is also my roommate, sometimes makes comments to me such as, "You act so different around X group of friends," even though there have been hardly a handful of times when we have all been in one room.

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