Carolyn Hax

Washington, D.C.

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.

January 26, 2024

Carolyn Hax: Dad tells son that no ‘real man’ wants to go to a baby shower

He’s excited to attend his first child’s baby shower — but his outraged dad says feminized men are “ruining society.”

January 22, 2024

Carolyn Hax: The ‘forced togetherness’ of boyfriend’s family is exhausting

After an exhausting holiday with the boyfriend’s tight-knit family, how does this letter writer approach him about opting out?

January 21, 2024

Carolyn Hax: Group wants to remove struggling friend’s social media crutch

Their friend’s life is falling apart, and the group is weighing an intervention over her obsessively curated social media image.

January 20, 2024

Carolyn Hax chat: My friend clearly favors one child over the other

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

January 19, 2024

Carolyn Hax: How to gently decline rekindling attempts from former toxic friend?

Parting from a toxic high school bestie helped this letter writer form real, caring relationships. Now that old friend is back.

January 19, 2024

My dad is jealous of my father-in-law. Give advice to this Hax question.

Every week, we ask readers to think like an advice columnist and submit their advice to a question Carolyn Hax hasn’t answered.

January 18, 2024

Carolyn Hax: Niece may not realize wedding plan is inconsiderate to older guests

Can this letter writer tell a niece her plan for an outdoor, state-park wedding will be difficult to manage for older guests?

January 18, 2024

My college crush is back and I see him all the time. Hax readers give advice.

A married letter writer is “nurturing some old feelings” for a never-married former crush from college.

January 17, 2024

Carolyn Hax: If helping professionals won’t help 24/7, do they need new careers?

An optometrist objects to recent advice about medical professionals who draw boundaries around their work and social lives.

January 17, 2024