Articles by: Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Syndicated Advice Columnist
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and tackles your problems.
  • Your place or mine?

    Your place or mine?

    Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend and I have been dating for nine months, long-distance. We met in college seven years ago, were acquaintances, and just recently reconnected last year. We’ve started talking about the future, but can’t nail down what to do about where our future will be. He has a successful career in his city,

  • Jeez Mom, give it a rest

    Jeez Mom, give it a rest

    Dear Carolyn: My son knows that a card says a lot. Last year, my Mother’s Day card was just basic from my son, grandkids and daughter-in-law. I didn’t say anything. This year my grandson is 5 and he made a card, which was thoughtful but not from my son. Now reread the first sentence. I

  • Control freak? Who, me?

    My wife and I live by two different schools of thought. I believe that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right, and I put lots of time, energy and resources into things I plan. My wife believes the perfect is the enemy of the good, and will accomplish tasks in a way I

  • Way too nosy

    Way too nosy

    Way too nosy Dear Carolyn: My 13-year-old niece is tiny and has a big nose. We live in a community where a lot of teenage girls have cosmetic surgery at 16. I suggested to my brother in private that his daughter may be a candidate for this procedure. (My 19-year-old stepdaughter and my wife have