Carolyn Hax: Sister won’t stop criticizing, even after being repeatedly asked to stop

One sibling stops communicating with another who refuses lay off "offensive and insulting" criticism. Is there a way for them to reconcile?
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Carolyn Hax: Arriving empty-handed feels wrong but new boyfriend insists it’s all right

Boyfriend keeps saying it's okay not to bring anything to his family's events, but his new partner "can't fathom going empty-handed."
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Carolyn Hax: He insists on splitting bills, even amid his raises and spouse’s massive pay cut

When they first met, they had similar salaries. Now he's making triple as his spouse's pay was nearly halved, yet still insists on 50-50 splits.
  • 2 days ago

Carolyn Hax: A friend with depression keeps no-showing their plans

A friend with depression keeps no-showing their plans, and the writer wants to know a gentle way to just stop making plans with this friend.
  • 3 days ago

Is it wrong to disinherit relatives who don’t treat me well? Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to an uncle who is trying to figure out which family members to include in his will.
  • 3 days ago

Carolyn Hax: How can wife tell her family they hurt her feelings when they all moved away?

A "concerned husband" wants to help his wife tell her family how much they hurt her when they all moved to the opposite coast.
  • 4 days ago

Carolyn Hax live chat transcripts by year, 2003 - 2021

This list includes transcripts from live chats advice columnist Carolyn Hax held from 2003-2021.
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Carolyn Hax Hootenanny transcripts by year

The Holiday Hootenanny is the holiday-themed edition of Carolyn Hax’s live chat and is one of The Washington Post’s most beloved annual traditions.
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Carolyn Hax: Couple agreed to be ‘productive’ during pandemic but only one followed through

Married lawyers gained extra time from working at home during the pandemic, and one of them is "disgusted" by how unproductively the other chose to use it.
  • 5 days ago

Carolyn Hax: A husband helps his ex manage single motherhood, and his wife draws a line

The husband is "like a brother" to his ex, but, now that the ex is a single mom without a support system, the wife thinks he's helping her too much.
  • 6 days ago
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