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2016-05-25 25 4 Carolyn Hax: Reader hopes blamey email will foster intimacy, attempts to set Hax record

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2017-08-01 34 5 CNN Special Report: Fatal Attraction or Fatal Mistake? The Carolyn Warmus Story

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2016-05-10 32 6 Carolyn Hax: Girlfriend flubbed birthday celebration for boyfriend, 28 going on 12

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2016-05-11 38 7 Carolyn Hax: A relationship on the mend offers many life lessons

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2016-05-13 29 6 Carolyn Hax: Reconciling the squared-away professional with his unironed self beneath

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2016-05-15 24 4 Carolyn Hax: Married with kids, but still treated like a 4th-grader by the parents

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2016-05-16 31 5 Carolyn Hax: Balancing 'me' time with 'we' time

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2016-05-17 24 5 Carolyn Hax: The fine line between caring for Dad and angling for inheritance

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2016-05-18 43 9 Carolyn Hax: Keeping a secret secure

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2016-05-19 25 5 Carolyn Hax: Feeling besieged by questions about plans for having children

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2016-05-20 31 4 Carolyn Hax: After the crisis is good time to assess what you need when in crisis

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2016-05-22 34 6 Carolyn Hax: How do you know when to unplug from a fiance?

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2016-05-23 24 5 Carolyn Hax: Atheist daughter-in-law seeks a blessing to request 'No prayers'

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2016-05-29 30 7 Carolyn Hax: A boyfriend's inaction on fertility treatment speaks volumes

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2016-05-30 29 4 Carolyn Hax: How do you remedy your own passive-aggressive behavior?

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2016-06-01 29 6 Carolyn Hax: An introverted adventurer prefers to plan for one, not for two

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2016-06-04 29 6 Carolyn Hax: Girlfriend in a demoralizing job surfs for clickable pick-me-ups

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2016-06-05 28 6 Carolyn Hax: Worried about her laid-back beau, she should think about herself

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2016-06-07 34 6 Carolyn Hax: Sister insults boyfriend, and you're collateral damage

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2016-06-11 31 5 Carolyn Hax: 10 years after heartbreak, she's digging for dark answers

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2016-06-12 22 4 Carolyn Hax: She threw bridal showers for friends. Why didn't they reciprocate?

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2016-06-15 32 6 Carolyn Hax: The upstairs apartment comes with a din

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2016-06-16 38 7 Carolyn Hax: Mom's toxic, but there is an antidote

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2016-06-17 22 4 Carolyn Hax: Spouse's emails to an opposite-sex work friend land hard at home

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2016-06-19 25 5 Carolyn Hax: Don't expect 'happily ever after' with girlfriend if kids are miserable

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2016-06-23 29 4 Carolyn Hax: Grasping for acceptance of a hand-holding aversion

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2016-06-26 25 5 Carolyn Hax: A mother's desire for family ties, but for the benefit of whom?

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2016-06-26 35 7 Carolyn Hax: Fiance's texting 'crush' leaves her feeling betrayed

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2016-06-27 30 4 Carolyn Hax: A mother desires family ties, but for whose benefit?

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2016-06-30 33 6 Carolyn Hax: Birthday party feels like a dinner-buying bait-and-switch

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2016-07-01 26 5 Carolyn Hax: School teammate rose to an occasion, but there were no cheers

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2016-07-02 33 6 Carolyn Hax: Adult daughter's amours in Europe worry Dad

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2016-07-03 30 5 Carolyn Hax: How to answer 6-year-old's question about cozy quarters?

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2016-07-07 26 4 Carolyn Hax: Mountains might separate faraway relatives, but remarks are molehills

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2016-07-10 24 5 Carolyn Hax: Is it paranoia or has he run into a bunch of shady romantic prospects?

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2016-09-08 28 5 Carolyn Hax: Taking control for yourself when you have a controlling partner

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2016-09-26 29 6 Carolyn Hax: The will, the affair, the surprise sister and a husband's quest

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2017-02-20 31 5 Carolyn Hax: Politely pushing back at a chronic advice-pusher

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2017-02-20 25 5 Carolyn Hax: Noncompetitive boy needs 'Achiever Mom' to chill out, a little

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2017-05-19 38 7 Carolyn Hax: The drama and the papa

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2017-05-20 53 7 Carolyn Hax: Hey, what are you doing with that knife in your hand?

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2017-05-21 48 7 Carolyn Hax: Vexed that a daughter-in-law never says ‘thank you’

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2017-05-23 38 5 Carolyn Hax: You’re not pregnant yet, so do more breathing and less pushing

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2017-05-24 43 7 Carolyn Hax: Dad’s ‘money talks, you listen’ approach to my wedding

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2017-05-25 37 6 Carolyn Hax: A few tips on gratuities and special orders

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2017-05-26 37 7 Carolyn Hax: Aww, you shouldn’t have. And here’s why . . .

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2017-05-27 29 4 Carolyn Hax: Is he oversharing, or are you oversensitive?

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2017-05-28 30 4 Carolyn Hax: Take enough responsibility — but not too much — for calling off wedding

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2017-05-29 27 5 Carolyn Hax: A mother with active little ones wants to know when it gets better

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2017-05-30 39 6 Carolyn Hax: A breach of funeral decorum threatens friendships

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2017-05-31 37 5 Carolyn Hax: My daughter’s naming my granddaughter after my ex’s mother

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2017-06-01 66 10 Carolyn Hax: Roomie, yes. Bestie, no.

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2017-06-02 37 6 Carolyn Hax: If you want family time, you’ll have to make accommodations

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2017-06-03 31 4 Carolyn Hax: How to maintain a good relationship with the ex’s adult son.

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2017-06-04 39 5 Carolyn Hax: Bully feels regret for lashing out at tormentor

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2017-06-05 34 4 Carolyn Hax: Hubby’s uncomfortable with son’s girlfriend of a different race

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2017-06-06 44 5 Carolyn Hax: Respect a 2-year-old’s privacy and a mother’s wishes

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2017-06-07 51 5 Carolyn Hax: Dipso facto alcohol is a problem in your relationship

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2017-06-08 43 5 Carolyn Hax: Take a general step to try to bring friendship back to life

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2017-06-09 38 6 Carolyn Hax: He loves you, but he won’t leave her

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2017-06-10 59 7 Carolyn Hax: A new wrinkle on school uniforms

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2017-06-11 45 7 Carolyn Hax: When the ‘plus one’ on a family vacation isn’t wanted

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2017-06-12 48 5 Carolyn Hax: He had an affair, but won’t go to therapy to rebuild his marriage

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2017-06-13 30 6 Carolyn Hax: Daughters worry about Dad’s unhealthy relationship, but not their own

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2017-06-14 39 6 Carolyn Hax: Parenting experience doesn’t mean you can butt in

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2017-06-15 38 5 Carolyn Hax: When one parent makes rules the other one has to implement

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2017-06-16 42 6 Carolyn Hax: A mom worries about lack of playdates and activities

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2017-06-17 42 6 Carolyn Hax: Saying ‘I do’ for all the wrong reasons

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2017-06-18 45 6 Carolyn Hax: Be upfront about son’s cyst and promise him you’ll be there

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2017-06-19 53 8 Carolyn Hax: Facing a parent’s death

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2017-06-20 36 5 Carolyn Hax: Stressed, afraid and broke, you can still get help

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2017-06-22 49 6 Carolyn Hax: If you can’t stand the heat, check your thermostat

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2017-06-23 48 6 Carolyn Hax: He’s sweet, but clueless about the division of labor

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2017-06-24 46 7 Carolyn Hax: Clashing parenting styles — or egos?

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2017-06-25 60 10 Carolyn Hax: She’s upset that her sister hasn’t designated her as her baby’s guardian

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2017-06-26 42 5 Carolyn Hax: Early-stage dementia is making Dad mean

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2017-06-27 65 9 Carolyn Hax: Between a male rock and a white hard place

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2017-06-28 54 5 Carolyn Hax: Can you retain a friendship after hurtful comments?

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2017-06-29 48 5 Carolyn Hax: Welcome to Micromanagers Anonymous. We will forgo the gavel.

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2017-06-30 42 7 Carolyn Hax: Preferring a baby boy doesn’t make dad inherently bad

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2017-07-01 48 7 Carolyn Hax: A friend constantly changes plans

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2017-07-02 58 7 Carolyn Hax: Sleeping arrangements for unmarried couples hypocritical

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2017-07-04 58 5 Carolyn Hax: Bringing non-family on family vacations? No ring, no bring.

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2017-07-05 34 6 Carolyn Hax: Good parenting means admitting you are not perfect

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2017-07-06 44 6 Carolyn Hax: A touching way to stand up for his wife

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2017-07-07 46 6 Carolyn Hax: More than a feeling — you’ve got to work at love

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2017-07-08 45 5 Carolyn Hax: Dad was willing to offer support, even if that meant saying ‘no’

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2017-07-14 27 5 Carolyn Hax: Wife’s ‘just teasing,’ but can she ‘just be honest’?

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2017-07-15 51 7 Carolyn Hax: A man discovers that he has a half sister. Should he reach out?

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2017-07-16 54 7 Carolyn Hax: Boyfriend’s abusive mother grates on girlfriend’s nerves

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2017-07-17 54 7 Carolyn Hax: PDA comment raises questions about being true to you

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2017-07-18 73 9 Carolyn Hax: When mom plays the ‘ladies first’ card

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2017-07-19 58 9 Carolyn Hax: His anger issues aren’t the only problem

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2017-07-20 38 5 Carolyn Hax: Can a joiner and a loner live happily ever after?

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2017-07-21 44 7 Carolyn Hax: He won’t apology, she can’t let go.

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2017-07-22 55 6 Carolyn Hax: When the in-laws visit, an introvert fidgets

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2017-07-23 37 5 Carolyn Hax: She wants to settle down with the guy who liked her before her ‘wild party girl’ days

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2017-07-24 46 6 Carolyn Hax: How to raise grateful, caring children

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2017-07-25 44 6 Carolyn Hax: Feeling gloomy about a boyfriend’s trip to the City of Light

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2017-07-26 58 6 Carolyn Hax: Baffled by a friend’s decision to cut off contact

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2017-07-27 51 5 Carolyn Hax: Building bonds with newfound family

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2017-07-28 34 5 Carolyn Hax: A groom’s mother is skeptical, but should she skip the wedding?

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2017-07-29 62 11 Carolyn Hax: Room and boor

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2017-07-30 34 5 Carolyn Hax: Worry less about overscheduling kids and raise them as you see fit

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2017-08-01 50 6 Carolyn Hax: People who won’t take no for an answer

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2017-08-06 18 3 Carolyn Hax: She wants nothing to do with her husband’s child from a long-ago affair

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2017-08-06 20 3 Carolyn Hax: In the new semester, don’t fall back into failed situation with beau

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2017-08-11 31 5 Carolyn Hax: Gifts come with ribbons, not strings, attached

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2017-08-17 31 5 Carolyn Hax: A marriage mess created by one wrong after another

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2017-08-28 30 5 Carolyn Hax: With a needy girlfriend, it pays to be yourself

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2017-08-29 32 5 Carolyn Hax: There’s no science to the laws of romantic attraction

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2017-09-04 32 6 Carolyn Hax: Controlling spouse? For starters, visit a therapist — alone.

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2017-09-04 23 4 Carolyn Hax: Daughter may skip family reunion to celebrate with in-laws she sees weekly

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2017-09-04 29 4 Carolyn Hax: After Dad’s death, a daughter fears that she’s losing Mom, too

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2017-09-09 47 5 Carolyn Hax: Would living with mom-in-law on a dairy farm sour her marriage?

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2017-09-10 63 7 Carolyn Hax: Should mom ‘keep pushing’ Eagle Scout who flunked out of college?

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2017-09-12 66 7 Carolyn Hax: Have you ever thought about adopting some manners?

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2017-09-13 124 11 Carolyn Hax: The friend who won’t confide

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2017-09-14 78 9 Carolyn Hax: Hubby wants to go on a week-long hike with a woman he met online

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2017-09-15 73 7 Carolyn Hax: Brother won’t get pertussis vaccine in order to see new niece/nephew

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2017-09-16 87 10 Carolyn Hax: When the bride says no soap to a shower

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2017-09-17 65 8 Carolyn Hax: Husband’s distracted behavior drives wife ‘batty’

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2017-09-18 56 6 Carolyn Hax: Want hubby to join the party? Find the middle ground.

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2017-09-19 62 5 Carolyn Hax: You’ll need a staunch ally in the battle over screen time

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2017-09-20 51 4 Carolyn Hax: Good-natured teasing is in the eye of the beholder

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2017-09-21 80 7 Carolyn Hax: It may be time to look at your parents from a new perspective

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2017-09-22 88 8 Carolyn Hax: How to make a former boyfriend a future friend

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2017-09-23 100 7 Carolyn Hax: When a friend tees off on you, consider a mulligan

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2017-09-24 2511 29 Carolyn Hax: Daughter abuses her mother’s house. But Mom, you hold the key.

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2017-09-25 96 7 Carolyn Hax: How to let go of bitterness of not being able to have another child

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2017-09-26 112 9 Carolyn Hax: Unsettling business for a vagabond

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2017-09-27 90 8 Carolyn Hax: My boyfriend got married behind my back. Dealbreaker?

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2017-09-28 41 5 Carolyn Hax: She wants a baby and 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Time for a wake-up call.

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2017-09-29 58 10 Carolyn Hax: Husband trims the tree, but cuts out gift-giving

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2017-09-30 115 10 Carolyn Hax: Close friend one day, estranger the next

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2017-10-01 333 17 Carolyn Hax: She ain’t heavy, she’s your daughter

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2017-10-02 56 8 Carolyn Hax: ‘Dad’ in one son’s eyes, but simply ‘father’ in eyes of younger one

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2017-10-03 98 9 Carolyn Hax: Collective consciousness raising

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2017-10-05 68 9 Carolyn Hax: He gave her a ring but now has her running in circles

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2017-10-06 91 9 Carolyn Hax: Lousy husband says therapy’s pointless, and for him, it might be.

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2017-10-07 89 8 Carolyn Hax: Everything looks great for wedding. So why is groom’s sis anxious?

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2017-10-08 102 13 Carolyn Hax: He’d love to buy dinner, but all his money is invested in weed

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2017-10-09 78 7 Carolyn Hax: Mom’s views don’t mesh with daughter’s? Look to science.

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2017-10-10 151 12 Carolyn Hax: Her devotion to her sick dog gives her boyfriend distemper

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2017-10-11 69 7 Carolyn Hax: Should addicted daughter be allowed to see her sons?

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2017-10-13 42 5 Carolyn Hax: Acceptance-to-unconditional love is one giant leap for girlfriendkind

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2017-10-14 73 5 Carolyn Hax: The one thing everyone can do to be happier

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2017-10-15 90 12 Carolyn Hax: Mother-in-law offers free child care. She criticizes freely, too.

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2017-10-16 62 8 Carolyn Hax: How to ask girlfriend’s father for blessing? Or better still, why?

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2017-10-17 54 6 Carolyn Hax: How to teach an old horndog new tricks

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2017-10-18 60 5 Carolyn Hax: The ‘far too involved’ in-laws

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2017-10-19 62 7 Carolyn Hax: Husband shared pregnancy news. Let him share miscarriage news.

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2017-10-20 73 9 Carolyn Hax: Hubby needs to speak up about sister’s unrelenting attacks on wife

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2017-10-21 93 9 Carolyn Hax: Flirtatious married friend moved in on her crush. Now what?

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2017-10-22 73 8 Carolyn Hax: They seem to be moving in together in different directions

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2017-10-23 72 10 Carolyn Hax: Their beliefs differ. Can she have faith in their marriage enduring?

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2017-10-24 59 8 Carolyn Hax: A breadwinner with guilt and shame baked in

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2017-10-25 64 10 Carolyn Hax: With a girlfriend like her, you should get the sympathy cards

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2017-10-26 64 7 Carolyn Hax: They commiserated, then sister-in-law told mom

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2017-10-27 65 7 Carolyn Hax: Duty calls, he answers. I get a busy signal.

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2017-10-28 84 7 Carolyn Hax: ‘Be there’ for a demanding friend by being yourself

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2017-10-29 81 5 Carolyn Hax: Your sons’ friend’s family has guns, and you have questions

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2017-10-30 58 7 Carolyn Hax: The concern about a partner’s size outweighs the reason

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2017-10-31 62 8 Carolyn Hax: Home from college, daughter wants sleepover benefits for boyfriend

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2017-11-01 63 7 Carolyn Hax: Daughter-in-law is standoffish. Don’t make things standoff-ish.

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2017-11-02 54 8 Carolyn Hax: Urban relatives’ condescending comments make for a bumpy ride

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2017-11-04 64 6 Carolyn Hax: Ex says you’re the one who got away. Now you need to stay away.

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2017-11-05 73 9 Carolyn Hax: Have you broken your habit of lying enough to be honest about it?

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2017-11-06 57 7 Carolyn Hax: A dysfunctional divide that is too wide to bridge

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2017-11-07 32 4 Carolyn Hax: They’re being raised as twin brothers. So they are twin brothers.

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2017-11-08 41 6 Carolyn Hax: First step to making amends with neighbor is a long-overdue apology

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2017-11-09 35 5 Carolyn Hax: He won’t take care of himself, so his wife should protect herself

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2017-11-10 56 7 Carolyn Hax: Learning to say no is an essential life skill

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2017-11-12 51 7 Carolyn Hax: Her heart isn’t in another homecoming celebration

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2017-11-13 31 3 Carolyn Hax: Divorced mom worries how others will judge her dating decisions

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2017-11-14 55 7 Carolyn Hax: Yeah, but what about when ‘what’s on the inside’ is confusion?

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2017-11-15 51 5 Carolyn Hax: Listen to the little birdie that tells you to let people empty their own nests

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2017-11-23 77 7 Carolyn Hax: A sister’s visits mean so much . . . more work for the host.

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2017-11-30 9 1 Carolyn Hax: When loved ones act like they don’t give a lump of coal

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2017-12-01 52 7 Carolyn Hax: An introvert’s in-laws are moving across the street. What can she do?

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2017-12-02 76 8 Carolyn Hax: A road to happiness or a bridge too far?

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2017-12-03 62 8 Carolyn Hax: She thinks her fiance’s racism ‘seems like a pretty trivial thing’

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