Carolyn Hax

Washington, D.C.


Education: Harvard University, BA in History and Literature

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
Latest from Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax: When grandparents visit, toddler still goes to day care

Visiting grandparents are offended when their granddaughter is sent to day care instead of spending time with them.

May 14, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Friend’s ‘boundaries’ mean she holds you at arm’s length

A letter writer isn't sure it’s worth keeping a friend who set new boundaries and now won't open up about her own life.

May 13, 2023

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

May 12, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Husband uses toddler for petty stunt during argument

A letter writer is appalled by husband's use of their toddler during an argument to pull a petty stunt in public.

May 12, 2023

Carolyn Hax: A few A-minuses? Parents say ‘summer school and therapy.’

Parents want summer school and life-coaching for a teen whose grades have "slipped" — from A to A-minus.

May 11, 2023

‘Moderately famous’ brother never asks about us. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Letter writer is bothered their ‘moderately famous’ actor brother is mad they didn’t ask about his play.

May 10, 2023

Carolyn Hax: ‘Self-focused’ friend grows needier amid marital crisis

A letter writer loses patience with a friend who has become needy during her year-long marital crisis.

May 10, 2023

Carolyn Hax: A month post-wedding, her in-laws push for grandkids

Just two months into her marriage, a 'walking vessel' is under pressure to produce her in-laws' grandchildren.

May 9, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Grandparent thinks one twin doesn’t deserve equal gifts

A grandparent doesn’t want to give the same amount of gifts to a misbehaving grandson and his well-behaved twin.

May 8, 2023

Carolyn Hax: 20 years into marriage, can unhappiness just be a phase?

After more than two decades of marriage, this parent of adolescent children feels "unfulfilled and sad."

May 7, 2023