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June 22, 2018

Q My fiance and I are getting married in my family’s hometown and my parents are hosting (and paying for) the wedding. My family are minimal drinkers though not opposed to some drinking. My fiance’s large extended family is accustomed to weddings with full open bars.

My parents’…

Carolyn Hax

June 20, 2018

Q: Do you have suggestions for a diet to prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones? I have been getting conflicting information. — E.L., Greenville

A: I am pleased that Kara Massotti will answer your question. Kara returns to Greenville from her dietetic internship and master’s in nutrition…

June 20, 2018

Q I am afraid I may be a controlling mom of my young adult daughter, but we have a dynamic in which she seeks me out often, solicits my advice, and makes me too important in her life. I admit to offering that advice because it is hard for me to draw a line between healthy support and presence, and…

Carolyn Hax

June 17, 2018

Q Our 15-year-old daughter has told us she’s in love with a 20-year-old guy who is in the Army and intending to make the Army his career. We’ve met him, and he is extremely respectful and well-mannered, and has told us he’s in love with her. We’ve made it clear to both of…

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June 17, 2018

Q Three of us ladies planned a trip to New York for two nights to see shows. We reserved a hotel room to share among us. Train and theater tickets were purchased ahead of time.

Several days before our planned departure, one person backed out because a relative was near death, and she needed to fly…

Carolyn Hax

June 17, 2018

HABITS AND PRACTICES

Dear Short Answers: My soon-to-be wife converted to Catholicism when she married her second husband and he insisted that they raise their children in the Catholic church. Now that we are getting married, she is insisting that I convert. Since we are much too old to have…

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June 15, 2018

Q I have a friend I have known since high school who has recently been in recovery for drinking. He is about six weeks into an outpatient system and has been doing well. A group of friends including my friend in recovery have been going on two camping trips a year. We have been doing this for more…

Carolyn Hax

June 13, 2018

Q: Please help spread the word about the 2018 Stop Summer Hunger Initiative. — B.S., Greenville

A: Hannah Conley, a second-year Brody medical student, attended a kickoff event May 30 for the 2018 Stop Summer Hunger Initiative in eastern North Carolina, led by the Food Bank of Central and…

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June 13, 2018

Q My best friend from college is one of the most honest and loyal people you could ever meet. She’s an amazing attorney, a devoted mom, a very good friend and a really mean wife. She and her husband are visiting me right now and it’s painful to hear the scathing tone she uses with her…

Carolyn Hax

June 10, 2018

Q My mother turns 90 this month. She said she wanted a party to celebrate the milestone. My three siblings are fine with carrying out her plan by helping with the invitations, finding a caterer, music, etc. I’m planning a surprise presentation for her to honor her artistry. We never discussed…

Carolyn Hax
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