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September 12, 2018

Q My 27-year-old daughter recently broke up with her live-in boyfriend. Now she wants me to tell her I’m on her side of every dispute.

It’s her life, she’s an adult: Got it. But should I really be expected to tell her she acted well when she didn’t? She was needlessly cruel,…

Carolyn Hax

September 09, 2018

Q My husband of 15 years has two sisters who live two and four hours away, respectively. Sadly, both parents died five years ago. We try to keep the family ties despite the distance.

Ten years ago, the sister who lives closer to us, “Liz,” married “George.” George has three…

Carolyn Hax

September 09, 2018

As another school year begins, one of many pertinent questions is “Has the per-child or per-teacher (it doesn’t matter) rate of verbal and emotional abuse by teachers on students increased dramatically over the past 50 years or is it that the definition of such abuse has been dumbed…

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September 09, 2018

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Dear Short Answers: I’ve been a friend of Mary Claire’s for five years now. Her daughter is getting married and does not want any of her former coaches or teachers present (my husband is one of them). Mary Claire asked if I can attend as the guest of another…

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September 07, 2018

Q My parents (mom and stepdad) are in their 70s, retired, healthy and doing well financially. They spend their money on traveling the globe and constantly remodeling their new Florida McMansion. That’s fine. They can spend their money on whatever makes them happy.

They weren’t the most…

Carolyn Hax

September 05, 2018

Q: Our pediatrician suggested we eat more meals at home. Can it really be that important? We just have too much going on to eat at home. — F.J., Winterville

A: I would encourage you to try to eat at least one meal a week at home with your children. Chelsea Viscardi, a second-year Brody…

KathyKolasa

September 05, 2018

Q I’ve been in a serious relationship with someone pretty wonderful for the most part of a year. We’re super compatible and it could be the real thing. But now something has come up that has made me question it.

I’m a recovering alcoholic, and got sober with the help of my family…

Carolyn Hax

September 02, 2018

SO MUCH FOR FRIENDSHIP

Dear Short Answers: A woman at work is getting married next year and has been asking me for a lot of advice about her wedding plans since I recently got married myself. I planned my wedding for almost two years and it was amazing. So I don’t feel like I should give…

Short Answers

August 31, 2018

Q What do you do when a good friend is about to tie the knot with a dud? He’s not a bad guy; he’s just a dud. They live in different cities and fight all the time because he doesn’t call, he doesn’t write, he’s not doing this, he’s not doing that —…

Carolyn Hax

August 29, 2018

Q: Will you please provide a public service and write a science-based column on flatulence? — P.C. and W.S., Greenville

A: I’m not sure what prompted this request from Dr. Paul Camnitz and Mr. Waighty Scales (and they did say I could use their names), but here we go. It doesn’t…

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