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February 21, 2018

Q I am in the middle of a growing crisis in my extended family because of revelations from a DNA match. After getting my results, I was contacted by a woman looking for her biological family. It quickly became apparent she was the child my sister gave up for adoption 52 years ago.

I made contact…

Carolyn Hax

February 18, 2018

Q You seem to be opposed to putting children into any sort of psychological therapy. That’s curious, especially given that you’re a child psychologist. What is your explanation for this, and are there any situations in which you would be in favor of therapy for a child?

A As I said in a…


February 18, 2018

Q I’m a newish stay-at-home mom finding it hard to connect with my spouse, my friends and my “old” life. I have no family support system and none of my friends have offered or shown any interest in helping with my little one. My whole life has turned upside down (not unexpected),…

Carolyn Hax

February 18, 2018


Dear Short Answers: My son was just laid off at his job after only six months, and he has hinted strongly that he would like to come back to live at home. But I don’t know if this is a good idea. There are few good jobs in the small town where we live, and I…

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