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Carolyn Hax: Should a 17-year-old be buying lingerie for his girlfriend?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:33:00 UT

A reader writes: "My 17-year-old grandson bought his 17-year-old girlfriend of barely two months lingerie from Victoria's Secret. I think this is very inappropriate. He thinks I'm a dinosaur."

Carolyn Hax: Sister won't make the jump into adulthood

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:22:00 UT

A reader writes: "Recently both of my parents have come separately to ask me to 'talk to your sister' and encourage her to move out, but they refuse to confront her directly...What should I do?"

Carolyn Hax: Talking to tweens about body image

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:18:00 UT

A reader writes: "Do you have any advice for approaching or responding to the topics of body image, healthy eating and exercising with my tween daughter?"

Carolyn Hax: Divorced mom wants to casually date

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:04:00 UT

A reader writes: "For the first time since way before my marriage ended, I miss dating and specifically romantic intimacy -- not just sex but closeness, having someone care for me."

Carolyn Hax: Longtime military wife can't endure another reunion

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:52:00 UT

A reader writes: "I feel crummy that I want to spend my time doing what focuses on the present and not live in the past, even if it is only for three days. Should I stay or should I go?"

Carolyn Hax: Fighting fair in marriage

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:14:00 UT

A reader writes: "My family has been under sustained stress for the last five years -- moves, job losses, and medical issues with our parents and grown siblings."

Carolyn Hax: Student can't say no to manipulative friend

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 01:05:00 UT

A reader writes: "I've tried to gently explain to her that acting as her security blanket is emotionally draining for me and that she should try to reach out to Alex or others as well as me, but she acted deeply offended and was angry with me for being 'selfish.'"

Carolyn Hax: Binge-eating husband is a runaway train

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:46:00 UT

A reader writes: "My husband had a heart attack two years ago and nothing we do gets him to eat better."

Carolyn Hax: When the un-neighborly neighbor is you

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:15:00 UT

A reader writes: "We're a close-knit, supportive group on this street but she's missing out. I want to fix this but don't know how. What can I try that I haven't already done?"

Carolyn Hax: How 'twin brothers' can respond to nosy questions

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:55:00 UT

A reader writes: "The boys never seem to give it any thought, until adults ask nosy questions like, "Why do you boys say you're brothers when you're not?" Our family hasn't come up with the right answer to that question and I'm wondering if you could help us. Thanks."

Carolyn Hax: The communication chasm with in-laws

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 23:40:00 UT

A reader writes: "My spouse and his parents seem to have a huge rift when it comes to communication -- meaning, what someone should be told versus what they ask."

Carolyn Hax: Recovering liar seeks an authentic life

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 16:59:00 UT

A reader writes: "Do you have to tell someone about your past to absolve yourself?"

Carolyn Hax: Moved on, but ex believes they're 'the one who got away'

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 16:40:00 UT

A reader writes: "What am I supposed to do about an ex who regrets calling off our wedding?"

Carolyn Hax: Supporting niece through abusive relationship

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:30:00 UT

A reader writes: "Is there anything I can do? These are all adults making choices with consequences, now including a sibling rift."