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Carolyn Hax: College student confronted with microaggressions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:46:00 UT

A reader writes: "I have gotten many comments from classmates that I may have had an easier time getting into both the school and my program because I am a "double" minority; I am a minority woman in a male-dominated field."

Carolyn Hax: Dealing with Dad's dementia and new nasty streak

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:42:00 UT

A reader writes: "My father is in the early stages of dementia, and his controlling and critical side has turned into him just being mean...It's getting harder to shrug off my father's nastiness, especially because it's not directed at me -- just the whole universe, and sometimes my mother, who actually deals with it very well."

Carolyn Hax: Ruled out as guardian because of struggling son

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:24:00 UT

A reader writes: "This leads me to believe that A: she feels she would be able to parent my child better than me or B: this isn't about my son at all and she thinks I am a bad mother."

Carolyn Hax: Clash of the different parenting styles

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:26:00 UT

A reader writes: "My husband and I have different parenting styles, and each style is perfectly fine by itself. But when we are both trying to parent at the same time, the styles clash."

Carolyn Hax: Burdened by the household 'mental load'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:04:00 UT

A reader loves their partner, but also need them to start taking on the "mental load" of keeping a home clean and running. 

Carolyn Hax: Feeling judged over dinner choices

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:08:00 UT

A reader writes: "I usually avoid the question by turning it around, but it makes me feel horribly judged that I don't have the time/energy/desire to cook a lovely meal for myself after long days at work, and I don't know how to get this question to go away forever. Thoughts?"

Carolyn Hax: Friend's husband wants to be friends?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:20:00 UT

A reader writes: "I initially thought he was hitting on me and ignored his texts, but he was persistent, saying he just feels a good friendship is in the making and wanted to be friends with his "wifey's" friend. Am I overthinking or is my hunch right?"

Carolyn Hax: Paralyzed by anxiety and unsupported by spouse

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:00:00 UT

A reader writes: "I think I may have an undiagnosed case of anxiety (and)...I'm not sure what to do."

Carolyn Hax: Grieving for a mom who's still living

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:53:00 UT

A reader writes: "My mom has Stage 4 cancer and I'm grieving already. What do I do?"

Carolyn Hax: Providing the right support for son with brain cyst

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:36:00 UT

A reader writes: "My wondrous 24-year-old son has just been diagnosed with a brain cyst...My question is on how to be with him. Do I just say, 'Oh I'm sure it'll all be OK'?"

Carolyn Hax: Forgoing butterflies for a baby?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:35:00 UT

A reader writes: "How can you tell the difference between settling and making a good, logical decision?"

Carolyn Hax: Battle over kids' screen time

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:50:00 UT

A reader writes: "My husband decided the kids (two preschoolers, one elementary-age) should have no screen time in the morning. That would be fine, except that I get up much earlier than he does."

Carolyn Hax: Anxious grandma can't stop butting in

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:09:00 UT

A reader writes: "I'm having such a hard time staying out of my son's situation. He and his girlfriend just moved into an apartment, but can barely pay rent."

Carolyn Hax: Dad's friend may be emotionally abusive

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:48:00 UT

A reader writes: "'I'm looking for advice on how my sisters and I can deal with what we see as an emotionally abusive friend of our father's."