Carolyn Hax: How to stop the hurt when family relationships fall short

It's one thing to “face reality and change your expectations" of family, but to get over feeling hurt is another, tougher thing.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 13, 2022

Miss Manners: How to respond when friends take calls in front of you

Reader wants a proper response to companions who take long calls.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 13, 2022

Ask Amy: My brother berates me and my parents take his side

Reader’s brother has never been nice to them, but their parents are always taking his side and wanting them to be closer.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 13, 2022

Carolyn Hax: How to cultivate calm during a stressful move

Moving homes has a writer feeling stressed and wondering how to cultivate calm during difficult situations.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 12, 2022

Ask Amy: My tenants don’t appreciate me so I want to raise their rent

A landlord thinks his tenants, who pay their rent in full each month, are "unappreciative and oblivious" to all the breaks he's given them.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 12, 2022

Miss Manners: I love my daughter’s cooking but I can’t eat sugar

Reader wonders how to enjoy her daughter’s cooking while also not eating sugar.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 12, 2022

Carolyn Hax: In-laws keep bringing meat dishes to vegetarian new mom

She’s a vegetarian recovering from a C-section. Her in-laws are bringing meals to "help" her and her husband, but they all contain meat.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 11, 2022

Ask Amy: I found out my boyfriend has another child

Reader feels betrayed after her boyfriend discovered he has another child who is 5 years old.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 11, 2022

Miss Manners: Should we arrive on time for a kid’s birthday party?

Reader wonders about the etiquette of showing up on time for a kid’s birthday party.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 11, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Why would brother-in-law not tell you he supports your cause?

A volunteer is confused when the name of a brother-in-law who "wasn't very political" turns up as a major donor to their partisan cause.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 10, 2022

Ask Amy: Wife is afraid to go out after anti-Asian attack and harassment

Reader’s wife was attacked randomly on the street. After a wave of targeted harassment against Asian women, she’s afraid to go out alone.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 10, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Caretaker struggles with a lack of reciprocal support from friends

The person who usually cares for everyone else is going through a rough time, and the lack of friend support brings "extra sadness."

By Carolyn HaxJuly 9, 2022

Ask Amy: What do I do with my late girlfriend’s possessions?

Reader wonders how to set up a garage sale to sell their late girlfriend’s possessions.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 9, 2022

Miss Manners: My co-worker is constantly distracting me

Reader’s co-worker constantly talks to himself, paces around and smacks his lips loudly while eating.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 9, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Partner is saddened that his proposal got only a ‘maybe’

If the response to a proposal is an enthusiastic "let me think about it," is that the same thing as a "no"?

By Carolyn HaxJuly 8, 2022

Ask Amy: A man keeps interrupting my workout at the gym

A man continues to bother the reader at the gym, and he’s invading her space.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 8, 2022

Miss Manners: A friend’s wife wants us to pay for his birthday party

Reader is shocked that a friend’s wife, who organized a birthday party for her husband, asked for money to help pay for the event two days before it happened.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 8, 2022

Ask Sahaj: The future of the country feels bleak. How can I cope?

From the overturning of Roe to uncertainty in my personal life, how do I build resilience amid the ongoing unpredictability?

By Sahaj Kaur KohliJuly 7, 2022

Carolyn Hax: If he loved you, he wouldn’t say, ‘If you loved me …’

A boyfriend uses, “If you loved me, you would have ___," when his partner doesn't do what he wants.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 7, 2022

Ask Amy: We were together 13 years and then I cheated. Can I fix it?

Reader emotionally cheated on their fiance after being together for 13 years. They want to fix the trust they broke.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 7, 2022