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  • Godmother’s lack of presents/presence is maddeningFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Godmother has missed both a birthday and Christmas, which is starting to cause some tensions. Carolyn Hax says it may be time to let it go.

  • Husband doesn’t want to attend his son’s weddingFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Husband draws line in sand about traveling to California for adopted son's wedding and a bike ride for AIDS following the ceremony.

  • Enabling ex-girlfriend is bad for mental health of both Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Despite being treated poorly by ex-girlfriend, he still comforts her when she is having a bad time. Carolyn Hax says to stop enabling her so she can get the mental health care she needs.

  • Should she set record straight about leaked pregnancy news? Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Many years ago this woman had a good friend who shared the news of her pregnancy with her and one other girl, with instructions not to tell anyone else until after the first trimester. The news got out early and she was blamed and heavily criticized for it. They do not live in the same area anymore, so she does not want to be friends again, but she would like to finally set the record straight. Is that a good idea?

  • Sheís anxious over his anxiety and fitness Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. My boyfriend and I are in our early 20s, and have been together for about 2Ĺ years. In recent months weíve talked of ďbeing together for the long haul.Ē The problem is this: While I see the value in very healthy eating and daily exercise, he isnít quite on the same page.

  • Hard to tell if boyfriendís lies are minor or serious problem Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    She found out her boyfriend lied about a weekend get-away. He says he did it to spare her feeling, she's not sure what to think. Carolyn Hax says youth may be playing a part in the lies, but only time will tell.

  • The party of her dreams? Itís pure fictionJan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. When I was married four years ago, a shocking number of people did not understand the etiquette of being invited to a formal event. Some people showed up in jeans (yes) when the invite clearly stated ďcocktail attire.Ē Some people showed up without having RSVPíd.

  • ĎGreatí friends not so great after all Jan 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Circle of friends is now leaving one person out. Carolyn Hax says these mean girls may not be worth the time.

  • Her lies add up to a surprise pregnancy Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    She thought she wanted a child "above all else." So, she lied to her recent boyfriend about being on birth control and now finds herself pregnant ... and regretting the deceit. What should she do?

  • Friends at odds over expected privacy level Jan 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. Recently I was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage (but will still require surgery and other treatment). I have told only a very few people. One was a friend of over 20 years, who then told an acquaintance, someone I never would have told.

  • Itís OK to be alone while youíre healing Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. My husband committed suicide a year ago and itís been absolutely horrifying, not only for me but for my 8-year-old son as well.Recently, I have been trying to date and mingle due to my sonís worry I will be alone. Iím 30 and feel as though Iím doing something wrong. When I took my vows, I meant them, so I feel like Iím cheating or being unfaithful to my husband. He chose to do what he did, so should I be feeling this guilt when on a date? Please help.

  • Dating guy who dumped friend is just wrong Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Reader wants permission to date guy who dumped her friend after they met on a double date. Carolyn Hax says there is no way that is OK.

  • Trust your perceptions and make choices accordingly Jan 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Q. Iíve been in a relationship for three years with a wonderful man. At the beginning, I was deliriously happy. Recently, though, my boyfriend is acting differently toward me ó more withdrawn, needing more space, etc.

  • Larger problem(s) behind grandmaís Christmas present Dec 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Caroline Hax talks mom out of balling out grandma for buying 4-month-old grandson "baby laptop" with advice on drawing battle lines.

  • Relationship wonít work if you make girlfriend your projectDec 31, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mixed up new girlfriend says she needs space after last relationship ended so badly. He just wants to help "fix" her. Carolyn Hax says don't make anyone a project.

  • In love, heart should trump wealth Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Maybe I am just naive, but love should be judged on a personís heart, not their wallet. Am I wrong?

  • When a true friend shares a concern, listen Dec 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Q. My best friend, who is also my roommate, sometimes makes comments to me such as, ďYou act so different around X group of friends,Ē even though there have been hardly a handful of times when we have all been in one room.

  • Intervening in ugly dispute may be a waste of time Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Reader says her friend and the and the man she had an affair with are in an ugly dispute. She wants to know if she should intervene. Carolyn Hax says it probably is a waste of time.

  • Reader advises notifying doctor with health concerns about loved ones Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    I often wish advice columnists would counsel neighbors, family and friends who are concerned about someone to send a letter to the patientís doctor, one reader says.

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