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Adapted from a recent online discussion. [Read More]
Despite your feelings, don't fault your brother and his wife for the way they raise their kids. [Read More]
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Question: I allowed my daughter and her now-husband to continue to live with me after they got married a few months ago, in hopes that... [Read More]
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Plus: Question your friendship if your friends don't understand why you don't want their dog jumping on you. [Read More]
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A reader writes: "Now I am hesitant to send any common emails because I don't want her to lash out at us again. As a... [Read More]
Plus: For nosy family and friends, direct approach usually works best. [Read More]
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A reader writes: "He always told me if we ever broke up that he would ALWAYS be my friend. Over the past month, I've seen... [Read More]
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You need to accept that this relationship may not end as well as your others. [Read More]
Dear Carolyn: It has been more than a month since my ex and I had an argument, and we haven't spoken to each other since.... [Read More]
A reader writes: "In my childhood, criticism from my parents was the constant theme. My grades were never good enough, my room was never clean... [Read More]
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It might be time to step back to try to understand why they were so strict. [Read More]
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Unless it's part of a pattern, make nice. Don't we all lose our composure once in a while? [Read More]
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Question: I am writing about a behavior common to a close relative and a friend. They notice something about someone and then "give them the... [Read More]
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Plus: Gifts shouldn't be quid pro quo. Give or receive from the heart. [Read More]
Those able to strike the right tone can do so in a clearly affectionate way, says Carolyn Hax, while others just sound mean — and... [Read More]
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Compromise is probably better than a hard-and-fast rule. [Read More]
Independent vs. codependent: You can love him and help him before you marry him. [Read More]
Question: We Americans are used to large restaurant portions. Often when dining out with friends, someone suggests an entree she wants to split, and since... [Read More]
Practice toughening up before you're faced with a more serious situation. [Read More]
Dear Carolyn: Americans are used to large restaurant portions. Often when dining out with friends, someone suggests an entree she wants to split, and because... [Read More]
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