Carolyn Hax | Star Tribune
Columnist | Relationships

Carolyn Hax is a 40-something repatriated New Englander with a liberal arts degree and a lot of opinions and that's about it, really, when you get right down to it. Oh, and the shoes. A lot of shoes. Her column, "Tell Me About It," appears Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.


Hax: How to handle Go Fund Me appeals

Dear Carolyn: Recently I have been somewhat deluged by requests from friends (and distant acquaintances) for Go Fund Me contributions so they can go on…


Hax: Girlfriend is much more than a picky eater

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: I've been with my girlfriend about a year and even though I love her, some days I consider…


Hax: Relative keeps bringing up a painful memory

Dear Carolyn: Once many years ago, my spouse had a brief sexual affair with a friend of ours, then came clean to me and cut…


Hax: How to lose weight when your spouse isn't on board with a diet

Dear Carolyn: My husband and I have both gained significant weight since we've been married, but I'm trying to mitigate that with diet and exercise.…


Hax: Helpful auntie bearing too much of the load

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: I'm 30 and live at home with my disabled mother and grandmother, and my younger sister and her…


Hax: Girlfriend's frequent spanking of son is clear abuse

Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Dear Carolyn: My longtime girlfriend is a single mom. I have a very good relationship with her son.…


Hax: Husband's aging parents 'not his problem'

Dear Carolyn: My husband, "John," is the oldest of three children. His siblings, "Bill" and "Sue," both live where they all were raised. Both parents…


Hax: Their relationship is quite the mess

Carolyn Hax is away. The following appeared in 2005.Dear Carolyn: My boyfriend and I have been together for 4 ½ years, living together for one. He…


Hax: Should he offer criticism on baby name ideas?

Carolyn Hax is away. The following appeared in 2005.   Dear Carolyn: My sister is pregnant for the first time, and I’m excited to become…


Hax: Too early to ask for exclusivity?

Carolyn Hax is away. The following appeared in 2005.Dear Carolyn: I have finally met a guy I really like. We have been seeing each other…