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: Wedding plans favor the groom

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: I got engaged last month (yay!), and my fiancé and I are starting to plan our wedding. He…


Hax: Mom wants to stay with son during visits

Dear Carolyn: I’m a 70-year-old mom of a 35-year-old, newly married son, my only child. What are your thoughts about his telling me that if…


Hax: She's upset by hubby's retirement plans

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: Husband of 14 years is 6 ½ years younger than I am. He wants to retire even though his…


Hax: Bully from the past now reaches out

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: Today is my birthday and I'm getting some nice messages on Facebook.A woman I went to school with…


Hax: Son-in-law acting too rough with son

Dear Carolyn: My daughter and I are semi-estranged (her choice). She lives overseas. Very rarely she confides in me when she is troubled, and I…


Hax: Is kind daughter risking danger?

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: My daughter "Fiona" is 21 and just moved to her own apartment. Not a great neighborhood, but my…


Hax: Take law school one step at a time

Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn: I'm in my first week of law school and I'm soooo nervous.I honestly believed everyone when they warned…


Hax: Mom of toddler is in need of a new friend or two

Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Dear Carolyn: I’m a 30-something married woman with a toddler. I very much need one or two new…


Hax: Gift idea not as tacky as neighbor was

Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared in 2005.Dear Carolyn: I am organizing a birthday party for my 8-year-old son. One of the neighborhood…


Hax: Push this pushy sister-in-law out of the picture

Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared in 2005.Dear Carolyn: I am pregnant with my first child. I have a sister I am very…