Grandma heard us say she’s boring and we hate to visit. Hax readers give advice.

The 'boring' grandma they 'hate' to visit overhears them admitting that, then moves away without leaving her new address.

By Carolyn Hax and Haben KelatiJuly 12, 2023

Meghan Leahy: Daughter has ADHD, and I feel like I’m failing her

Teen girl with ADHD won't get out of bed, stares at her phone and her parent is not sure how to help

By Meghan LeahyJuly 12, 2023

Miss Manners: Friends keep correcting my ‘unacceptable’ choice of words

How can this letter-writer respond to friends pointing out language they deem offensive?

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 12, 2023

Ask Amy: Grandma ignores parents’ babysitting rules

Letter writer and spouse disagree about limiting kids time with Grandma who lets them on social media.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 12, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Give up dream opportunity abroad to support aging parents?

After decades supporting clingy, difficult parents, a letter-writer is torn over pursuing a "lifelong dream abroad."

By Carolyn HaxJuly 12, 2023

Ask Amy: Dad is always on his phone when he is with the kids

Dad is always on his phone when with his kids, but he still wants free time.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 11, 2023

Miss Manners: Does the valet service charge count as the tip?

Should this letter-writer leave a tip for the valet after paying the service charge?

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 11, 2023

Carolyn Hax: She’s mad her ex is dating after they agreed to break up

They broke up and agreed to date other people, but she wasn't ready for her ex to embrace that idea so fully.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 11, 2023

Ask Amy: How do I ask my daughter to respond to my texts?

A letter-writer has an adult daughter who never answers texts.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 10, 2023

Miss Manners: Friend finds it inappropriate for me to stay with a man

Is it okay that this married woman stays at the house of her male friend when she visits?

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 10, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Distance complicates response to mom’s cancer diagnosis

Long distances and strong personalities complicate a family's response to a mother's cancer diagnosis.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 10, 2023

Ask Amy: I’m worried about my hairstylist who often has facial bruises

The letter writer can’t help but notice their hair stylist always has a new bruise.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 9, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Grandma moves next door, sees chance to rewrite rules

A grandma sees moving next door to her grandkids as a beachhead to force change to her daughter-in-law's rules.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 9, 2023

Miss Manners: Is it tacky to bring gifts with son’s school application?

Letter writer wants to include pastries with son’s application to a competitive school.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 8, 2023

Ask Amy: Neighbors keep asking to invite others to our progressive dinners

The letter writer doesn’t want more couples invited to their neighborly dinner parties.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 8, 2023

Carolyn Hax: Trusting her taste after lifetime of dressing for others

A letter writer is eager to build trust in her own taste after dressing to please everyone.

By Carolyn HaxJuly 8, 2023

Miss Manners: Friend dropped me because I don’t dye my gray hair

Friend dropped the letter writer because they won’t dye away their gray hair.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinJuly 7, 2023

Carolyn Hax: How aggressively to help a foundering widowed friend?

Grieving friend is a physical and emotional mess. Can they step in to help her clean up?

By Carolyn HaxJuly 7, 2023

Ask Amy: Niece invites cousin to wedding ceremony but not reception

A letter writer’s niece is allowing kids at the wedding ceremony but not at the reception.

By Amy DickinsonJuly 7, 2023

Ask Sahaj: My siblings are using my mom as a 24-hour babysitter

A reader feels their siblings are taking advantage of their mom for child care and wonders if they should intervene.

By Sahaj Kaur KohliJuly 6, 2023