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July 26, 2017

Q We are very excited that my wife is pregnant. I love to fish, and we eat a lot of fish. We have been cautioned that it might not be good for her to eat fish while pregnant. I searched the web, and there seems to be conflicting information. — R.G., Winterville.

A Congratulations.…

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July 26, 2017

Q I would like your perspective on a ghosting situation. I met “Rose” four years ago in college. We kept in touch even after she transferred to a different college and after I graduated and moved to D.C. Despite a six-year age difference, we’ve always gotten along and talked…

Carolyn Hax

July 23, 2017

Q I’m 25 and just finished a three-year graduate program. Early on I met this guy, G., who pursued me multiple times but I always rejected him.

I entered graduate school as a very sheltered, innocent girl. I think that was what attracted G. I then befriended a couple of girls who influenced…

Carolyn Hax

July 23, 2017

Q We’ve just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively “expelled” from the private school he attended last year because of repeated instances of stealing small items from classmates and, on one occasion, from the teacher’s desk. We’re rather shocked…

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July 21, 2017

Q My partner said something hurtful, which was not meant to hurt me but did. After I explained why it hurt and how I felt, he refused to apologize for hurting my feelings.

When I explained that people who care about each other are supposed to apologize if they cause hurt even unintentionally, and I…

Carolyn Hax

July 19, 2017

Q: Is “milk” made from plant products such as almonds, rice or soy healthier than cow’s milk? — C.K., Greenville

A: When I led grocery-store tours earlier this year, I was stunned by what I saw in the milk case — lots of dairy alternatives called “milk.…

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July 19, 2017

Q Can therapy for anger ever really work? My husband is a screamer and a bully when he feels he isn’t getting the attention (sex) he “deserves.” He agreed to go to individual counseling a few months ago after I issued an ultimatum; we have small children and I wanted to give it…

Carolyn Hax

July 14, 2017

Q I know teasing can be a playful way to get close or nudge us not to take ourselves too seriously. But sometimes I feel my wife uses it to express an opinion or point about me without saying it straight out.

These exchanges always seem a bit off, like little sidelong digs, but if I look at…

Carolyn Hax

July 12, 2017

Q My fiance’s sister and I have a strained relationship. I see her only at Thanksgiving, Christmas and occasional family events. She does not acknowledge me upon entering a room, her home or my home. She heads straight to one of her family members without a word even when I acknowledge her.…

Carolyn Hax

July 12, 2017

Q I am tired of feeling constipated all the time. One of my friends said it was probably because of the way I eat. I pretty much eat what’s fast, convenient and cheap. — W.T., Greenville

A You didn’t say how old you are or describe the way you eat, but I think I can guess that you…

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