I’m Carolyn Hax, an advice columnist at The Washington Post since 1997. I’m here to answer your questions about being an advice columnist. AMA!
EDIT: Thanks so much for your questions today. It’s been fun talking about advice instead of advising, but I hope you will come back for the advice, too. Submit questions here: https://thewashingtonpost.formstack.com/forms/carolyn_hax_questions
And here’s the live chat link again: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/advice/carolyn-hax-discussions/
And my author page: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/carolyn-hax/
Carolyn Hax here, hi everyone. I look forward to your questions about my advice column for The Washington Post.
I got this job in 1997 as a reward for being 30 and exceedingly snarky to my editor at The Post about the quality of advice columns for younger readers. My version launched with an “Advice for the Under-30 Crowd” tag that we later scrapped as too limiting. Nick Galifianakis, my then-husband, has illustrated the column since its first year, and we’ve been syndicated since 1998.
I’ve been at this for more than a quarter century but won’t attempt to advise anyone at AMA speed. Today is more for questions about being an advice columnist, a weird way to make a living. So, what would you like to know? I’ll do my best to answer, and thanks for having me here.