Carolyn Hax can’t get to every question she receives, so every week, we ask readers to think like an advice columnist and submit their advice. Out of the many great responses we receive, we select a few standouts to publish on Wednesdays.
Previous reader questions have included worries for a daughter dating someone much older, finding hope after being cheated on and whether a boyfriend’s disdain for dogs is a dealbreaker. No matter the question, Carolyn’s readers always show up with thoughtful and useful advice. You can read last week’s question and responses here.
This week’s question is below. Check back on Wednesday to read our favorite answers. Responses may be edited for length or clarity.