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Carolyn Hax On Divorce

Posted by Elizabeth Steen | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Washington Post advice column, “Tell Me About It…” is really, really helpful for people who have been divorced. A lot of people might not know that writer Carolyn Hax went through a public, messy divorce from her now ex-husband, Nick Galifianakis, who also works on the advice column with her. This quote from her ex is one of the best I've seen on the topic, “We were a great couple that could maybe be greater apart. The point of the column is not to keep people together; it's for people to be happy. And sometimes being happy means making that kind of adjustment, where maybe you're not together.”

I got through my divorce, and so much more, by compulsively reading and re-reading her columns. So I hope these greatest hits from her column are helpful to someone else.

Carolyn Hax: Asking The Divorce ‘Whys'

Carolyn Hax: Telling Kids About Divorce

Carolyn Hax: Getting A Divorce From Shame, Too

Carolyn Hax: Make Peace With Your Decision To Divorce

Carolyn Hax: Look Forward, Not Inward (Just For Right Now)

Carolyn Hax: How Do People Handle A Divorce?

Carolyn Hax: I Don't Want A Second Divorce From Abusive Spouse

Carolyn Hax: How To Handle An Ex After Years Of Emotional Abuse

Carolyn Hax: We All Deserve People Who Feel Lucky To Have Us

Carolyn Hax: What Not To Do In Case Anyone Needs To Hear A Worst Case Scenario

About the Author

Elizabeth Steen

Elizabeth Steen is licensed in Washington State as well as Washington D.C. After work, Elizabeth enjoys making her West Seattle renowned flan recipe with her daughter, which she’s willing to share with favorite clients. She also enjoys hiking, yoga and chasing her family’s fantasy football league title every fall.


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