Rae McDaniel is back today, with many expert recommendations for interrupting the body-parts-gone-rogue => pain => anxiety about pain => weird body feelings- cycle.
The subject line says it all, for content warning purposes, though if it helps: The Letter Writer sent the person packing and it was not a *successful* grooming attempt.
Edit: zoom now sorted thanks Hi everyone, Kate from the London meetups here. Apologies for being AWOL so long but I have not had any spare energy to organise anything. I am going to attempt to run a London virtual meetup this weekend, as an experiment. For the first time, I'm limiting this to people … Continue reading London virtual meetup, 21st November
Weird holidays, weird year.
Once upon a time, a kind reader wrote in for advice about her friend, "Mary." Mary just cared about the Letter Writer SO MUCH, you see, that she felt entitled to advise her on any and all of life's challenges, kiss her on the top of the head, take over in the kitchen, recount a … Continue reading Update for #1208: “Question about Mom-friends being Too….’Mothering.'”
Content note for mention of suicidal ideation, and reminder that roommate fights are for "It's your turn to buy toilet paper," not "It actually oppresses me when your face does that." Dear Captain Awkward, I have a question about reconciling with friends when everyone involved has made mistakes. Sorry this is so long... My wife … Continue reading #1297: My friends had a huge falling-out with my wife. Can we ever be friends again?
Rae is back, restoring a sense of discovery and play to figuring out who the heck you are.
Greetings, it is the time for the periodic tradition where I answer search strings people typed in as if they are questions. First, I want to share a few links - Here I am at Vice, writing about family arguments, and I also want to call attention to S. Bear Bergman's recent post there: How … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: October Symphony (Oct. 2020)
Alert, alert, Mantrum in progress! Do not approach! Mantrum in progress!