#1148: “Navigating the aftermath of the abuse in the social circle.”

Hey there, Captain Awkward – My dear roommate (Clay)’s ex-boyfriend was abusive. He had mental health issues, and emotionally manipulated roommate (they/them) in various ways. I spent a lot of time helping my roommate to process the feels and vulnerabilities emerging around what happened in their relationship – and potentially over invested myself in their … Continue reading #1148: “Navigating the aftermath of the abuse in the social circle.”

Reader Question #14: Spiritual abuse, maybe. How is a church like a high school Dungeons & Dragons game?

Dear Captain Awkward: I appreciated your advice regarding being open to the possibility that two siblings can grow up in the same home but have completely different experiences and interpretations of the environment. As I was reading I found myself identifying with the sister, whom the question-asker describes as still being stuck in the abusive … Continue reading Reader Question #14: Spiritual abuse, maybe. How is a church like a high school Dungeons & Dragons game?