#441: Feeling my way as live-in girlfriend to father of an 11-year-old girl

Hello! I didn't find anything in the archives so I hope I'm not asking this when it's been covered before. My boyfriend and I live together with his 11 y/o daughter, and I'm having some trouble figuring out how to be "dad's girlfriend." Quick background: My boyfriend (we'll call him A) had his daughter (N) … Continue reading #441: Feeling my way as live-in girlfriend to father of an 11-year-old girl

#399: “But you oooowe me!” — entitlement rears its head again

Dear Captain Awkward, I'm a 20-something who's had a hell of a year. I was in an accident earlier this year and am still recuperating: I've had three major surgeries and have one more coming up. I just restarted therapy for childhood trauma, and I have moved several times this year due to bad roommate … Continue reading #399: “But you oooowe me!” — entitlement rears its head again

#390: How can I support my mom without getting swamped by her emotions?

Dear Captain Awkward: My dad's health is declining- in the past three years he's had a quadruple bypass, and is now on dialysis. My mom, who doesn't have a big support network and who isn't talkative about her feelings at the best of times, is running herself ragged keeping up with his doctors appointments, sorting … Continue reading #390: How can I support my mom without getting swamped by her emotions?