There's a reason parents of little kids are freaking out right now, howabout we start with not treating their fear like it's a baseless inconvenience?
#1360: “Is there any reasonable way to ask the father who abandoned me if I can have my dead mother’s wedding ring?”
Maybe your avoidant parent will be so avoidant that he'll do what you want in order to avoid conflict.
#1359: Sibling’s Christmas Decorations Are Making My Parents Break Down
The problem with ultimatums is sometimes people take you up on them.
#1357: “My sister won’t come home for Christmas.”
Weird family stuff AND art school? Welcome to my wheelhouse.
It Came From The Search Terms: November 2021
Somebody typed it into a search engine and ended up here. Challenge accepted!
#1354: “Navigating social life after my partner’s recent cancer diagnosis.”
"Oh, we just tell people my partner is dying for funsies, that way we can hear all about yoga, religion, and diets in excruciating detail, I love getting medical advice from non-doctors!"
#1350: Quarantine Holidays Round 2: Anti-Vaxxer Edition
You do not have to show up at unsafe parties even if it makes other people sad, this year or any year.
#1345: Newborns, vaccines, and visiting relatives.
Wear a seatbelt! Where's your helmet? Will there be parents there? Parenthood requires willingness to say no to lots of fun stuff in the name of safety, there's no time like the present to get started.
#1339: Tired of “Moocher” Son-In-Law
Your house, your rules, so spell them out from now on and give your son-in-law a chance to surprise you.
It Came From The Search Terms: June 2021 Is Busting Out All Over
Soft rejections, mixing finances, and a primer for dealing with loaded questions.