#1242: “What’s a helpful holiday gift for my 10YO niece who has crappy parents?”

Hello, Captain, Quick aside: I really like your switch to allowing comments only on select posts. It makes the whole site somehow calmer and more inviting. Being able to read your writing without the distraction of subconsciously wondering what sharp poky things might turn up at the bottom is relaxing in a way I wouldn't … Continue reading #1242: “What’s a helpful holiday gift for my 10YO niece who has crappy parents?”

#530: Annual Holiday Reminder: You Don’t Have to “Celebrate” With People Who Treat You Like Crap

Dear Captain Awkward. You have advised that a person does not “owe” anyone else their time, friendship, or anything, and I agree with this. However, I am struggling with being on the receiving end of this. My mother-in-law stopped speaking to me. And I feel SO MUCH anger and hurt over this; I have been … Continue reading #530: Annual Holiday Reminder: You Don’t Have to “Celebrate” With People Who Treat You Like Crap