#892: How do I get my sister to pay me the money she owes me?

Hello Captain Awkward, I have a long question about how to get a family member to pay back the money they owe you. First bit of background: I recently got married and moved to another country VERY far away. It's been almost a year now and really wonderful (except where my sister is concerned). My … Continue reading #892: How do I get my sister to pay me the money she owes me?

#800: F is for “Family, Finances & Feelings.” D is for “Disengage.”

Can I say how much I love this LW's original email subject line: "A Soap Opera Problem--families torn apart over money, demanding parents, undutiful daughters who are me, sons trying to bear the whole burden." Yeah!!!! Dear Captain Awkward, I'd really appreciate your advice on a family problem. Dad grew up privileged, then was mostly-disinherited … Continue reading #800: F is for “Family, Finances & Feelings.” D is for “Disengage.”

#608: My partner wants to move in together, but I don’t feel comfortable combining finances with him.

Ahoy, Captain! My partner and I have been together for about three years now. We don't live together, but lately my partner has been saying that he would like to start cohabiting -  not necessarily immediately, just at some point. Mostly I'm the one saying "let's not." There's a few reasons for that, but a … Continue reading #608: My partner wants to move in together, but I don’t feel comfortable combining finances with him.

#601 and #602: Bodies and money and shame when you have nothing to be ashamed of.

Ahoy Captain, I'm writing this after reading about the LW who kept getting stuck with the check.  I'm in the inverse of a similar situation, and I'm not sure of the best approach.  I've just started a job in an awesome place with a bunch of wonderful, appropriately friendly co-workers.  Apart from loving what I … Continue reading #601 and #602: Bodies and money and shame when you have nothing to be ashamed of.

#586: Splitting the bill with people who always forget their wallet.

Dear Captain, I was wondering if you could spare some advice on how to go dutch (AKA 'make-people-pay-their-share) with people who are 'sensitive' (where 'sensitive' is in the ''easily-offended' way, not the 'sensitive-they'll-figure-it-out-with-only-a-little-prompting' way.) And these 'people' are all members of my in-law family which I would described as a relationships which are 'generally-pretty-friendly' but … Continue reading #586: Splitting the bill with people who always forget their wallet.

#573, #574, #575 and #576: Applying the Sheelzebub Principle

Four letters about The Guy Who Would Be Perfect If Not For That One Dealbreaker Thing. I didn't publish the 5th of this ilk that came in this week, which was about a perpetually-unemployed-and-not-trying, bad-in-bed man who was also mean. That one was too easy (Bees! Run!). These are harder because people don't have to … Continue reading #573, #574, #575 and #576: Applying the Sheelzebub Principle

#564: I’m dreading the prospect of a summer houseguest, but I feel like I can’t say no.

Dear Captain, I have a dilemma. I’ve been having a terrible year in 2014 (and 2013 was pretty shit also!) My husband and I have been having a rocky year in our marriage, I have just started an antidepressant to deal with my ongoing and dangerous depression, we have a $25,000 fee to pay to … Continue reading #564: I’m dreading the prospect of a summer houseguest, but I feel like I can’t say no.