Hello everyone! Pandemic rules in England now allow us to meet up without restriction, although outdoors is recommended and we still need to be sensible. So, here we go: 14th August, 2pm, Hyde Park. Please bring your own: Picnic blanket or similarAny folding chairs etc. you may want to useFood and drink for yourselfMasks unless … Continue reading London meetup in a park – August
#1346: “My new ‘friend’ has alt-right skeletons in her closet. How do I nope out?”
"Inside this lady are two bigots, one is capable of acting nice sometimes and the other is not, don't feed either of them with your time, sympathy, or attention."
June 12th London meetup in a Park
Edit: my train line has been shut down by an accident so I will be late, sorry I'll get there as fast as I can Edit: now meeting 2pm Hello everyone! Sorry it's been a long time, but to be honest I couldn't cope with yet another online meeting. However, the rules in England now … Continue reading June 12th London meetup in a Park
Ten. 10. TEN.
Happy New Year! This blog is 10 years old today.
London virtual meetup, 21st November
Edit: zoom now sorted thanks Hi everyone, Kate from the London meetups here. Apologies for being AWOL so long but I have not had any spare energy to organise anything. I am going to attempt to run a London virtual meetup this weekend, as an experiment. For the first time, I'm limiting this to people … Continue reading London virtual meetup, 21st November
#1283: “I need to resign as my friend’s son’s godmother.”
How do you back out when when someone manipulates you - successfully- into something you don't want to do? Plus, help for when you need to ghost a baby and his manipulative parents.
#1282: “I want to support my friend without helping him with all his class assignments.”
Hi Captain, I am trying to figure out how to still be supportive of my friend continuing on to grad school when I recently had to dropout of my own program due to a lot of different reasons (COVID striking my family, online course-work not being a good avenue for me, extra course-work due to … Continue reading #1282: “I want to support my friend without helping him with all his class assignments.”
#1281: “Every conversation with my mom is an interrogation of my life choices.”
How does a gentle reminder about doing your laundry from someone who loves you become an existential struggle? Plus, strategies for changing unhealthy communication patterns that do not rely on *persuading* the other person to change for you. Dear Captain Awkward, What are some good scripts for telling my mother I don't want or need … Continue reading #1281: “Every conversation with my mom is an interrogation of my life choices.”
Link! How To Make More LGBTQ Friends
I don't know who needs to read this but S. Bear Bergman is at Vice today with a piece on how to make more LGBTQ friends that includes both in-person hangouts and activities and online community recs tailored to these pandemical times. j/k I know exactly who needs to read this, half of you wrote … Continue reading Link! How To Make More LGBTQ Friends
#1274 and #1275: COVID-19 and Family Visits and Weddings
Hi, Captain, To cut to the chase, I (she/her) have an autoimmune disease for which I take several immunosuppressant medications — none of which are working particularly well. My parents are both over the age of 60. You can probably tell where this is going. My sister (she/her) is getting married at the end of … Continue reading #1274 and #1275: COVID-19 and Family Visits and Weddings