#987: “Coming out as trans to family at (or before) a family wedding.”

Dear Captain, I am transgender (he/him pronouns), and came out to my immediate family last year. I have not come out to my extended family because – well, I don’t consider it their business! In my mind it would be like telling loosely connected acquaintances. The issue is this: my younger brother is getting married … Continue reading #987: “Coming out as trans to family at (or before) a family wedding.”

#940: “My wedding is in 20 days and I think I gotta cancel.”

Ahoy Captain and Commentariat! I feel horrible for writing in with this question because Fiancee and I are supposed to be getting married in roughly 20 days. This was the healthiest relationship I’ve ever been in and the most serious, but I’m so stressed out I’m about to snap. We met two years ago, started … Continue reading #940: “My wedding is in 20 days and I think I gotta cancel.”

#929: “I said I’d be in someone’s wedding even though I wanted to fade out on our friendship. Now what?”

Dear Captain, I have a school friend, “Susan.” We met last year when I started the program. Around the time this school year started, I started therapy to address Issues, and I came to the decision that Susan should become a Small Doses Friend. I find Susan kind of draining to interact with, and I … Continue reading #929: “I said I’d be in someone’s wedding even though I wanted to fade out on our friendship. Now what?”

#900: “It’s been two years. My sister is still mad that I did not choose her as my Maid of Honor at my wedding.”

Dear Captain Awkward, I got married 2 years ago, and since then Older Sister & I haven’t spoken. What prompted the silence was that she wasn’t a Maid of Honor at my wedding. Let me preface this by saying I come from a Southern family where weddings are a big deal, but if it had … Continue reading #900: “It’s been two years. My sister is still mad that I did not choose her as my Maid of Honor at my wedding.”

#896: “One wedding, one funeral, and a crapton of sibling conflict.”

Dear Captain Awkward, My brother died suddenly in an accident in May. He was my only full sibling. The only sibling I grew up with and lived with. I also have 3 older half siblings from my father’s first marriage- we’re not super close, we see each other at holidays and text quarterly updates. After … Continue reading #896: “One wedding, one funeral, and a crapton of sibling conflict.”