Dear Captain Awkward, Background: I'm losing my home to gentrification. I'm disabled and receive rent assistance from the housing authority. After what I'd planned as a fun day out (I've been severely agoraphobic lately and trying to force myself to get out more) became an unpleasant evening waiting for buses in the cold, damp, dark, … Continue reading Question 156: Maintaining boundaries when you have to ask for help.
Hello, lovely readers, I was out of commission for a few days attending a family funeral, doing what you do at funerals - cry until you can laugh again, eat, and tell stories. The most awkward thing I encountered all weekend was a brochure for Thumbies. Yes, you too can own cufflinks bearing the thumbprint … Continue reading Reader Question #24: I have a hard time accepting help from helpful people who just want to help me.