They're playing Christmas music in the Walgreen's near my house, so, here you go. Hi Captain & Co., I need a script for my dad for the upcoming holidays on why I am not spending it with him, and I need a script for my in-laws on why I am likely to be pretty emotional … Continue reading #783: How do I tell my dysfunctional folks I’m not spending the holidays with them this year?
Dear Captain Awkward: My 27 year old son has been in a relationship with his girlfriend for about 18 months. He was living with a friend until a couple months ago, when he and his girlfriend moved to an apartment. Before the move, his friend came to see my husband and I to talk about … Continue reading #533: Can I bar my son’s unlikeable girlfriend from family events?
Dear Captain Awkward: I was hoping for some advice on dealing with my sister-in-law. Who hates me. She's a bit rude/rough around the edges most of the time, to most people, that I've seen - but she is really not a fan of mine. She doesn't return simple greetings "Hi, SIL, how are you?" and … Continue reading #411: Frozen out by a relative.
SNL Dysfunctional Family Christmas Thanks, Intern Paul, for reminding me of this gem. I think my favorite is "Carol of Intimacy." Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! I'll be spending the holiday with friends and The Doctor. I'm promised a gay men's choir somewhere in there.
It's Chrismukkah (insert your "We're halfway out of the dark" holiday of choice here), the time of year where some of us take a few days off, eat and drink things with people we love, light sparkly lights, maybe exchange gifts. If this is a relaxing, special time of year for you that you love, … Continue reading Surviving Holiday Visits