#1233: “Is it ever safe to take a difficult parent off a ‘low information’ diet?”

Dear Captain, I (she/her, 32) suppose that this is a question about resetting boundaries. My mom has made a few comments over the last year or two that I’ve never really reached out to or confided in her, and she sounds hurt about this. This is true! For example, in fifth grade my school put … Continue reading #1233: “Is it ever safe to take a difficult parent off a ‘low information’ diet?”

#1185: “Need scripts for moderating how much guests drink in my home.”

Hi Captain! My fiancé (they/them) and I (she/her) recently bought a house. My little sister (she/her) also lives with us. It’s awesome. We throw parties, where people drink (sometimes a lot – fiancé and sister are college students, I’m a few years older) and hang out. We’re planning on implementing a house rule where people … Continue reading #1185: “Need scripts for moderating how much guests drink in my home.”

#905: “I’m a college student who doesn’t drink. How can I make my peers understand that without killing the mood?”

Dear Captain, I'm a 20-year-old college student and I don't drink, nor will I likely ever drink in the future. My father is an alcoholic, and every family member on his side has some form of substance abuse problem. I know that having a drink now and again will not necessarily hurt me or lead … Continue reading #905: “I’m a college student who doesn’t drink. How can I make my peers understand that without killing the mood?”