Dear Captain Awkward, After almost a year of planning, we're in the home stretch before my wedding day in early May. Everything was lining up smoothly until I reached out for RSVPs that hadn't been received yet, namely my stepdad, my aunt, and my grandmother (my dead mom's sister and mother). These are my only … Continue reading #1188: Grief and the empty chairs at the wedding feast.
Dear Cap, I have an issue with one set of my grandparents - my mom's dad and stepmom. Backstory: my mom is a single mom. My dad never paid child support. My sister's dad pays child support, but for a year or so there he didn't, and he pays a lot less now than he … Continue reading #962: Mean grandparents and the middle ground.
Captain and Crew, I've been married to a wonderful man for almost 5 years now. He and I have worked hard to have a marriage based on openness and honesty. We decided fairly early on we weren't in a hurry to have kids, if ever. We wanted to have time to be just us. Then … Continue reading #671: Planning a family and already anticipating difficulties with Grandma.
Hello Captain! I am in serious need of some guidance. I'll do my best to keep the background info to being pertinent to the situation. Here it goes. I have a wonderful four year old son with my terrible, emotionally-abusive ex. I left him when my son was a little over a year old and … Continue reading #273: “My kid won’t be visiting you”: Steps on becoming an Emotional Badass
Dear Captain, About 3 months ago I had the most perfect baby in the world. He is the first grandchild on both sides and is revelling in the attention he's getting from his grandparents. So far so good, right? Well. My partner is away for work for about 3 weeks and his mom is here … Continue reading #248: Gender-Policing Grandmas