#718: How can I be more assertive about last minute invitations from difficult family?

Hi Captain, I’m wondering if you could give me some advice on dealing with my challenging Mother when I’m going through stressful times. Right now I’m nearing the end of my Master’s degree, so I’m working long hours, stressed out, and have a lot to do (your posts on graduate life have been very helpful!). … Continue reading #718: How can I be more assertive about last minute invitations from difficult family?

#247: Marrying into a family with awful boundary issues, or, secrets of dealing with Highly Difficult People

Hey Cap, I'm a 25 year old woman, in a great relationship and planning to get married this summer. I have what I think is a fairly classic piece of awkward that I nevertheless can't figure out what to do about: I am about to acquire an awful mother in law - I'll call her … Continue reading #247: Marrying into a family with awful boundary issues, or, secrets of dealing with Highly Difficult People