Hey Captain, I was hoping I could still get some assistance with a minor but ongoing irritation in my life. I am Jewish, and I live in the Midwest, and that is awkward. I'm almost always the only Jewish person in my social circle, workplace, etc. Eleven months out of the year, this is a … Continue reading #1064: Christmas Help For A Non-Christian
The annual commiseration thread for people who are just trying to get through this shitshow in one piece. There is a thread for celebratory stuff over here. #2016
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. You have advised that a person does not “owe” anyone else their time, friendship, or anything, and I agree with this. However, I am struggling with being on the receiving end of this. My mother-in-law stopped speaking to me. And I feel SO MUCH anger and hurt over this; I have been … Continue reading #530: Annual Holiday Reminder: You Don’t Have to “Celebrate” With People Who Treat You Like Crap