#783: How do I tell my dysfunctional folks I’m not spending the holidays with them this year?

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?

#530: Annual Holiday Reminder: You Don’t Have to “Celebrate” With People Who Treat You Like Crap

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