Hey Captain, I (she/her) am getting married in May! Besides all the awful that is wedding planning, my fiancé (he/him) and I are excited and happy to celebrate this milestone. His parents had a short, violent relationship that resulted in their divorce and going no-contact with each other when my fiancé was a child. I, … Continue reading #1249: Parents who are no contact (with each other) at our wedding.
We're gonna need to keep the "we will fight these people in real life" map active.
Dear Captain Awkward, My husband and I (cis-woman), are adopting our first child. We came to this decision after we learned that I have a medical condition which will make it difficult, if not impossible, for me to have biological children. We were very excited to tell our families about this decision. And, for the … Continue reading #851: We’re adopting a child and my husband’s family has many crap opinions (crapinions) about that. How to keep the peace?
Hiya Captain, I need some help putting myself back together again. Basically, my partner and I moved into his parents' house for about a year and a half after the birth of our second child owing to some financial complications we hadn't anticipated. This was very kind and generous of them, and I want to … Continue reading #249: How do I reclaim my awesomeness?
Dear Captain Awkward, I just had the weekend from hell. There was really no foreshadowing that the weekend would work out so horribly, but now that it has, I feel like it's foreshadowing an even more hellish future. I recently relocated with my partner to a beautiful, comfortable city about 2800 miles away from the … Continue reading Reader question #72: A long and harrowing tale of dealing with emotional terrorists.