#1249: Parents who are no contact (with each other) at our wedding.

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.

#851: We’re adopting a child and my husband’s family has many crap opinions (crapinions) about that. How to keep the peace?

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?

Reader question #72: A long and harrowing tale of dealing with emotional terrorists.

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.