Dear Captain Awkward, My husband and I are newlyweds. He is currently unemployed and job searching. We are living on my income and it isn't much. However, I place my health at a high priority because I've had high healthcare costs in the past. We eat well, but we make up for it by almost … Continue reading #682: Redirecting my friends away from expensive dinner invitations.
Dear Captain, I was wondering if you could spare some advice on how to go dutch (AKA 'make-people-pay-their-share) with people who are 'sensitive' (where 'sensitive' is in the ''easily-offended' way, not the 'sensitive-they'll-figure-it-out-with-only-a-little-prompting' way.) And these 'people' are all members of my in-law family which I would described as a relationships which are 'generally-pretty-friendly' but … Continue reading #586: Splitting the bill with people who always forget their wallet.
Dear Captain Awkward, In a few months, my big sister’s getting married, and I’m a bridesmaid. Awesome! The problem is that my estranged father will be there, and I legit cannot be around him. My parents are divorced and Dad was always weird. When I was 16, he and I had a massive argument where … Continue reading #404: My thief of a dad is going to be at my sister’s wedding.
Hi Captain, I want to move out at the end of the year and I had the idea of moving into my Grandmother's unoccupied flat (she lives in a home).The only problem is my family. My Mother is my Grandmother's Administrator so she makes all the big decisions when it comes to my grandmother's affairs but … Continue reading #359: Family & Business
Hello, readers. It is Day 2 of the Captain Awkward Dot Com half-yearly pledge drive. If you like it here and can spare a dollar, consider making a small donation and getting a copy of my short movie, The Wardrobe. Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! Dear Captain Awkward, I have written to … Continue reading #295: When failure moves into your house to stay.