Dear Captain Awkward: My 27 year old son has been in a relationship with his girlfriend for about 18 months. He was living with a friend until a couple months ago, when he and his girlfriend moved to an apartment. Before the move, his friend came to see my husband and I to talk about … Continue reading #533: Can I bar my son’s unlikeable girlfriend from family events?
Dear Cap'n, I don't know how best to help my DH. This message follows us having a long, slightly drunk but happy and loving chat about his life. DH's family history is complicated. His upbringing includes some things which, when we talk about them, he agrees were "probably abuse", but explains that he's somewhat normalised … Continue reading #467: How do I help my partner communicate better with his family?
Hello Captain and Friends, I come from the type of broken home that looks shiny on the outside. The one bright spot in growing up with my neglectful (but not abusive towards me) parents was/is my big brother. We've always been very close and have essentially been each other's best friends since some rather cruel … Continue reading #445: My brother is marrying a stranger!
Ahoy thar. Cliff notes time! Over the past four years, I: - dropped out of high school for Multiple Reasons - got a fantastic very-part-time clerical job which, although I don't **LOVE** it 24/7, has great co-workers and doesn't take up too much brainpower (which is good because I have a history of overloading myself … Continue reading #440: “It’s time to get out of my abusive home, but I am afraid to accept help.”
Dear Captain and Awkward Army, My husband and I live a few hours from my extended family and often go to visit them, staying with my aunt and uncle. My parents live out of state and also stay with my aunt and uncle when they come to visit, but they will be moving closer to … Continue reading #425: Baby, it’s freezing in here.