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
Dear Captain Awkward: Quick backstory: my mom and stepdad babysit my daughter for free one afternoon a week while I work (I telecommute the rest of the time). My mother offered to do it right after my daughter was born and I was thrilled. I've checked in with both of them a few times to … Continue reading #435: Getting the silent treatment for an honest mistake.
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm a single woman that just got out of a 1 1/2 year relationship. I'm not very relationship savvy (who is?) and this was my first *real* relationship, but I have always made a point of having clear boundaries and been all about enthusiastic consent. If I wasn't in the mood I … Continue reading #347: A Consent Question
Dear Captain Awkward; When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I made a deal: he picks first name, I pick middle name, and then should we have a 2nd kid, it would be vice-versa. We decided at the time to name our daughter after his (late) maternal grandmother and my maternal grandmother. … Continue reading Question #166: My mom is being a jerk about what I name my baby.