Sometimes I think Captain Awkward has played its role in my life and is ready to leave. This is to the author's credit: she came up with a few very good guidelines, described and demonstrated them well enough that I understood the general principles, and now all that's left is re-explaining these rules to people who can't apply them to their own situation. It's an excellent thing to do, but it's not as rewarding for me to read as it once was. For example, when she posted #467: How do I help my partner communicate better with his family?, I immediately knew the letter was going to be a lady trying to fix her husband's relationship with his family for him, and the answer was going to be "step away". But if I'd skipped it, I would have missed this gem:
“Terrible at maintaining relationships” isn’t an actual condition, it’s a series of choices that have turned into a habit.