Archive | August 2011
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Dear Captain Awkward, I’ve come across a situation that has really stymied me and I wonder if you can help. I had a friend many years ago who was sweet as pie but who could sometimes be a little needy and suffocating. I think he had a pretty serious crush on me, but nothing ever […]
Reader question #103: I have forbidden internet knowledge about my boyfriend’s past and what I think are his “real” feelings.
Hi Captain, I’m a ygm (young gay male) from Melbourne Australia. I have an issue which I would love to have your opinion. It regards my boyfriend but I pray you won’t post it on Twitter as my bf is on it and might see that and get angry. I have been with my special […]
Today’s letter kinda sorta lets me jump in on Dan Savage’s DTMFA-a-thon. Dear Captain Awkward, I am having a real problem with a house guest staying at my house. She and her husband have been friends with my husband Aaron long before I met him. Both decided to move to New York and sold the […]
Guest post: “My attractive married friend is unloading on me about the state of her troubled marriage. Maybe I will sleep with her?” (Question #101)
I’ve got a post up at Feministe today about movie casting and stereotypes. In retrospect I should have called it “Stop boring the shit out of me, Hollywood.” Major Mishap is here once again to answer today’s question and take this letter writer to post-divorce friendship school, aka, don’t fuck that lady! Dear Captain Awkward: […]
My good friend Major Mishap kindly took on this question about a loud cat and the neighbors who mock it. I am mostly excited to have an excuse to spam you all with photos of my cat, who I think you’ll agree, is the world’s cutest animal. Dear Captain Awkward, I guess I’m apparently the […]
Guest post! How do I stop letting my terrible self-esteem sabotage my relationships? (Reader question #99)
Dear Captain, My question is two-pronged: I have serious self-esteem issues, in particular concerning my looks. I just don’t think I’m very pretty. My hair is frizzy and awkward and takes a considerable amount of styling to look even remotely presentable, my skin is greasy and tired-looking, I had a tooth smashed when I was […]
Hello, Awkwardeers, I’m guest-blogging at Feministe this week and next. I’ll still post questions here as time allows, but today’s question, How do I define feminism for myself and my future kids?, is over there. My inbox is bursting with questions right now, and some of them are really, really, really long and include all […]
Are you watching Awkward Black Girl? (via Feministing) Should you break up? A handy flowchart. The linked article references this Cary Tennis column, which is full of “YEESH.” Speaking of YEESH, The A(n)nals of Online Dating is there for you when you get disgusting dating site messages. I’m sure your wedding photos are fantastic, but […]