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More on the theme of parents & communication with adult children today. Dear Captain Awkward, I’ve been reading your blog for just a few days now but I already caught on to the important part ‘speak up for yourself’. Now my problem is that I can’t. Or rather I can’t make myself. I’ve grown up […]
This just in: Captain Awkward! and assorted other Awkward Militia, I want to have an Awkward Meet-up in Seattle! And since I get to pick… Details: Thursday September 20th at 5pm at Solo Bar in Lower Queen Anne. I’m not a regular commenter, but I’m lurky-lurker, and my handle (I think? the, like, two times I […]
Hi Captain: I was raised by a mom who used the silent treatment. Whenever she was really mad about something- maybe once a month- she’d just shut down for several days at a time and not talk to anyone except to sneer at them. This only applied to people in my immediate family- my dad […]
Ahoy, Captain! Maybe this is a pleasant problem to have, but it’s a puzzling one. I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with a woman I find very attractive, trying to figure out whether I want to ask her out or not. We have a lot of interests in common, and do plenty of […]
A report from General Expression: “I’m happy to report that the Boston Awkwardeers Army meet-up yesterday was extremely successful! We had over a dozen people show up, and happily and awkwardly chat with each other. The event started at 6 pm, and the last people didn’t head home until almost 11:30 pm! General Expression (here referring to herself […]
Dear Captain A, I’ve been friends with my friend, B, since 2004. We had a short but really important lovership in 2006, had a hard breakup, but then rebuilt our friendship. For the past five years, he’s been someone I’ve considered family and my best friend. We referred to each other as ‘non sexual life […]