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Archive | December 2012

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#416: How do I get a Team You?

Greetings! I have a question about Team You. Mainly, how does obtain such a wondrous thing? I am in a situation where I am the primary caretaker for an elderly parent with serious health issues. She requires a great deal of time and energy- mental more than physical. The rest of my family is basically […]

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#415: How do I give this person who wanted to be my friend “closure”?

Dear Captain Awkward: How do you give closure to someone you barely know? IOW, worm can opened, now what? A few years ago I got to know a woman over a few hours of casual recreational activities. We clicked at first, and discovered through our sharing that we both had experienced several important life milestones, […]

Cool “2012 in review” widget.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 4,800,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 87 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than […]

#414: What are the green flags for a good therapist?

Hello Captain Awkward and Awkward Army, I have been in and out of therapy off and on for the last decade or so. I don’t want to give my entire life history, but I will summarize by saying that I have clinical depression, and have anxiety that hasn’t been formally diagnosed yet but which has […]

#413: How do I Relationship?

Hi Captain and Awkwardeers! I have a problem that may or may not be an actual problem and is probably easy to solve, but asking friends for answers gave me nothing but contradictory answers, so I thought maybe you could help. I’m young (in college) and just started dating one of my friends. It’s great. […]

#412: One “Slow Fade” Textbook Example coming right up!

Hey Captain! My question is on the ‘he’s not that into you’ theme, and in particular about how to respond appropriately. I recently decided to try to reconnect with an old friend. We used to be flirty and have some pants and head feelings for each other, but I wasn’t ready for a relationship so […]

#411: Frozen out by a relative.

Dear Captain Awkward: I was hoping for some advice on dealing with my sister-in-law. Who hates me. She’s a bit rude/rough around the edges most of the time, to most people, that I’ve seen – but she is really not a fan of mine. She doesn’t return simple greetings “Hi, SIL, how are you?” and […]

The Pie-For-Breakfast Boxing Day Open Thread

Good morning. I hope everyone had a nice December 25th. I spent the day playing computer games and hanging out with the Gentleman Caller, trying to shake this disgusting sinus infection that’s laid me low for the past two weeks. A phlegm haiku to start your day off right: lung-butter sculptures land in the porcelain […]

Tokyo Meetup, January 2

Agnes in Tokyo would like to eat pastries with you: Hello Awkwardeers! The Captain says she has a few readers in Japan, so I thought that now I’m a little settled into my English-teaching job I’d see if we can do a meetup in Tokyo. I want to meet at Gontran Cherrier, home of the […]

#410: How do I tell old professional contacts about my recent name change now that I need a reference?

Dear Captain Awkward: Last year, I got divorced. At the time of my divorce, I was offered the legal choice to go back to my maiden name, or to keep my married name. I decided to choose a whole new last name, which was something I had always wanted to do. My new last name […]


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