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Question for the readers: Doing the Impossible

My friend posted this doozy of a poem the other day: “Fairy-tale Logic”Fairy tales are full of impossible tasks:Gather the chin hairs of a man-eating goat,Or cross a sulphuric lake in a leaky boat,Select the prince from a row of identical masks,Tiptoe up to a dragon where it basksAnd snatch its bone; count dust specks, […]

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#563: I have a hard enough time making friends for myself. How do I navigate the special hell that is arranging playdates for my children?

Hi there Captain! I’m a 36 year-old mom of two adorable boys (6 and 2). I also have no friends. I’m not entirely OK with not having friends, but I’ve gotten used to it over the past 30 years or so of not-having-friends-ness. What I’m less OK with is that my Big Guy seems to […]

It Came From The Search Terms, April Showers Edition

Every month(ish) I answer the questions people typed into search engines to find this blog. Except for adding punctuation, I don’t change the wording. Enjoy! 1. “Mother-in-law hates me. How do I tell her I’m pregnant?” That sounds like a job for your spouse, her (presumably) son, who should be doing all or most of […]

Munich Meetup April 17

The first Germany meetup is happening! From Mercy: Awkward Army goes Germany – first Munich meetup!The first Awkward meetup in Munich will take place on the 17th of April, 3 p.m. at Café KlenzeThe address is:Cafe Klenze, in der Alten Pinakothek, Barer Straße 27It’s is on Tram line 27, the Schellingstr. stop, or the Pinakotheken […]

#562: My friend and collaborator has gone AWOL on our project. How do I get them to focus again without ruining our relationship?

Dear Captain Awkward & Associated Awesome Awkwardeers, My longtime internet friend and I have a serial writing project that we publish casually online for free; we’ve been writing on it practically since we met. We have a very small fanbase, but they are extremely dedicated and patient as we work to get the writing up. […]

#561: “I had an affair with a married guy three years ago. His wife just found out and rang me up.”

Edited To Add: If you wrote one of the many (now deleted) treatises on The Darkest Evils of The Other Woman And How They Deserve Our Collective Scorn and Hatred, and how they must accept the possibility of violence at the hands of those they’ve wronged as the forseeable fruits of their sins, thanks for the […]

London & Bay Area Meetups: April 12

London rescheduled their monthly meetup to April 12. Details from Kate: Dear all, Sorry about this, but I’ve ended up moving the April meetup from the previously advertised date.  It will now be the 12th of April. Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11am onwards. For this month’s theme, bring or talk about something […]

#560: It’s *your* party, so why would you invite people who put you on edge?

Dear Captain Awkward, I’m organising a house party for my 21st birthday, but I’ve run into a dilemma which I don’t know how to resolve. Backstory is, I was dating this woman, let’s call her X, for over half a year. We split up before January. It was my first real relationship and the breakup […]

#559: Does “can’t be in a relationship right now” always mean “…with you”? Spoiler: Yup. Sorry.

Dear sifters of potentially-answerable awkwardness, I’ve had a lover of the very best kind for the past ~9 months, healthiest relationship I’ve ever been in, and we both had started to talk about, you know… we could see us together for a long time. I feel respected and heard and loved and the sex is […]

#558: Help I’m boring

Hi Captain Awkward (or any other lovely affiliated blogger kind enough to take this letter on), I’m a very boring person. I used to think I was creative and interesting, but I find that all I really do is mindlessly consume media. I read online constantly (articles, blogs, forums, etc) but almost never post anything […]


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