Before we dig into today’s letter, I really like this “Ask Polly” piece at The Awl, I Miss My Maniac Ex. The Maniac Ex is what we around these parts would call a Darth Vader boyfriend. So you focus on that one magical night, in the middle of a sea of terrible nights, where he […]
Howdy Cap’n~ My mother had an affair and left my father for my former best friend and coworker, whom she met thru me and my job. This happened over a year ago, and I’m past the initial shock.. I came to realize I cannot change what happened, and that I can either stay angry about […]
My friends and former students are graduating! Many of you are probably graduating! Dear Sugar made a graduation speech, and ladies and gentleman, if that woman decided to start a church I would try to go to that church. When I graduated from college, my graduation speaker was Richard Holbrooke and he patiently explained to […]
Sometimes the only answer an advice columnist can give is “Dude, you are so fucked.” Check out Dan Savage’s Letter of the Day from yesterday. Amazing. Also, it’s National Poetry Month! Here is Maggie Estep’s great poem, “I am an emotional idiot.” Emotional Idiot by Maggie Estep I’m an Emotional Idiot so get away from […]
Dear Abby: Elope so that your in-laws won’t dress like hookers to “ruin” your wedding. Captain Awkward: Learn the fine art of not giving a damn.
Dear Abby is a classic for a reason, right? Soothing. Non-confrontational. Midwestern common sense. Often terrible and does not get at any of the actual issues going on between actual people. For instance: DEAR ABBY: What do you do when your future in-laws tell other relatives that they intend to ruin your upcoming wedding? They […]
If you like advice columns (and I think you do) and seriously badass honest writing (and I think you do), you might want to read Dear Sugar. My favorite recent thing she’s done is this letter to her younger self: You are not a terrible person for wanting to break up with someone you love. […]
Intern Paul has some words for the second letter writer in today’s Dear Prudence, aka, the girl who went through a slutty phase and has now been basically kicked out of her super-Christian family because her judgmental controlling turd of a brother snooped in her email and told everyone about her wicked ways. First, here […]