Comments are now closed on this discussion. I am leaving this answer (& discussion) here – don’t believe in erasing mistakes or pretending they didn’t happen. But putting it behind a cut-tag for sure. For a better answer to this question, and follow-up from the Letter Writer, go here.
Dear Cap’n, I don’t know how best to help my DH. This message follows us having a long, slightly drunk but happy and loving chat about his life. DH’s family history is complicated. His upbringing includes some things which, when we talk about them, he agrees were “probably abuse”, but explains that he’s somewhat normalised […]
Ahoy thar. Cliff notes time! Over the past four years, I: – dropped out of high school for Multiple Reasons – got a fantastic very-part-time clerical job which, although I don’t **LOVE** it 24/7, has great co-workers and doesn’t take up too much brainpower (which is good because I have a history of overloading myself […]
Dear Captain Awkward: This should be a quickie, at least to ask. I have two friends (they’re dating) who constantly argue with me about the field I’m studying in graduate school. They challenge my knowledge about it, and honestly about most everything, up to and including outright telling me I’m wrong about something I just […]
February 5, 2013: Thanks for all the cool comments and discussion, but I can’t keep up with the moderation demands right now. Comments on this entry are now closed. Yesterday I saw this Tweet. The piece linked there asks the question: “Can married women have straight male friends?” and suggests that friendships between straight men […]
Hello CA, I am finishing up a PhD in the social sciences, and will be on the academic job market soon. I really want to teach more than anything, either at the university or high school level. I need advice with regards to something in my past which may or may not come up as […]