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#552: Crossing Paths with Darth-of-Old

Hello, nice people of the internet! I took your generous Pledge Drive donations and finally bought myself a reliable, working computer. I CAN WRITE AGAIN! February is over and my 2-week sinus-infection-shitbeast-respiratory-thing-from-hell seems to be lifting. I CAN WRITE AGAIN! HI IT IS NICE TO SEE YOU ALL I MISSED YOU AND HOPE YOU ARE […]

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#547: “Is it my anxiety or is my relationship dodgy?” Spoiler: Holy fuckshit, IT’S THE DODGIEST

Comments are closed as of 2/9 Hi Captain, I need your help. I don’t know if I’m in a shitty relationship or if bad things just keep happening to us. I’ve been dating a guy for eight months. We fell in love very quickly and very intensely. The first period was very happy but I […]

#465: Life after Darth

Hi there, An online friend and I were innocent email buds. One day, we start DMing which leads to texting/phone call. It gets sexual. Tells me he has a live in girlfriend but doesn’t ever say “maybe we shouldn’t go there.” It progresses to constantly talking, texting, gchatting. 2 weeks after we started he flew […]

#454: Darth Vader is a tricksy hobbit.

Hello, Citizens of Friday. First order of business, this great nod of solidarity for the socially awkward from Dorothy Parker. ‎”Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.” -Dorothy Parker Second order of business: This great post from The Pervocracy, “How To Have Sex […]

#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 […]

#275: “How do I keep a friendly (or more) connection with the guy who just broke up with me (twice)?”

Dear Captain Awkward, About six weeks ago, the guy I was dating (let’s call him StarTrekFan, our mutual love for Star Trek and other geekery brought us together), broke things off very suddenly. I asked him to give us another chance and he agreed. We had talked about what issues had arisen and wanted to […]

#272: When you see Darth Vader coming, do you speak up?

Ahoy, Team Awkward, I have found myself in a weird Darth Vader situation, and I’m not sure how to handle it while still maintaining my own principles and values. I’m fully prepared for, “Just stay out of it,” but in the hopes that there’s different or more comprehensive advice, I figured I’d ask. My partner […]

#259: “I’m in love with someone who treats me badly.”

Hi Captain, I’m in a sucky situation. I’m in love with one of my friends and he doesn’t treat me very well – even as a friend.   I started seeing him very shortly after the end of a very long, serious relationship. I said “this has to be casual, don’t ask me what we […]

Friday Questions about Darth Vader & FEELINGS______.

Hi Captain, I have two questions, not about a particular situation (although, of course, that’s a complete lie) but more a desire for more exposition on certain recurring themes. Should you have the time or inclination. Or want to flip it to the commenters. Or whatnot. First: How does one spot a Darth Vader? It’s […]

#198: Hung up real bad.

Dear Captain Awkward: I’m a middle-aged lady who should be able to solve her own problems. And I do, pretty well, except for this one: Quite a few years ago (just over 20 to be exact) I had a child with a man who immediately dumped me as soon as he found out and offered […]


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