Hi Cap and Co. To get right into it: when I was 15, my aunt, who had until that point been a very large figure in my life, cut herself and her nuclear family off from my nuclear family for the foreseeable future. To put into broad terms, my family did something that, while intended … Continue reading #516: Accepting a family member’s African Violet with grace
Dear Captain Awkward, I need a good way to stop being best friends with my former best friend. I don’t want to hurt her feelings any more than I might have already have, but the relationship is seriously not working out for me in a bad way. Brief recap: Former best friend (FBF) was in … Continue reading #251: Breaking up with a friend (African Violet Review)
“Good news, I finally persuaded my fiancée to let me sleep with other people, now we can finally act out all my fantasies about you over Zoom!” Whoa, seems sexy!
Patrons of the blog have sent in short questions. Surprising nobody, I have written answers between “medium” and “epic.” This is Part 1 of 2, the rest will come later in the week. In this batch: A friend is ghosting me to my face at work, I want to reconnect with a friend I accidentally … Continue reading September 2019 Short Questions: Part 1
Hello! Search terms have piled up, let’s do the thing where we answer the search strings people typed in that led them here as if they are questions. Context is missing (by design), so expect some comedy answers in between with the sincere stuff. Let’s kick things off with a song. Have I used this … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Cruel Summer
Good morning! Submit your questions on Patreon or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #AwkwardFriday) before noon Chicago time today. From 12-1 I’ll answer as many as I can and update as I go. Comments open once everything is posted. These have been fun so far. I’m looking forward to questions. Ok, it’s on!
Dear Captain, Over the last year, a once close friend of mine and I have been experiencing the African Violet of broken friendship. We had been through a very intense multi-year creative work project together, and after the project finished and she moved onto another job, we kind of drifted apart. For my part, I … Continue reading #1022: “I’ve got angry Feelingsmail from a friend.”
Dear Captain, Please share your wisdom. I have no idea what to do with a very good friend who might (or not ?) be in love with me and who never said anything. Since our first year of college, 8 years ago, I have had this wonderful friend (let’s call him Iago). Lots of girls … Continue reading #984: “I think my friend told me he loved me a few years ago, and I’m just figuring it out now.”
Hi Capt, Surely this has been asked before, but I can’t find anything this straightforward in the archive. What do you say when someone wants to be your friend but you just don’t like them? I feel like at any given time there are a few people in my life who really want to be … Continue reading #977: “I just don’t want to be your friend:” “No thanks!” is NOT mean.
Hello Captain! I am looking for scripts/advice dealing with a situation that I tangled myself up in. A friend I made over the summer, and became quite close to, recently started giving me the silent treatment (I’d say about a month ago). Although it was hard for me to accept, I decided after olive branching … Continue reading #766, #767, #768: Awkward friendships, ahoy!