#743: How can I be a good friend to my friends with kids?

Dear captain awkward and army, A handful of my friends have become parents this year. Consequently, and as expected, I don't see them very often any more, and when I do, it's for brief 30-minute "passing by" visits just to see how they and their rapidly developing Von Neumann machines are doing. I'd like to … Continue reading #743: How can I be a good friend to my friends with kids?

#524: How do I fight with my partner without ruining everything?

Dear Captain Awkward (And Awkwardeers), I've been in a fantastic relationship with my partner for a few years now. He's incredibly supportive of my mental health, and complements my personality perfectly. However, and this may seem a silly concern, I'm worried about the fact that we never argue. Basically, I'm concerned that this might mean … Continue reading #524: How do I fight with my partner without ruining everything?

#432: I’m pregnant, I hate small talk, UGH: A Compendium

Dear Captain, I’m pregnant - yay! It’s still pretty early, but if things go well, I’m on my way to being a big gassy pregnant lady. (Right now I am a small gassy pregnant lady). However, I’m already dreading handsy co-workers who I know will touch my stomach, comment on my weight gain, start referring … Continue reading #432: I’m pregnant, I hate small talk, UGH: A Compendium

#352: How do I get my mom to chill out about my baby? (spoiler, you probably can’t)

Hi Captain Awkward,   Thank you so much for your wonderful column.   My parents are very loving and I have a generally good relationship with them. I see them once a week or so, and I generally enjoy spending time with them. My mother and I have opposite ways of communicating, though: she simply … Continue reading #352: How do I get my mom to chill out about my baby? (spoiler, you probably can’t)

#326: Our relationship and communication skills are awesome… too awesome?

As amazing as these past couple of questions have been, they're also kind of depressing. I want to thank the following questioner for presenting us with a pleasant, happy sort of problem in which no one is being even a little bit of an asshole. Cheers! Hello Captain (and Awkward Army)! So here's the deal. … Continue reading #326: Our relationship and communication skills are awesome… too awesome?