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?
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?
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
Hi Captain and Awkwardeers! I have a problem that may or may not be an actual problem and is probably easy to solve, but asking friends for answers gave me nothing but contradictory answers, so I thought maybe you could help. I’m young (in college) and just started dating one of my friends. It’s great. … Continue reading #413: How do I Relationship?
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)
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?
Dear Captain Awkward, I am a recent High School graduate and I am going to start college in the fall somewhat far away from my home state (about an 11 hour drive) and i am so excited I've made a countdown and I've befriended all of my soon to be classmates on FB and found … Continue reading #285: Is it bad if my relationship has an expiration date?
Dear Captain, I am in an awkward sexy-times situation (the best kind of awkward! ...Or is it?), and am in need of a script and Jedi hugs. Halp? I grew up in a horribly repressive, fundamentalist Christian household; the entirety of my sexual education came from the church, and can be summed up into: 1. … Continue reading #267: How do I talk about sex with my first sex partner?
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm afraid my question is a little on the vague and general side. I feel like Jane Bennet, whose "feelings, though fervent, were little displayed." I just don't wear my heart on my sleeve, and for the most part I'm very happy to be that way. But I think it's … Continue reading #260: Sense and Sensibility and Saying Stuff Out Loud
Hiya Captain, I need some help putting myself back together again. Basically, my partner and I moved into his parents' house for about a year and a half after the birth of our second child owing to some financial complications we hadn't anticipated. This was very kind and generous of them, and I want to … Continue reading #249: How do I reclaim my awesomeness?