"You're chopping the peppers wrong," or, when cooking together stops being a fun date-night activity.
What if a) loneliness really sucks and b) finding romantic love is not primarily an internal and external makeover project?
The subject line says it all, for content warning purposes, though if it helps: The Letter Writer sent the person packing and it was not a *successful* grooming attempt.
Weird holidays, weird year.
Once upon a time, a kind reader wrote in for advice about her friend, "Mary." Mary just cared about the Letter Writer SO MUCH, you see, that she felt entitled to advise her on any and all of life's challenges, kiss her on the top of the head, take over in the kitchen, recount a … Continue reading Update for #1208: “Question about Mom-friends being Too….’Mothering.'”
Content note for mention of suicidal ideation, and reminder that roommate fights are for "It's your turn to buy toilet paper," not "It actually oppresses me when your face does that." Dear Captain Awkward, I have a question about reconciling with friends when everyone involved has made mistakes. Sorry this is so long... My wife … Continue reading #1297: My friends had a huge falling-out with my wife. Can we ever be friends again?
Greetings, it is the time for the periodic tradition where I answer search strings people typed in as if they are questions. First, I want to share a few links - Here I am at Vice, writing about family arguments, and I also want to call attention to S. Bear Bergman's recent post there: How … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: October Symphony (Oct. 2020)
Alert, alert, Mantrum in progress! Do not approach! Mantrum in progress!
Hello everyone, I am very excited to announce that Rae McDaniel is going to be answering 1-2 questions each month on the blog between now and the end of 2020. I first "met" Rae when working on the Vice piece about family holiday stuff, and they were both a complete delight and full of quotable … Continue reading Guest Poster-To-Be: Rae McDaniel