Submit your questions on Patreon or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #AwkwardFriday) before noon Chicago time today and I will answer as many as I can. Comments get turned on after everything's posted on my end. Great questions this week! Transcript below, updating sloooooooooooowly. 1 Q: No question, but can you number the questions so they are easier … Continue reading Live Chat Today!
Turbulent month, turbulent song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7TArjP6Hwo And yes, it's that time of the month, when we treat the things people typed into search engines as if they are questions they want answers to. 1 "How to handle snubs from close relatives." Sometimes you end up related to people you would never interact with by choice. If … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Month of May
School/life has been kicking my ass this semester and I am really behind on search terms posts, friends. Let's make up for lost time! 1 "I feel like I have said too much" You are in the right place! 2 "Boyfriend won't take showers" Try bluntness. "Please take a shower, babe, you don't smell so … Continue reading It Came From The Search Terms: Senioritis Sessions
Dear Captain Awkward, How do I respond to the ‘what are you looking for’ question? It feels like no matter what I say it’s never the right answer. If I say I want a relationship I feel like that reads as ‘I’m desperate to get married and have babies’ which I’m not (been there, done … Continue reading #1094: How do I answer the “what are you looking for in a relationship” question when I’m not sure I know?
Dear Captain, I’m a woman in her mid-30’s who’s been dating a man a few years older than myself. We’ve only been together for about 6 months. Neither one of us has a very extensive dating history; he’s only dated one other woman, and I’ve only dated two other men. At first he seemed like … Continue reading #1079: “Boundaries and ‘shoulds.'”
Dear Captain Awkward, I have a really great relationship with a really great person. She can spot a logical flaw in an argument at fifty paces, picks up new languages for fun, and has a hobby of organizing elaborate theme parties. I like her lots. But. She is bad at at time. Like, really bad. … Continue reading #1075: Perpetual Time Optimism
Dear Captain Awkward, Okay, so I just typed my whole question and realized it is wayyyyy longer than 400 words. The 400 word question is: My boyfriend gets defensive and dramatic when we have a conflict. While I try to offer solutions and compromises to our problems, he gets to a breaking point and responds … Continue reading #1074: “My boyfriend loves smoking weed more than he loves me. What to do about his weird ultimatums?”
Hello! Long time no blog! I traveled to Texas for Christmas break, since my in-laws live in the Fort Worth area and Amarillo. It was lovely to see family and catch up with some old friends who have relocated and meet some nifty new people. I did not take a computer with me or do … Continue reading #1065: “I love my girlfriend and feel like I would die without her. She doesn’t love me back.”
Dear Captain Awkward, I have a recurring problem in my living situation (and relationship) that never seems to get resolved. It might sound silly but it causes quite a bit of tension in my otherwise happy twosome... I work two hours away from home which involves a long daily commute and means dragging my tired … Continue reading #1060: The Case of the Cranky Co-habiting Commuter
Dear Captain Awkward, I (she/her) have been dating this guy (he/ him) for about the past 5 months. Things are for the most part truly wonderful; there are various stresses about upcoming job changes and moves, but he's really one of the best people I know, and we seem to be pretty damn good together. … Continue reading #1054: “Dealing with disproportionate sadness over extremely mild rejections.”