#965: “My mom wants me to be her #1 sounding board and support system about her troubled marriage.”

Hi Captain, I am an adult (early 30's) child of two wonderful people who are going through some turbulence in their marriage--that thing of having an empty nest/rediscovering each other/discovering they have communication issues that have just been sitting there for 30+ years and are now blowing up. They're going to get counseling, which hopefully … Continue reading #965: “My mom wants me to be her #1 sounding board and support system about her troubled marriage.”

#957: “Do I have to move because of my husband’s allergies?”

Hello Captain and fellow Awkward travelers, My husband and I, along with our 16-month-old daughter, moved to a new city on Saturday. The reason for our move is that I just finished medical school and will be beginning residency in June. Husband woke up this morning and said he's not sure he can stay in … Continue reading #957: “Do I have to move because of my husband’s allergies?”

#907: “My hyper-vigilant work bully is bringing up all my old issues about being watched & judged.”

Captain Awkward and the Awkward Army, I recently accepted a position in a line of work that is brand new for me, exciting, mentally stimulating, and will enable me to finally be financially stable. This is all great. Except. Except for one co-worker, a trainee who was hired on at the same time as me … Continue reading #907: “My hyper-vigilant work bully is bringing up all my old issues about being watched & judged.”

#890: “I have chronic pain and need to quit my job. How do I tell a) my boss and b) my skeptical parents?”

Hi Captain Awkward, To make a long story short, I was recently diagnosed with a genetic condition that explains why I've had full back pain for the past five years. In those five years between symptom onset and a diagnosis the pain has just gotten worse. I'm only 19 and going to university but I … Continue reading #890: “I have chronic pain and need to quit my job. How do I tell a) my boss and b) my skeptical parents?”

#885: “My psychiatrist is not okay. How do I help her?”

Dear Captain, I have been retraining/job searching for at least 2 years. My psychiatrist expressed that it would great if I could help with filing and organization. This is something my previous job (that I RAN from, as to develop other skills) utilized my talent to the point of burnout. In the past few months … Continue reading #885: “My psychiatrist is not okay. How do I help her?”

#770: Coworker’s thoughtless comments are triggering me.

Hi Captain- TW for mention of suicide/suicidal ideation, if you would appreciate the warning ("mention" like "this thing exists in my past" mention). I started a new office job (my first office job, though not my first 9-5) four months ago, and so far it's been great! It's a smallish office- about 30 people- as … Continue reading #770: Coworker’s thoughtless comments are triggering me.

#694: How do I get out of mandatory corporate yoga retreat and keep my career intact?

Comments closed as of 4/27. Dear Captain Awkward, So, if I tell you that when I was in high school, a teacher of mine called off class for a session of “yoga in the dark where no one can see what the teacher is doing” that left me very upset, I probably don’t need to … Continue reading #694: How do I get out of mandatory corporate yoga retreat and keep my career intact?

#662 and #663: “My Friend, The Skeptic.”

Captain, I was wondering if you could help me sort something out with my friend S. My life has gone through the wringer the past 2 years, in terms of friendship dynamics turning scary and unhealthy, being assaulted/ stalked, my emotionally abusive/ homophobic parents, and the basic drama of becoming an adult. My friends have … Continue reading #662 and #663: “My Friend, The Skeptic.”