Birthday Blues Bulletin Board: Advice + Open Thread

I'm accumulating questions from people about birthday stuff, and Mr. Awkward just had a birthday (jaunty photo at link) so we're gonna talk about birthday stuff. The questions are along the lines of: "I make a big deal out of my spouse's birthday, they treat mine like an afterthought (if they remember at all)." "I've … Continue reading Birthday Blues Bulletin Board: Advice + Open Thread

#1203: “I’m getting married to God. How do I tell my family they’re not invited?”

Hi Captain! I'm 24 years old, and next year I'm undergoing the "consecration of virgins" ceremony from Catholic tradition, where essentially I agree to give up romantic attatchments and "marry" myself to God, like halfway to being a nun. I'm very excited about this, and have already started plans for the ceremony, including dresses and … Continue reading #1203: “I’m getting married to God. How do I tell my family they’re not invited?”

IT’S MOTHEREFFING WEDDING SEASON AGAIN, SO LET’S CHAT

:Captain Awkward Opens Mailbox: :Captain Awkward Stares At Mailbox: CONGRATULATIONS, ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE GETTING MARRIED SOON. Let's talk about some stuff I know about weddings. This is probably my one wedding-related post for at least the remainder of 2019. I'm going to try to hit all the bases I know how to help with. … Continue reading IT’S MOTHEREFFING WEDDING SEASON AGAIN, SO LET’S CHAT

NYC June Meet-Up!

What: Captain Awkward NYC meetup When: Saturday, June 8th, 2019, 3pm onward Where: Think Coffee, 123 4th Avenue, Manhattan Feel free to bring games, board games, crafts, or just your wonderful self 🙂 We’ll meet at Think Coffee at 123 4th Avenue on Saturday, June 8th, starting at 3pm. It is right by the 14th … Continue reading NYC June Meet-Up!

#1188: Grief and the empty chairs at the wedding feast.

Dear Captain Awkward, After almost a year of planning, we're in the home stretch before my wedding day in early May. Everything was lining up smoothly until I reached out for RSVPs that hadn't been received yet, namely my stepdad, my aunt, and my grandmother (my dead mom's sister and mother). These are my only … Continue reading #1188: Grief and the empty chairs at the wedding feast.

Meetups: NYC (March 16) and Perth (March 17)

New York, assemble! NYC March Meetup! Hello NYC Awkwardeers! What: Captain Awkward NYC meetup When: Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 3pm onward Where: Think Coffee, 123 4th Avenue, Manhattan Feel free to bring games/board games, crafts, or just your wonderful selves! We’ll meet at Think Coffee at 123 4th Avenue on Saturday, February 9th starting at 3pm. It is right by the 14th … Continue reading Meetups: NYC (March 16) and Perth (March 17)

The Half-Assed Activist, Chicago Storytelling Events (with 1 reschedule, hence the re-post), and other links.

Hi readers, I've started writing a series of posts about caring for mental health while engaging with the rocky political situation in the US over at my Patreon site. Financial support is always appreciated (and how we get to not look at ads when we hang out here), but this particular content is free for anyone … Continue reading The Half-Assed Activist, Chicago Storytelling Events (with 1 reschedule, hence the re-post), and other links.